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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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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A Greek new year’s lucky charm!
Κρεμμύδα, το πρωτοχρονιάτικο γούρι!
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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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Do you prefer a Christmas tree or a Christmas boat? (Greek text below)
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When we think about December, we usually think of winter and celebrations. Same in Greece 🙂 This year will be different, but even by staying at home, you can still enjoy many traditions and stay in touch. We wish you a nice and healthy December month.
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In Greece, many Christmas songs are sung; some are very known all over Greece, and some very specific for every region. However, there is also a song that is internationally known, but of course, in Greece, they sing it with Greek lyrics. Are you ready to learn how to sing “jingle bells” in Greek? Read more

“Traditions” are very popular in Greece, and a Greek wedding has a lot of them! Today, most couples in Greece still choose to get married, although nowadays they usually also  “live together” for a while before the wedding.
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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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A visit to Athens is never complete without a visit to the Acropolis Museum. In June 2019, the museum celebrated its 10 years, since it first opened its doors in 2009. For all those years, it has been one of the major cultural sightseeing spots of the Greek capital.

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