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Why Greeks Celebrate OXI (Ohi) Day

October 28th is known to all Greeks as Oxi Day, (“O-hee Day”) and commemorated as a holiday in Greece and all Greek communities around the world. It is the second most significant celebration for modern Greek history, after Greek Independence Day on March 25. On October 28, Greeks worldwide commemorate the “No” rejection of Greek […]

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Alexander the Great: The Greatest Greek That Ever Lived

King Philip II and Queen Olympias welcomed Alexander III into the world in Pella, Macedonia, in 356 B.C.; According to legend, Zeus, the supreme ruler of the Greek gods, was believed to be his father. The military might of Philip II was well-known. He envisioned conquering the vast Persian Empire while making Macedonia (a region […]

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Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in LA

ST. SOPHIA GREEK ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. BUILT IN 1954   THE HISTORY This beautiful St. Sophia Greek Orthodox cathedral was built in 1952. When Greek brothers Charles, Spyros, and George Skouras were striving to make it in Hollywood, Charles made a vow (“tama” in Greek) to God that he would build the […]

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The Top 6 Greek New Year’s Traditions

Greeks love big family celebrations and when it comes to New Year’s, there’s no exception. Greeks love to eat, drink, and party with their loved ones and ring in the New Year with style! Many attend NYE galas, however now in a pandemic with many restrictions, most will get together with their family at home. […]

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Alexander the Great’s 4000 Kalash Descendants in Pakistan

Meet the Kalash tribe, a people that live in Pakistan’s Chitral province, which historians believe are the descendants of Alexander the Great’s army who settled in the area around 23 centuries ago. With a population of only 4,000 people, their distinctive culture is on the verge of extinction. The Kalash are a small ethnic and […]

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5 Things You May Not Know About Greek Independence Day

The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution of 1821 or the Greek Revolution was a successful war of independence by Greek revolutionaries against the 400 year oppression from the Ottoman Empire. The war lasted from 1821 to 1829. Britain, France, and Russia later backed the Greeks, while their North African vassals, […]

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Greece Hopes Marble Loan From Italy Will Get UK to Return Parthenon Sculptures

Italy has loaned Greece a 2500 year old marble foot of Goddess Artemis. Greece hopes the gesture of the foot loan, which is just the size of a shoebox, may help the British Museum finally realize that the Parthenon Marbles must be returned home to Greece. Greece hopes that the 2,500-year-old marble fragment, which arrived […]

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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 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 War of Independence Movie ‘Cliffs of Freedom’ Available to Stream

The National Hellenic Society (NHS) has announced that Cliffs of Freedom, a historical drama film set during Greece’s War of Independence, will be available to stream on major platforms starting September 13, 2021. The late legendary actor Christopher Plummer plays Thanasi and gives an outstanding performance. The film also features many prominent Greek actors, including: Costas […]

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