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How Do Greeks Celebrate Easter? And what are the Greek Easter Traditions?
Greek Orthodox Easter is probably the biggest celebration of the year for most Greeks, with a lot of special traditions and family gatherings.

For 25 years in a row, the Omilo-team is celebrating Easter together with the students, except of the covid years  in 2020 and 2021.

If you can not be in Greece during Easter, but you are curious, then read below what Greek Easter is about, and watch some videos!

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Experiencing Orthodox and Catholic Easter together, is possible!
Greek Orthodox Easter
is celebrated by most Greeks, all over the world. But many people are also experiencing two different Easters in one family, depending on their cultural backgrounds.
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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!

Below you can also listen to the Greek audio by teacher Marina. For the Greek text, click on the button here above.

 

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Which is the most important meal of the day? Of course, it‘s the breakfast 😉
Although most Greeks do not really eat a big Greek breakfast or any breakfast at all, slowly slowly things are changing. More and more hotels in Greece now understand the value of breakfast and more and more Greeks also start discovering how many products they actually have to enjoy the most delicious breakfast.

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Playing Tavli or Backgammon is a very popular Greek habit. Almost every Greek has enjoyed a sunny morning with cold coffee (preferably a frappe) and a round of “Portes” or a summer afternoon with a glass of ouzo accompanied by a “meze” and a round of “Plakoto”.

 

Το τάβλι είναι μία ιδιαίτερα δημοφιλής συνήθεια των Ελλήνων. Σχεδόν όλοι έχουν απολαύσει ένα ηλιόλουστο πρωινό με έναν κρύο καφέ (κατά προτίμηση φραπέ) και μία παρτίδα «πόρτες» ή ένα καλοκαιρινό απόγευμα με ουζάκι συνοδευόμενο με μεζέ και ένα γύρο «πλακωτό».

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What does it mean to have a Greek mother or a Greek mother-in-law? In the video below you might get an idea 😊
Listen to which Greek expressions she uses, and learn the everyday Greek language!
(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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Do you have Greek friends? Would you like to know how to wish them a Happy Birthday in Greek? If you have been to Greece, most likely you have already heard the popular wish «Χρόνια πολλά».

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Every Summer, since 2005, Omilo organizes Greek Language and Culture Courses on the Cycladic island of Syros. After all those years, the island feels like a second home to the Omilo team, as well as to many returning students.
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Whether you are living in Greece or just visiting, you will quickly notice that food has an important role in Greek society. Greeks consider a meal as quality time with friends and family. It is their way to socialize, to discuss various topics and concerns, to make fun and to offer hospitality. 
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Greek dances can be found in many places in Greece, also at Omilo!
But in Athens you find a special museum, a living museum dedicated to the Greek dance. What makes it special is that it is not just housed in a building. It is a living museum with dancers, lots of spectacle and a school providing courses, workshops and lectures. Here below more information about this museum and dancing group, founded by Dora Stratou.
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