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Winter in Greece

For those who thought that Greece is only a summer country, you couldn’t be more wrong :-).  Due to its varied nature and culture, Greece is never boring!
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The pomegranate brings good luck for the New Year – Greek tradition

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 in Greece,  to bring good luck ( ‘γούρι ») for the new year.
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The onion that will bring us luck – Greek tradition

A Greek new year’s lucky charm! Κρεμμύδα, το πρωτοχρονιάτικο γούρι!
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Greek Christmas Carols from different areas in Greece

Did you ever celebrate Greek Christmas and New Year in Greece?  Apart from other traditions, you will hear typical Greek Christmas carols all over the country: the “kalanta”. Greece is rich in music and depending on the geographical regions, there are different Christmas and New Year songs, using different instruments and rhythms.
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Greek traditional Christmas Cookies – Melomakarona

Christmas is nearly there and in Greece this means we buy, eat, treat or make melomakarona. With this recipe you can bake your Greek traditional Christmas Cookies, while learning Greek.
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Greek Christmas and New Year Traditions

Looking forward to the Christmas Period? Here below you will find information about some Christmas traditions in Greece.
In the meantime, in order to improve your listening skills,  you can click on the button above, where you will find the text in Greek as well as the Audio
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A Greek December Month

When we talk about December, we think of winter and celebrations. And also in Greece, winter “really” means winter and celebrating!
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The Greek National Holiday of October 28th

In every country some days of the year are considered as “national anniversaries” because they remind everybody of important historical events. For most of the people, as well as for public services, these days are also “public holidays”.
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How do Greeks celebrate Easter?

Greek Orthodox Easter is probably the biggest celebration of the year for most Greeks, with a lot of special traditions and family gatherings.  So, how do Greeks celebrate Easter?
Read here the most important things you should know to celebrate Greek Easter in Greece!

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The traditional Greek mother and her daily language!

What does it mean to have a Greek mother or a Greek mother-in-law? In the video below you might get an idea 😊
(on the cup you see on the photo above, it writes:
When you say to your mother « I am going out », she understands/hears:  « I am going to an orgy, with drinks, drugs and without a jacket!)

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