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Greek Carnival

2019 Greek Carnival Dates Triodion: Sunday, February 17th Tsiknopempti: February 28th Tsiknopempti Weekend: Friday, March 1st – Sunday, March 3rd Cheesefare Thursday: March 7th Main Carnival Weekend:  Friday, March 8th-Sunday March 10th Clean Monday: March 11th Preparing for Lent Greek Carnival or Apokries is a family celebration with street parties, parades, and masquerades. Carnival ( from Latin: carne…

Celebrating ΟΧΙ Day in Greece

What does Οχι Day mean? Greek: Επέτειος του οχι – The anniversary of ‘NO’ Οχι Day on October 28 commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said no – ‘Οχι’ – to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini to allow Italian forces to occupy strategic locations in…

The 25 March holiday in Greece

Double Holiday 25 March is a double Greek National holiday celebration a historical and a religious event. Independence Day It is called Greek Independence Day because it commemorates the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821. Annunciation Day It is also the  Annunciation day because it coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of The Annunciation. AND, it…