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? Lire la suite

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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Did you ever experience Greek Orthodox Easter? In Greece, Easter is the most important celebration of the year, with many traditions and special food.
In this article you will read about the traditions that are followed in every region of Greece..
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Athens is a city where the combination of the rich history, the warm southern mentality and the struggle during the crisis, have shaped a place full of diversity, creativity, and character.
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Easter is the most important celebration in Greece with a lot of special traditions. We have written articles about “How do Greeks celebrate Easter” and “Food and Traditions during Greek Easter”. However, from region to region, traditions can be a bit different.
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In the following video you will see teacher Konstantinos and three other Omilo members picnicking in the background. This video is taken in the Singrou Park of Maroussi (Nord Athens), at 600 meters from the Omilo school and was made for the Omilo Quiz about Greece. Konstantinos asks two questions. He also explains more about the “sarrakosti” traditions.
Listen to the video to practice your Greek listening skills. You can read the Greek text also below the video, as well as the English translation.
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The aim of Carnival is to encourage all citizens, and visitors, to be a part of a lively, fun-filled celebration, which takes place in many venues, squares, streets and schools of villages, towns or city neighborhoods. In Greece, Carnival is a big winter celebration, during which Greeks really enjoy themselves, organize many parties and eat a lot of meat!

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Do you like Greek dances? As you may know, every region in Greece has different dances, music and rhythms. The dances of Crete also belong to a special category. The main instrument in most of the Cretan music is the “lyra”, and usually, the rhythm of the dances is fast and the steps are rather difficult. But there is an exception: a slower dance called “siganos”. Lire la suite

Do you like modern and contemporary art? Then Athens is the place to be. There are many options to see modern art in Athens and all over Greece.

As we have mentioned in our monthly Newsletters, as well as various blog articles about Greek culture, Greece is not only a country where you can witness art, architecture, and culture of 500 to 3000 years old, but also a country where you can see a lot of modern art, contemporary architecture, as well as visit museums covering the living artists or those numerous famous Greek names and talents of the 20th century.

It is our pleasure to introduce you to very known Greek painter and one of Greece’s leading 20th-century artists. Yiannis Moralis. Lire la suite