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the 25th March

is a double celebration in Greece, a historical and religious one. Historically it marks the Independence of Greece, the war that began in 1821 was over in 1832 when Greece gained it’s independence, up until then it was under Ottoman … Continue reading

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today is the name day of Dimitrios

according to Greek Orthodox tradition nearly every day is dedicated to the memory of a Saint or martyr and those named Demetris, Dimitris, Dimitrios, Jim, James and Mitros celebrate today. The church  of Agios Dimitrious is located in Fanariotatika and a … Continue reading

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the 25th March

marks a double celebration in Greece, as Orthodox Christians they celebrate the Annunciation and also Independence Day. Schools and business’ are closed. It is also the name day for those named Evan or Evangelia, meaning ‘good message’ as this was the … Continue reading

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Independence day celebrations

will be taking place in Gaios tomorrow from around 11am. This celebrates Greece’s victory in the war of Independence against the Turks who had occupied the country for 400 years. School children will parade along the waterfront and this will be … Continue reading

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Ochi day

is celebrated throughout Greece on October 28th, it commemorates the rejection by Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on that date in 1940. A parade will take place in Gaios from 11.30am tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Apokreas

is the ‘carnival’ time in Greece that proceeds the 40 days of fasting prior to Easter, it’s celebrated with much merriment, eating, drinking and dancing. In Athens and Patras large celebrations take place and locals take to the streets in … Continue reading

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