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greek_ggirl

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This dressing style brings me so much comfort. I love seeing the soldiers stand outside of Syntagma looking so proud and traditional, just like my great grandparents would. If you would like to learn more about evzones, check out this article


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tomipark

Active member
This dressing style brings me so much comfort. I love seeing the soldiers stand outside of Syntagma looking so proud and traditional, just like my great grandparents would. If you would like to learn more about evzones, check out this article


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I love the traditional outfits! Thanks for posting :)
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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Staff member
Here is even more information about the Greek Evzones:



 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
Watching the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens is a really cool experience that never gets old! Thank you for sharing this!
 

Finding a Wedding Planner in Greece?

I decided to do a destination wedding in Greece. I mentioned in an earlier thread that I am not an Orthodox Christian but have decided on the Athens area because I think there are some great photo opportunities all over the city and it is a bit more accessible. Anyway, I know I need help getting everything organized. How does one go about finding a wedding planner in Greece who can help?

Greek Ships Christmas Tradition?

I have heard of the tradition of decorating boats in Greece for Christmas. I think it's called karakavi? Does anyone know anything more about it? This isn't a tradition my family adopted but I have heard of friends doing it. I am thinking of adding it to our holiday celebrations this year.

From what I can tell, people who don't have an actual boat decorate models of boats. At first, I thought based on pics I had seen of Greece in the past, that boat owners were just being festive. lol

Greek-American Thanksgiving Traditions?

My husband's Greek-American family celebrates Thanksgiving even though a lot of them are from Greece. They have a traditional Turkey meal with mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted squash, etc. I did notice that they also can't help themselves and regularly serve Greek dishes on the table like pastitsio and spanakopita. They also make these ground beef, rice, and chestnut dish they call "Greek stuffing". I am curious - what do you guys all do for a Greek-American Thanksgiving?

How do you choose a name day?

I am wondering how you guys all choose a name day to celebrate. For example, I have a friend named John, and there are multiple saints that have that name. He said he chose the saint that resonated the most with him. I have another friend, also named John, who celebrated a different one because that is the one that the parents had selected. How do you know what the right choice is?

Do you have any favorite Greek traditions for Christmas?

I know that there are a lot of Greek traditions and some of it depends on where in Greece you or your family is from. I thought I would share mine, I want to hear yours!

** Singing Greek Christmas songs together and going out caroling
** Agios Vasselios - "Greek Santa Claus"
** Melamakarona (Can't wait! It's almost time to start making them!

What are yours?
Share and discuss Greek traditions related to Greek weddings, christenings, dance & holidays!

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