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Celebrating Easter in Greece: A look at some of the unique customs, traditions and gastronomy

01.04.2016 in Arts & Culture

Celebrating Easter in Greece: A look at some of the unique customs, traditions and gastronomy   Easter, also known as Pascha, is one of the major religious celebrations in Greece. People from all over the country celebrate Holy Week, with the major celebrations occurring on Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Greece’s unique history, especially events driven by Christianity and the Ottomans, influenced the formation of these widely-varying customs.   Though many customs are often unique to specific regions of Greece, some traditions are celebrated similarly throughout the country, such as coloring Easter Eggs and eating traditional foods like…

The Carnival Traditions of Greece

01.03.2016 in Arts & Culture

The Carnival Traditions of Greece    Our world is full of unique identities and cultures, each defined by distinctive languages, religions, customs, and traditions. But around this time of year, people gather in all corners of the world to take part in the excitement of a well known and shared tradition called “Carnival.”     Carnival, known also as Mardi Gras or Apokries, is a festive season full of music, dancing, parades and spirited parties. In the Roman Catholic and Christian Orthodox churches, Mardi Gras and Apokries refer to the period just before the 40 days of Lent prior to the…

Under the Shade of the Mastic Tree, A Glimpse at the Rich History of Chios

02.02.2016 in History

Under the Shade of the Mastic Tree, A Glimpse at the Rich History of Chios The island of Chios is the fifth largest island in Greece, located in the Aegean Sea and six miles of the coast of Turkey. There is much to see, experience, and learn about the island and you’re sure to find something interesting about a speck in the Aegean Sea that isn’t as foreign as you may think. From the tourist seeking a diverse destination, to the visitor interested in history, humanities, arts or even science, everyone is sure to find something of interest within the…