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dubai_suzie

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Where are the best panigiria and celebrations?? I want to celebrate the Greek way :)
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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We would recommend spending time in a small village and often those are some of the best panigria celebrations!

Here is more information to look at:
 

ellinasgolfer0320

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You need to go to a village. I go to the village (we are from a small village) for it and there are a couple thousand people who show up in the village to dance (they are from surrounding villages) and we go to each others' villages to celebrate... You may want to brush up on your Greek if you choose to go to a village (unless it's a touristy one) because many people in the villages don't speak English - you will find very few people in my village and the surrounding villages who speak English.

These are some videos taken from my wife's village and another village near by. As you can see, there are a lot of people. This is what you have to look forward to if you go to a village



 
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dubai_suzie

Active member
You need to go to a village. I go to the village (we are from a small village) for it and there are a couple thousand people who show up in the village to dance (they are from surrounding villages) and we go to each others' villages to celebrate... You may want to brush up on your Greek if you choose to go to a village (unless it's a touristy one) because many people in the villages don't speak English - you will find very few people in my village and the surrounding villages who speak English.

These are some videos taken from my wife's village and another village near by. As you can see, there are a lot of people. This is what you have to look forward to if you go to a village



This looks amazing! Everyone coming together for a wonderful celebration, that's exactly what I was looking for, thank you. I think I'll ask around and see if my Greek friends have any family from smaller villages. Does this type of party happen at most villages? Or is it the more traditional ones?
 

k_tsoukalas

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I totally agree, you'll want to spend time in a village! If you're staying in a hotel, you might want to ask there, where to go for the celebration.
 

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Words that are difficult to translate from Greek to English

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Για πάρτη μου – Ya Parti Mou: Technically this phrase means “for me” and it is used to mean “treating yourself” well.

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Vocabulary words that you need to know if you are going to the beach in Greece!

These are going to be super helpful when you're going to the beach in Greece!

  • Swimsuit – το μαγιό – to mayio
  • Red (black, blue, etc) Swimsuit – το κόκκινο (μαύρο, μπλε, etc) μαγιό – to kokkino (mavro, ble, etc) mayio
  • Beach – η παραλία – I paralia
  • Ocean – ο ωκεανός – o okeanos
  • Mediterranean Sea – Η Μεσόγειος – I mesoyeeos
  • Sun – Ο ήλιος – o ilios
  • Sunglasses – τα γυαλιά Ηλιού – ta gyaliá Ilioú
  • Swimming – κολύμπι – kolimbi
  • Towel – πετσέτα – peseta
  • Seashell – το κοχύλι – to kohili
  • Suntan – το μαύρισμα – to mavrisma
  • Palm Tree – το φοίνικα – to finika
  • Life Guard – ο ναυαγοσώστης – o navagosóstis
  • Sunscreen – το αντηλιακό – to aftiliako
  • Bikini – το μπικίνι – to bikini
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