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Im going to a Greek wedding in a few months and Id love to learn some of the basic songs so that im familiar with them. Does anyone know any popular and traditional Greek weddings songs?


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Is the wedding going to be in Greece or outside of Greece?
weddings in Greece will have more traditional songs, especially if the families are from a village. Outside of Greece you won't hear as many traditional wedding songs - you'll hear more traditional general Greek songs.

Two very popular songs that I can think of off the top of my head are:

Σήμερα λάμπει ο ουρανός - today the sky is shining

Σήμερα γάμος γίνεται - today a wedding is happening

Towards the end of the wedding reception you'll hear zeibekiko (a type of dance) played. It could be any zeibekiko song, but the most popular is:

Ζεϊμπέκικο της Ευδοκίας - Evdokia's Zeibekiko

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