The International Greek Language Day, observed on 9 February, aims to highlight the role that Greek has played in world culture, and to encourage Diaspora Greeks as well as anyone interested in Hellenic culture to learn more about the Greek language.…

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In Greek mythology, as in many myths and popular folk traditions around the world, plants, rivers, lakes and other elements of the natural world are viewed as animate beings. They may be personified in the form of deities, as in the case of river god…

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The institution of the European Capital of Culture returns in 2023 to its native country. Elefsina, one of the five most important sacred cities of Ancient Greece, the city of the Elefsinian Mysteries and birthplace of Aeschylus, was transformed fro…

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Greece’s Carnival season, known as "Apokries", is the festive season preceding Lent, a period of masquerading, eating, drinking and dancing, which reaches its peak with extravagant parades of giant floats and colorful street groups. Traditional…

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The Gennadius Library and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens present the exhibition Books of Asia Minor. Cultural Traces of Asia Minor Hellenism [1764-1922]. Seventy of the most important specimens of Asia Minor editions, manuscripts,…

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The Acropolis Museum in Athens, in collaboration with the National Historical Museum of Athens, is hosting the exhibition Raiment of the Soul , featuring 70 impressive photographs of Greek folk costumes from the 18th and 19th century.

Authentic folk…

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The flower shops on the site of the Parliament building are once again open, bringing back memories of a bygone era. The grand opening took place in the presence of the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendo…

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Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, ritu…

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The feast of Epiphany, observed on the 6th of January, marks the end of the Twelve Days of Christmas; although it is observed in both Western and Eastern Christianity, it commemorates completely different events from the life of Jesus each case. The…

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Greek News Agenda (GNA) is an online English language platform, issued by the Secretariat General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), offering news, features, analysis and interviews that showcase political, economic…

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