Easter In Greece – The Short Guide To Greek Easter

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Western Easter Calendar versus Orthodox Easter Calendar The Western Easter calendar and the Orthodox Easter calendar are two different ways of calculating the date for the annual celebration of Easter, one of the most important holidays in the Christian religion. While both calendars are based on the same underlying events, there are some notable differences…

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Celebrating Tsiknopempti – Smokey Thursday, the Traditional BBQ Day Before Lent

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In the heart of Greece, where the blue of the sky meets the deep green of the land, there’s a tradition that fills the air with the rich aroma of grilled meats and the sounds of joyous celebrations. Tsiknopempti, or Smokey Thursday, is an event that brings families and friends together, marking a day of…

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Embracing the Global Celebrations of Epiphany – January 6

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Introduction to Epiphany Celebrations As the festive cheers of the New Year begin to fade, another significant celebration emerges on the horizon. January 6 marks the Epiphany (/əˈpɪfəni/ ə-PIF-ə-nee), a day steeped in religious tradition and cultural richness. Known in some Eastern Christian cultures as the Theophany or Three Kings’ Day, this holiday commemorates various…

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A Kefalonian Christmas: A Journey Through the Island’s Winter Wonderland

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Introduction: The Magic of Christmas in Kefalonia As the festive season approaches, all the Greek Islands like Santorini and Mykonos including the island of Kefalonia, a jewel in the Ionian Sea, undergo a magical transformation. From Kefalonia to Santorini and Mykonos, these islands come alive with the spirit of Epiphany. This blog post invites you…

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The Best Kefalonia Festivals and Events You Need to Experience

Kefalonia is an amazing destination with a lot to offer tourists. From festivals and events that celebrate Greek culture, food and wine, to quaint villages and breathtaking sea views, there’s something for everyone in Kefalonia. Whether you’re looking for an exciting day out or some relaxation in the sun, we’ve got the a list of festivals and events for you

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Christmas in Greece: Traditions and customs.

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Christmas in Greece is a special time of year when family and friends come together to celebrate. Greek Christmas traditions include decorating the house with greenery, setting up a nativity scene, and attending Midnight Mass.

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Olive Harvesting in Kefalonia: The Greek Experience

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Olive harvest refers to the process of gathering olives from an olive grove. Virgin Olive oil is made by cold pressing fresh picked olives without using any heat or chemicals and it is often preferred because of its more natural flavour and health benefits.

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Olive Harvesting in Kefalonia

Greek Mythology and the Olive Tree According to Greek mythology the Olive Tree was the ultimate gift tree. The creation of the olive tree was the result of a contest between Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, and Poseidon, God of the Sea. Anthena won the contest by creating the Olive Tree an offering signifying peace, endurance…

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Kefalonia in Winter – A special event

Kefalonia – A rare event… Never would you imagine that a hot and stunning island like Kefalonia, mainly enjoyed in the summer throughout the year has revived a rare weather phenominon… SNOW! So we thought you would like to see it by snow. The Picturesque beaches and villages have been made into Picture perfect Christmas…

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