Year: 2021

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Greek American Golden Girl Betty White (Cachikis) Dies at 99

Did you know? The beloved comedic actress of over 70 years and pioneer of TV, Betty White, has passed away at 99 years old on December 31, 2021. Betty White is of Greek descent and was born on January 17, 1922. White has been awarded the Guinness World Record for ‘Longest TV Career for a […]

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History

The Discovery of the Tomb of King Philip II (Alexander’s Father) in Greece Proves Macedonia is Greek

Everyone in the world needs to know about the great 1977 discovery of Greek archaeologist and Professor of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Manolis Andronikos. He announced to the world that he had discovered the tomb of the Macedonian King Philip II in Vergina, Greece. Manolis was responsible for one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of […]

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The Top 7 Greek Christmas Traditions

Greeks always live up to the phrase “go big or go home”! They love their family get togethers, traditions, delicious food, and Orthodox Christian rituals. Greeks (in Greece) don’t just decorate Christmas trees but boats too. In North America, they don’t just eat Turkey, they eat lamb, pork and more. Christmas traditions in Greece officially […]

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106 Year Old Yiayia Prays for the Whole World Every Morning

Meet Yiayia Anthi. At 106 years old, she prays for the whole world every morning in front of her window, looking at the sky and the mountain in front of her in Arta, Greece. Anthi Oikonomidi Katsouli was born in 1915 in the village of Katarraktis, Arta. She was a farmer and a mother of […]

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History

The Greek Roots of Santa Claus

Saint Nicholas of Myra, also known as Nikolaos of Myra, was a 4th-century Christian saint and the Greek Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor (Greek Anatolia in present-day Turkey). He is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker because of the numerous miracles ascribed to his intervention. He was known for hidden gifts, such as slipping […]

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Greek Recipes

Greek Pastitsio Recipe

Photo Credit: thehungrybites.com This is the Greek version of Lasagna! Many will say that it is even better than Lasagna. Yes! There you go! What do you think? Is Pastitsio better than Lasagna? Let us know in the comments. See a delicious Greek Pastitsio Video Recipe by Greece’s famous Chef Akis Petretzikis: Pastitsio (Pas-tee-tsee-oh) 1 […]

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Sports

George Kambosos Jr: The New Greek Australian Lightweight Boxing Champion

In front of a shocked crowd at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater, George Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) pulled off the shocker of all shockers, travelling into enemy territory to take the WBA, IBF, WBC (franchise), and WBO belts away from Lopez (16-1, 12 KOs) in a thrilling split decision. The Greek Australian scored a […]

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Sofia Arapogianni: The 22 Year Old Miss Universe Greece

Rafaela Plastira made news when she announced that she is withdrawing from the Miss Universe contest in protest against holding it in Israel, which she says occupies Palestine. However, according to reports, she is not even a Miss Universe contestant to begin with. The Star GS Hellas organization in Greece that is responsible for selecting […]

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The Greek Polyglot Genius That Speaks 32 Languages

Ioannis Ikonomou, a Greek translator, is not your typical polyglot who speaks four or five major languages fluently, which is impressive in and of itself; he speaks 32. He speaks 16 fluently and can translate 16 more. Forget Google translate, Ioannis has the software all in his brain! Ikonomou, who was born in Heraklion, Crete, […]

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