It is traditional to have an Aravona or engagement ceremony where the priest blesses the couple and rings. At this event family members purchase jewelry for the bride (and groom but but as much) and place it on her.
Columbus is hosting a Greek festival in September! Check it out: https://rove.me/to/ohio/columbus-greek-festival
Hopefully all of the social distancing restrictions will be lifted by then and it will be safe to attend the festival as normal
This is one of the lesser known customs that people don't know about!! Between the 6th and the 8th of January, people get dressed up with symbolic and often scary masks to exorcise the evil spirits from the city. I thought it would be nice to share with all of you. Are any of you from Kastoria? That's where this custom is practised
The “Ragoutsaria” celebration starts today in the city of Kastoria, northern Greece, and will continue through Thursday, January 8, seeing locals donning costumes and dancing in the streets. The Ragoutsaria is a centuries old custom and a revival of ancient Dionysian rites. Celebrations begin on...