On January 6th, the Greek people celebrate “Ta phota” or “Theofania” or “Epiphania”, which stands for the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan River. It is a very important Greek celebration and it is the last one of the 12-day celebration period, which starts on Christmas.
In Greece, there is a nice tradition of baking the “vasilopita”, a special cake for the New Year, to start things off right! When cutting the cake into slices on New Year’s Day, Greeks will name each slice as they cut it, after everyone in the family and friends. Usually also a coin is hidden […]
On the first day of the New Year, in many Greek homes, the new year is welcomed by opening a pomegranate for good luck. It is also common to receive a pomegranate (‘ρόδι’, made of metal, glass or other materials) as a gift, to bring good luck ( ‘γούρι ») for the new year.
Here below you will find information about some Christmas traditions in Greece. As a listening exercise you can click on the button above, where you will find the text in Greek while listening to teacher Konstantinos reading the text for you.
Greeks are known for their celebrations & traditions. If you have ever participated in a Greek Easter celebration, wedding, baptism or name day party, you have definitely noticed that there are specific wishes to be used for every occasion. Our students practice those wishes very regularly, not only during a course in Greece, but also […]
Have you ever had the chance to enjoy your drink at one of the many rooftop bars of Athens? You can find them in every neighborhood offering a spectacular view and special atmosphere. There are many buildings in Athens suitable to have a roof bar on top.