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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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25 reasons why to love Greeks!

Do you love Greece? You are not Greek, but you feel Greek? If you ask the question: “Why Greeks can be proud to be Greek?”, we can come up with many answers!
Take a look at the answers below and let us know what else is missing… In the meantime, do not forget to learn some useful Greek vocabulary!
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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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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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Greek traditional Christmas boat

Do you prefer a Christmas tree or a Christmas boat?
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What you should know about carnival in Greece!

Did you ever experience Carnival and Tsiknopempti in Greece? Usually the month of February, is the carnival month! Also in Greece, the carnival season lasts for 3 weeks during which period Greeks really enjoy themselves, organize many parties and eat a lot of meat!
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A trip to Greece, changing your life!

Ramon from Spain has to travel to Greece for a project in his University. He travels for the first time to Greece, explores a village in the Peloponese, tastes a bit of Greek culture and spends time with Greek students of his age. His life changed …
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Greek New Year Song

In Greece, on December 31st,  you will hear everywhere this New Year song or eventually sing it yourself… A song to say good bey to the “old year” and welcome the “new year”!
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Greek dancing is fun…learn more about it with Omilo!

What comes to your mind when you hear « Greek dances »? Probably, the first dance that comes to mind is the “Syrtaki”. And not without reason. Syrtaki became known all over the world thanks to the movie “Zorbas the Greek”. Most of us have in mind Anthony Quinn dancing this dance and saying: “geia sou, leventi!”. Indeed, the Sirtaki represents the Greek people and their soul, but it is actually a dance that was « made » for the movie and a « combination » of various Greek steps you can find in the traditional dances.

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