Archive by Category "Cultural"

Travel guide to Thessaloniki

Foodie Guide to Thessaloniki

Cultural, Planning your Trip

Have you ever heard of the old saying, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?” Living in the 21st century, we think it’s time to alter the expression slightly – “the way to everyone’s hearts is through their stomachs.” Now that seems a bit more like it!

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First of May in Greece

How Greeks Celebrate the First of May

Cultural, Historical

May the 1st is a highly anticipated holiday here in Greece; the term “highly anticipated” may even be considered an understatement! As many of you may or may not know, Labour Day or as some people refer to as International Workers’ Day, is a day that celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of workers worldwide. How […]

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4 Greek Easter Traditions

4 Greek Easter Traditions

Cultural

Greek Easter isn’t only about Easter bunny shaped chocolates as we had once thought! The 7 year old child in us is still a little bit disappointed that this day isn’t in fact devoted to the cute little furry animals. Regardless, finding out the real reason behind Easter is just as rewarding.  Easter marks the […]

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Martis bracelets worn in March for good luck in Greece

Martis: An Ancient Greek Tradition

Cultural, Historical

In Greece, many people celebrate the “Martis” spring tradition whereby both children and adults can choose to wear a bracelet consisting of one red and one white strand twisted together. It has been said that the bracelet was made to protect people from diseases as well as the harsh rays of the sun.

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Tsiknopempti

Tsiknopempti in Greece

Cultural

It’s that time of year again folks; Tsiknopempti is once again in our midst and with that, the carnival celebrations have finally begun. February is the month of ever-lasting festivities while many of Greece’s major cities pull out all the stops for the special celebrations.

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