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Tag: Greek culture

NOYNOY, a household name in Greece

NOYNOY, a household name in Greece

NOYNOY is a household name in Greece, with generations of children growing up drinking this famous milk, which first hit Greek supermarket shelves in 1929. This concentrated milk is pure, whole cows…

royal carriages

New exhibition for royal carriages as former Tatoi Royal Estate begins renovations

Even though reign in Greece lasted for over a century (1832 – 1973), there are very few exhibitions or museums dedicated to the Greek royal family that one can visit today. The Greek Ministry of Culture has decided to renovate the former Tatoi Royal Estate and Palace including the restoration of the numerous royal carriages that belonged to the royal family.

December 28, The Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

December 28, The Holy 20,000 Martyrs of Nicomedia

On December 28, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the 20,000 Martyrs who were burned alive in the year 303 AD. At the beginning of the fourth century, during the reign of emperor Maximian…

December 27, Feast day of Agios Stefanos 1

December 27, Feast day of Agios Stefanos

On December 27 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Stefanos. Saint Stephen was the first of the seven deacons whom the Apostles ordained to serve the Church in Jerusalem. Being filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit, he worked miracles and wonders among the people. Today is also the name day of Stefanos, Stefania, Mavrikos and Mavrikia. Xronia Polla!

Parthenon Marbles

British elementary school students ask for Parthenon Sculptures to return to Greece

“It is moving that children educated in the British education system understand both Elgin’s indecency and the tolerance of the Turks, as well as the British obsession to illegally withhold parts of a monument of Greek culture,” says Greek ambassador, Ioannis Raptakis after numerous British school children sent letters to the Greek embassy supporting the retune of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Christmas Eve Tradition - Greek Kalanda

Christmas Eve Tradition – Greek Kalanda (VIDEO)

On Christmas Eve there is a wonderful tradition in Greece where children go door to door singing the Kalanda (Christmas carols), spreading a message of joy, hope and peace. Children from all…

December 22, Feast Day of Agia Anastasia the Pharmakolitria

December 22, Feast Day of Agia Anastasia the Pharmakolitria

On December 22nd the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agia Anastasia Pharmakolitria, Saint Protector of poison and other harmful substances. The Great Martyr Anastasia the “Deliverer from Potions”, also Anastasia the Healer or Anastasia of Sirmium was martyred…

December 20, Forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord

December 20, Forefeast of the Nativity of the Lord

On December 20th, the Greek Orthodox Church begins the Forefeast of the Nativity, whose liturgical structure is similar to the Holy Week preceding Pascha, for the birth of the Son of God is the beginning of…

Christmas boat

Wonderful Christmas Traditions of Greece

The many Christmas traditions of Greece that are still honoured today have been passed down through generation upon generation of Greeks from islands, villages and cities alike.

Agios Dionysios Church in Zakynthos

Agios Dionysios Church in Zakynthos

Agios Dionysios is the largest church in Zakynthos and celebrates on December 17, which is the Feast Day of Agios Dionysios, Patron Saint, and Protector of the island. This holy and miraculous…

GCT Podcast

NEW! Greek City Times Podcast Channel: Introducing ‘Greeks of the Globe’ series

Greek City Times presents our new podcast channel which will bring to you stories about Greece, Greeks of the world and all things Greek including history, art, lifestyle, urban culture, current affairs and much more. The first series featured on the GCT Podcast Channel is ‘Greeks of the Globe’ by Andreas Nicola.

December 4, Feast Day of Agia Barbara

December 4, Feast Day of Agia Barbara

December 4 is the Feast Day of Agia Barbara, who is considered one of the major Saints of the Greek Orthodox Church. During the rule of Maximius, in the year 290 AD,…

Agios Andreas of Patras, largest Church in Greece

Agios Andreas of Patras, largest Church in Greece

Agios Andreas in Patras is the largest Church in Greece. Thousands of people visit every year to see the exquisite architecture, beautiful paintings, and icons and to pray to the Holy Apostle Andreas,…

November 30, Feast Day of Holy Apostle Andreas

November 30, Feast Day of Holy Apostle Andreas

On November 30, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of the Holy Apostle Andreas, one of the 12 Apostles, and also Proklitos, because he was the first called Apostle, along…

Feast Day of Agios Stylianos, the protector of Children

Feast Day of Agios Stylianos, the protector of Children

On November 26, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Feast Day of Agios Stylianos, the Protector of Children. Agios Stylianos was born in Paphlagonia of Asia Minor sometime between the fourth and…