Today we will travel a bit and immerse ourselves in a world of orange, flea markets and parties. Why? Because in the Netherlands, this weekend, on Saturday, is King’s day! Every year on April 27th, the whole country fills up with orange crowns, boas and flags. What is this day and what is its history?
During the European Week against Racism, Balkan Hotspot organised different events to highlight the issue, to raise awareness and to bring people together. Find pictures and videos here!
On the 8th of March it is International Women’s Day. Greece is still scoring low on the European Gender Equality Index. How can this day be used to change that? Find out more and find events organised around the day in this article!
The metro of Thessaloniki is a project that has been in people’s minds for a long time. Now, an end-point seems to be on the horizon: in 2020, the first part of the Thessaloniki metro should open. Why has it taken so long, and what is the progress so far? And where will the stations of the metro be? Find all this, and some pictures of one of the first metro stations open to the public, Efklidi, here!
What if buildings could speak? What would they tell us? Thessaloniki has many fascinating buildings, and some of them have long and interesting stories. In this post, we focus on the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki. This complex with two buildings adds an interesting presence to the waterfront of Thessaloniki. Let’s explore the thoughts behind the design of the buildings.
I had passed this building many times before. It catches the attention of many people because of the large clock on the façade, which stands still at 11:05. Find out more about the Stoa Malakopi in this article!
Are you a European citizen? If so, you will be able to vote in the European elections this year! They take place between 23 and 26 of May. To encourage people to vote, the European Parliament launched the portal ‘What Europe does for me’. This portal, also called #EUandME, gives clear, concrete examples of how […]
Thessaloniki has many fascinating buildings, and some of them have long and interesting stories. What is the history of the building of the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki? Find out more about this building that also housed the Ottoman Bank and IKA.
In the Netherlands, it is very common to write rhymes during December. On the 5th of December, we celebrate Sinterklaas, or Saint Nicholas. To younger children, we tell that he comes to bring presents, similar to what people say about Santa Clause in many other countries. Once people grow older, they generally do not believe […]
What do you know about Christmas in other European countries? As it is Christmas time, I want to share something about Swedish Christmas (Swedish: jul) traditions. Perhaps some things are similar to how it is celebrated in Greece, or in your own country, or perhaps it is totally different?