On December 22nd the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agia Anastasia Pharmakolitria, Saint Protector of poison…
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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.
December 4 is the Feast Day of Agia Barbara, who is considered one of the major Saints of the Greek Orthodox Church. Her memory is celebrated today and it is also the Name Day of Varvara, Damaskinos, Damaskini. Xronia Polla!
Painter and muralist, Fikos is the creator of the largest mural in the history of Greek and Byzantine art. Entitled ‘Earth&Sky’ the 46-metre high masterpiece covers the side of a seventeen-storey building taking the internationally acclaimed artist just thirteen days to paint.
November 21 is traditionally a day where every Mama & Yiayia in many Greek villages are on a mission, gathering as many Polysporia (legumes) as possible – including all types of beans, corn, peas, wheat, and lentils and cook all the seeds together for a big family feast.
On November 13, the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Agios Ioannis Chrysostomos the Archbishop of Constantinople, who was one of the Three Hierarchs.
On the 8th of November the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast day of the Synaxis of the Taxiarchs and Archangels Michael and Gabriel, along with Raphael, and of the other bodiless and heavenly orders, the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Authorities, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.
Located in Kallithea, the Tactual Museum of Athens is a museum for the visually impaired. It was founded in 1984 by the association Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece to allow visually impaired people to become familiarised with Greek cultural heritage.