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Holidays with Politismos

18.12.2016 in Travel

Holidays with Politismos This holiday season, we invited our feature writers in Greece to share their favorite holiday stories with you. From tradition to travel and carols to cookies, you’ll see that no matter where we are in the world, there is a common thread in this joyous season! Celebrating with loved ones, enjoying good food and being enchanted and inspired by the spirit of hope and good cheer that fills the air! My Best Winter Holiday, By Antonios Achoulias Since my early childhood I had deemed winter the most impressive season of the year – and the best for children. The…

Celebrating the Holidays with the Traditions of Greece

01.12.2015 in Arts & Culture

Celebrating the Holidays with the Traditions of Greece    Traditions, the handing down of beliefs or customs, from one generation to the next.  They allow us to honor the legacy of our ancestors and there are many traditions common throughout all of Greece, but there are also those customs that are special to certain regions of the country.     Do you have a unique family tradition?  The holidays are a wonderful time to share traditions with family and to hand them onto the next generation.   Northern Greece   The Marriage of Fire: In many villages of northern Greece, people wait for…

Happy Healthy Holidays!

01.12.2015 in Arts & Culture

Happy Healthy Holidays!   The holiday season always seems to have a great impact on our hearts and emotions. It’s the unique opportunity we are given to escape from our daily routine which, most of the time, revolves around personal issues and family needs.  During the holidays, we meet with friends and family, socialize, care for the others, enjoy ourselves, have fun, dance and open up to the rest of the world.    However, this festive atmosphere can also bring on a melancholy for some as the season can bring to the surface an array of feelings – unfulfilled emotional or…

December…It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

01.12.2015 in Arts & Culture

December…It’s the most wonderful time of the year!   December, the last month of the year, a time when people contemplate what has passed and what the future holds. Many of us spend some time alone to think about our achievements, our failures, and also our resolutions for the New Year. Throughout December there tend to be two prevailing sentiments. On the one hand, a feeling of melancholy for days gone by, while on the other hand an intense sentiment of anticipation for what is yet to come. It’s during this time we will make plans and regard the future through…