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I love these tutorials :) gotta start practicing for the Greek festivals next Sumer (hopefully I will be able to attend)



This is a great dance. Hopefully the festivals will be full swing this coming summer so we can dance them!

Spitting and the Evil Eye?

I remember my family spitting to ward off the evil eye (or something like that). I can't remember all the rules. I am trying to pass down some of the stories to the next generation but I am fuzzy on the details. I recall when my cousin was born, everyone was spitting on him? It seemed a little odd but I was just a kid and recall participating (and it was fun haha).

People were also saying something while spitting. What was it?

Greek opinions about Greeks

Whether you are a Greek or a descendant, What is your opinion/feeling about the ancient Greeks of a particular city or state? Spartans, Thessalians, Athenians, Ionians, .....

What to bring to church as a godparent during Christening?

I am so excited, I have just been asked to be a godmother. I know generally what is expected but I am trying to sort it all out. What is it that godparents need to bring to the Christening? I know that the priest usually provides a list but I want to start getting ahead of it. With Easter just behind us, I don't know how long it will be until I get the list. The Christening isn't for a few months, but I know that the church seems to be a bit behind and I have no idea how long it will be until I get the list!

Attending a non-Greek wedding in Greece

I am attending a wedding in Greece where the people aren't Greek, and they're also not Orthodox. So, it will be a JP type ceremony on Mykonos...

They are getting married on one of the beaches.

Honestly, it sounds fun - but I am not sure how to dress or what the etiquette is or what to give as a gift! I am putting up a considerable expense to acctually attend this and someone said they weren't expecting gifts, but that just doesn't feel right to me. What do you guys think?

Etiquette While in Greece?

When I go to Greece, sometimes I wonder if there is some etiquette to keep in mind. My questions:

1. Is there a way to greet someone in Greek when you walk into a store or restaurant?
2. Is there phone etiquette to follow?
3. Anything else I should know?

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