Easter egg

Everybody is really excited in Greece when Easter is coming, for which the people in Chios need to prepare the famous eggs before.

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Epiphany

On January 6th, the day of Epiphany, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Baptism of Jesus Christ. In Greece this is a day full of festivities and old traditions.

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Evzoni uniform

The Evzoni or Evzones is the name of the historical elite of the Greek Army.
Nowadays they guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens and they are members of the Presidential Guard. They take part in all military parades.

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Greek Carnival Tradition

Showers of confetti in all colors, masks disguising the actual persons behind them and enchant the wearers to fanciful fairytale figures, animals as well as any other kind of characters, happy people dancing in their costumes to atmospheric music – all these impressive expressions you will experience when taking part in a Greek carnival celebration also called Apokries.

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Greek Easter Traditions

In Greece Easter is a really big deal, for some people even the most important celebration of the year. Sometimes the date differs from the Western Easter, because in the Greek Orthodox Church it is calculated after the ancient Julian calendar unlike the western church who is going after the Gregorian calendar.

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Greek Independence Day

The Greek Independence Day on the 25th of March is a reminder of the Greek War of Independence or the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire, and celebrated all over Greece.

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