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francescool

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This Greek documentary showcases the history of the Greek worry beads and how they are made. These worry beads are a mystical and historical tool used by Greeks and many other groups all around the world to count their worries and to fiddle with in their hands. They look pretty similar to prayer beads, but they are different. Greek orthodox people have prayer ropes with circular knots in them to count their prayers.

 

k_tsoukalas

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This is interesting about the worry beads. I see them all over Greece, and the video was fascinating!
 

lalajess

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This Greek documentary showcases the history of the Greek worry beads and how they are made. These worry beads are a mystical and historical tool used by Greeks and many other groups all around the world to count their worries and to fiddle with in their hands. They look pretty similar to prayer beads, but they are different. Greek orthodox people have prayer ropes with circular knots in them to count their prayers.

This is so cool! I always buy some when I am in Greece, and I never knew how they were being made.
 
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kcixcy

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Make sure you bring a dessert or small gift if youre invited to a Greek household

This is a very popular custom in Greece and you might come off as strange if you don't parcticiate. If you're invited to someones house, it is customary to bring dessert or a small gift to show your toes of appreciation for the fact that they're hosting you. It is likely that they will also offer you food, dessert or coffee as well. So don't be surprised if they do!

Many Greeks are having their weddings and baptizing their children on the same day

This is becoming more and more popular as people are getting remarried or having children without being married. A few friends of mine have had their weddings and baptizes their children at the same time. It is a new tradition that is gaining popularity, although it is definitely not traditional and some Greek people may frown upon it. Personally, I see no problem in it and I love attending these ceremonies.


Do any of you have questions about Greek?

Do any of you have questions about Greek - speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, pronunciation, etc? I know some of you are learning online, and being able to ask specific questions isn't something you can always do. Greek can be confusing because words have multiple meaning - e.g. the word apo (από) has at least 5-10 different meanings - and the order of the words in a sentence can in any order you want. If you have any thing that might be confusing to you or you need some clarification on please ask away and I'll do my best to answer your questions.

How to save money at your Greek wedding

Greek weddings can get pretty pricey, especially if you have a lot of guests and you're planning on getting married in the peak summer season. The best thing you can do is start planning your wedding early, so that you have time to shop around and see which vendors and venues will be the cheapest. Your wedding dress and suit will definitely be much cheaper if you buy it from Greece, so I do suggest that you get it there if you're able to get it done in time for the wedding. Outdoor venues also tend to be a lot cheaper indoor ballrooms. My last tip of advice, it's going to the destination that isn't so popular. If you want to get married in Santorini or Mykonos, your budget is definitely going to be much bigger in comparison to the mainland or Crete for example. Let me know if you have any more tips and if this helps!

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