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!
“The strong, chilling wind that blew over the Paralìa felt like the last attempt of winter to hold on a little longer. It was as if it just didn’t want to let the spring in. Suddenly, a loud and rhythmic sound started to awake the people standing in front of the sea. One after another, the masks showed to the public repeating their millenary rite one more time.”
The year 2018 has been amazing, but it is time to say goodbye to the old one and greet a more interesting new year! As our volunteers are from many different countries, let’s have a little look at New Year’s traditions in the countries all over Europe.
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 😉
From February 6th till 18th, the Photography Center of Thessaloniki held the “On the Bell Roads” exhibition. This exhibition showcases the combined effort and initiative of both locals and photographers to preserve the rich old tradition of where both shepherd and peasant communities share common things, such as fear of a poor harvest or the feeling of hope for a rich harvest.