Greece has many customs and traditions related to Christmas and New Year. Many of these are common throughout the country, but many others are local and little known. Although the celebration of Christmas has been heavily influenced in terms of decoration and gastronomy by Western countries, Greeks remain quite faithful to certain traditions, such as kalanta (Christmas carols), the […]
When it comes to how we celebrate Christmas, more than ever before the gap between past and present is very clear. As Christmas is the celebration par excellence associated with extended family reunions, this year we are all called to review our priorities… For this special episode we invited Hélène, aka the Mère Noël of the Volunteer’s House: she managed to bring our families close to us in Thessaloniki and she will tell you how!
Listen to our chat in which we share our family traditions, recall our best memories from childhood to the last Christmas and discuss our plans for the incoming one!
Alcoy has the oldest Christmas Parade and one of the most beautiful. Illusion and hope are flying around the streets during this magical Christmas event in the Spanish city of Alcoy. The Three Kings Parade held on January 5th in Alcoy (Alicante, Spain) is considered to be the oldest in Spain and has been declared […]
Usually, at this time of year we all send holiday greetings to our friends and family. This year, I would like to share with you my list of three wishes, for a better 2020. Even if it is not on your Christmas list, other people and the planet need our help. Personally, I believe that […]
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?
In this episode of our Random Radio Show we will join the Christmas madness. We’ll share how we celebrate these awesome holidays in our countries and hopefully you’ll have fun 😀 Three people – countless deep thoughts.
Merry Christmas you filthy animals 😉
Are you tired of classical Christmas songs being overplayed everywhere, year after year? Well, on this year’s last episode of Music Odyssey, we have a solution for you! Join Filip, Sacha and Agnieszka as they explore X-mas-like music. These songs have Christmas vibes in them, but they do not mention the holidays at all. If you do not like the over-commercialisation of these holidays, or you are simply sick of Christmas in general, these songs may be perfect for you 🙂
5th of December is the International Volunteer day since 1985 and the date is connected not only with celebrations, but also to show that by volunteering work, we are changing the world. This year for the International Volunteering day, volunteers from Ethelon (a network of volunteers) made a huge event with the name “Kindness Revolution”, which was running in Thessaloniki and Athens. Here, in Thessaloniki the event happened at WE as a hosting place, bigger enough to collect so much volunteering power.