Tag: Greek culture

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, Agia Skepi

On October 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of the Protection of the Theotokos, the Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary. The feast-day of the Holy Protection of the…

Pisti

Handcrafted by Pisti: Greek cultural gift store

Made with love and guided by faith, the beautiful creations of Pisti are meaningful cultural gifts that are custom-made by inspiring 23 year old Greek-Australian artist Georgia Xirocostas.

EU Capital of Culture Award

Which Four Greek Cities Have Won the EU “Capital of Culture” Awards?

Four Greek cities have been named European Capitals of Culture since the inception of the award in 1985, standing out amongst all other cities in Europe for their rich history and cultural contribution to the world; and winning more awards in total than any other country.

New season of Award-winning Meraki TV premieres October 12

New season of Award-winning Meraki TV premieres October 12

Mark October 12 in your calendars! Award-winning Greek Australian television program Meraki TV will be returning to your screens. Renowned for its exclusive interviews, wide variety of entertainment, Kids corner, mini documentaries…

filotimo

Filotimo. Is it the key to surviving the age of loneliness?

For Greeks, filotimo is something that has been passed through generations, it’s inherited in our DNA. Could this age-old noun encapsulating the highest of Greek virtues be the key to ending this ‘age of loneliness’?

Kastellorizian Jewellery: A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture 1

Kastellorizian Jewellery: A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture

Inspired by the recognition that Kastellorizio’s once thriving culture was being lost and scattered, Nick Bogiatzis’ latest book ‘Kastellorizian Jewellery. A Dispersed Archive of a Past Culture’ provides an absorbing and informative insight into the island’s jewellery.

September 1, The Ecclesiastical New Year

September 1, The Ecclesiastical New Year

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to…

Greek PM speaks to children all over the world learning Greek

Greek PM speaks to children all over the world learning Greek

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis participated in a video conference with Greek kids all over the world, as well as children of different nationalities learning Greek. Mitsotakis spoke with students and teachers…

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner

On June 24 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Nativity of Agios Ioannis the Baptist and Forerunner. Six months before his appearance in Nazareth to the All-holy Virgin Mary, the great Gabriel,…

Ouzo: Greece's most famous alcoholic beverage 2

Ouzo: Greece’s most famous alcoholic beverage

There is an old Greek saying “Ouzo makes the spirit” and in true Greek style, it’s paired with food, music and lively conversation. A glass of Ouzo is the perfect companion to…

Bartholomew the Holy Apostle

Feast Day of Bartholomew the Holy Apostle

Saint Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles, and had Galilee as his homeland; this is all that is known of him for certain according to the history of the Gospels. Concerning…

Komboloi

History of Greece’s famous Komboloi

The Komboloi is known to be a favourite pastime for many Greeks and used as a way to relax their mind and soul. Yet the history of the Komboloi and its origins date…