Tag: Greek tradition

Russia congratulates Greece on Independence Day

Russia congratulates Greece on Independence Day

Despite the disruption to daily life and the postponement of Greek National Day celebrations, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent congratulatory messages to President of the Greek Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister…

March 25, Greek Independence Day

Commemorating March 25, Greek Independence Day

Each year on March 25, Greeks all over the world celebrate Greek Independence Day, which is a national holiday in Greece. Today marks the 199th anniversary of Greek Independence Day. This is…

Pomegranate

New Year’s tradition of smashing pomegranates

Pomegranate is an ancient red fruit, which has been the symbol of fertility, prosperity and regeneration for thousands of years in Greece and in Greek mythology. During Christmas time in Greece you…

Feast Day of Agios Themistocles 1

Feast Day of Agios Themistocles

On December 21 the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates the Holy Martyr Themistocles, protector of persecuted Christians. Holy Martyr Themistocles lived in the city of Myra of Lycia during the reign of the…

diples

Traditional Diples Recipe for the Festive Season

Diples are a traditional Greek sweet, served mostly at celebrations including Christmas, engagements, weddings, and baptisms and are viewed as a sweet of prosperity. Along with Kourabiedes and Melomakaranona, they are the…

Greece’s traditional day for cooking Polysporia 2

Greece’s traditional day for cooking Polysporia

November 21st is a big celebration in the Greek Orthodox calendar as it is the Isodia Tis Theotokou- The Feast commemorating when as a young child, the Panagia entered the Temple in…

Commemorating Greek Independence Day, March 25 7

Commemorating Greek Independence Day, March 25

Each year on March 25, Greeks all over the world celebrate Greek Independence Day, which is a national holiday in Greece. Today marks the 198th anniversary of Greek Independence Day. This is…

November 21, traditional day for cooking Polysporia 10

November 21, traditional day for cooking Polysporia

November 21st is a big day in the Greek Orthodox calendar as it is the Isodia Tis Theotokou- The Feast commemorating when as a young child, the Virgin Mary entered the Temple…

Traditions and Recipe for Vasilopita 13

Traditions and Recipe for Vasilopita

The recipe for Vasilopita differs from region to region across Greece. Mostly it is sweet, whereas in parts of Macedonia the New Years’ Cake is salty and made with cheese and filo…

Smashing Pomegranate on New Year 14

Smashing Pomegranate on New Year

    Pomegranate is an ancient red fruit, which has been the symbol of fertility, prosperity and regeneration for thousands of years in Greece and in Greek mythology. During Christmas time in…

X