Greek traditions

Syndesi Debuts with Handmade, One-of-a-Kind Greek Artwork & Story Collection

In a world increasingly defined by mass production and fleeting trends, Syndesi emerges as a refreshing oasis of authentic artistry…

2 months ago

Experience Joyful Ageing at St. Basil's NSW & ACT Day Centres

St. Basil's NSW & ACT, an organisation established by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, is dedicated to providing quality…

2 months ago

Embracing Tradition, Enlivening Lives: St. Basil's NSW & ACT Celebrates Culture with Engaging Lifestyle Activities

St. Basil's NSW & ACT, an organisation established by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, is committed to providing exceptional…

3 months ago

The Best Greek Superstitions: Read for Good Luck!

Every culture has its collection of superstitions - serious or half-serious, irrational beliefs relating to supernatural rituals performed to ward…

4 months ago

Dyeing Easter Eggs From Onion Skins

Traditionally, Easter eggs are dyed red on Holy Thursday. There are many other ways to dye your Easter eggs apart…

6 months ago

Red Greek Easter Eggs- Kokkina Paschalina Avga

Red eggs are perhaps the brightest symbol of Greek Easter, representing the blood of Christ and rebirth. Red eggs are…

6 months ago

Kyriakí ton vaïon, Palm Sunday

The Feast of the Entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into Jerusalem   On the Sunday before the Feast of…

6 months ago

Feast of the Annunciation of the Theotokos

On March 25, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation by Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she should…

6 months ago

The understanding of fasting through Lent

The human being as an entity has three divisions of which comprises its existence. by Chysanthe Ntemos The mind the…

7 months ago

Macedon Distillery: Handcrafted Spirits from the Mountains of Greece

From the mountains of Greece all the way to the mountains of regional Victoria in Australia, Macedon Distillery has formulated…

7 months ago

Alevromoutzouromata (Flour Smudging) in Galaxidi

Although celebrated throughout Greece, nobody celebrates 'Clean Monday' quite like the residents of Galaxidi who hold an annual ‘flour war’…

7 months ago

Kathara Deftera, a national holiday in Greece

Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) is the first day of Great Lent in the Greek Orthodox Church. Today also brings preceding…

7 months ago

'Kyriaki tis Tyrinis'

Today marks the end of “Tyrini” the week where Greeks worldwide enjoyed loads of cheese and cheese based dishes. This…

7 months ago

Tyrini, Cheesfare Week

Cheese lovers rejoice! Today marks the beginning of 'Tyrini' the week when Greeks worldwide enjoy loads of dairy, cheese and…

8 months ago

The Miracle of Saint Theodore the Tyro and Kolyva

Today the Greek Orthodox Church remembers the miracle of Saint Theodore the Tyro and Kolyva (boiled wheat).

8 months ago

Celebrating Tsiknopempti, a day dedicated to grilling lots of meat

Today is Tsiknopempti (Smoky Thursday) for 2022, otherwise referred to as the week of Kreatini. This is a special day…

8 months ago

'Ta Fota': One of Greece’s holiest and most sacred celebrations

The Holy Theophany, also known as the Epiphany, the Celebration of the Lights, or ta Fota (the Lights) is held on January…

9 months ago

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…

9 months ago

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…

9 months ago

Traditional Christopsomo recipe

Traditional Christopsomo recipe (more…)

10 months ago


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