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1 Greek traditions and customs

2 Τheophaneia meaning "vision of God“, which traditionally falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. Τheophaneiafeast dayGod the Son human beingJesus Christ

3 Carols in Greece This image is from Carols of Lights! It is a custom of January sung throughout Greece

4 Carols.. Today the lights and lighting And joy and sanctification...

5 The 1st of January The first day of January is a day of joy for all children in the world! Santa Claus brings gifts to children who share joy throughout the land!

6 New Year In Greece After Christmas, the children impatiently await the New Year because that's when St. Basil delivers their gifts. In Greece people exchange gifts on New Year’s day instead of Christmas. The presents are delivered by Saint Basil, the ‘Greek’ Santa Claus…

7 New Year’s Cake!! Method: In a bowl mix the flour, almonds, baking powder and coarse almond. In mixer beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Stop hitting and add the cream, stirring gently with a plastic spoon. Pour the mixture alternately with the flour and pomegranate wine and stir slightly! New year’s cake it’s a Greek custom!

8 The might of Christmas Tell us the custom of the Christmas night with Santa Claus flying on his sleigh over the houses of all the children of the world! We usually leave VASILOPITA or biscuits on Christmas’ table for Santa Claus !


10 Men and women are very happy on 13 th February!!! Greeks believe it originally celebrated the marriage between Zeus and Hera. Couples are in love!! Everybody is happy!!Zeus Hera HAPPY AKYLLA AND PRISKILLA’S DAY!!!

11 21 st February 1913 The Turkish surrender to the Greek army in Ioannina in 1913.

12 Ioannina’s liberation in 1913 1913 – Ioannina belongs to the Greek state after the Balkan Wars.1913IoanninaGreek state Balkan Wars

13 Ioannina celebrates the city liberation Ioannina city was liberated in 1913. This year our city celebrates 100 years of free life.

14 BAKLAVA The baklava is a pastry found in IOANNINA during the winter. We have it as a dessert made ​​ with dough sheet and stuffing containing nuts, usually hazelnut, pistachio or walnut. It gets the sweet taste of sugar syrup or honey

15 Ioannina’s bonfires in February Ioannina's carnival. Locals in Ioannina dance around the bonfires called tziamales or tzamales. It is a tradition and the event is unforgettable!

16 Greek traditions and customs March

17 National holiday on 25 th March 1821 On March 25, 1821 the bishop Germanos of Patras raised the Greek flag at the Monastery of Agia Lavra in Peloponnese

18 National holiday on 25 th March 1821 Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Pruth, (Benaki Museum, Athens).


20 April Greek traditions and customs

21 Easter Pascha is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at CalvaryChristian festival resurrection of Jesus Christ crucifixion at Calvary

22 Greek traditional recipe for easter cookies Greeks eat cookies at Easter. They are made of: butter milk Sugar Eggs fresh orange juice Soda Orange Cognac baking powder and flour

23 Greek traditions and customs

24 JUNE Greek traditions and customs

25 Greek summer time This is a church of a Greek island.

26 A windmill This is a windmill of Mylos and it is very popular.

27 A beach of Greece Greek people and tourists are used to sunbathing on the beach!!

28 Olive picking The olive picking is very important because olives are used for oil.

29 Olive factory The Greek olives are the most famous because they are good for our health.

30 Greek traditions and customs


32 September


34 Greek women are carrying equipment to help Greek soldiers at the front At the front

35 National holiday of 28 th October 1940 The Greek war against the Germans started on 28 th October 1940

36 National holiday of 28th October 1940 A Greek soldier is fighting at the front

37 NOVEMBER Greek traditions and customs

38 17 NOVEMBER 1973 We celebrate the fall of the dictatorship in 1973. At school, we play a drama theatre. My schoolmates sing songs that day…

39 PUMPKIN CELEBRATION the celebration of the pumpkin is done by everyone in Greece in November

40 HOW TO MAKE A PUMPKIN PIE Ingredients: 1.5 kg pumpkin 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup raisins 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon clove powder 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 8 tablespoons sugar 1 package phyllo pastry for sweet butter for brushing the leaves Powdered sugar for dusting...

41 Greek traditions and customs

42 The Greeks decorate a Christmas boat on Christmas day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

43 We eat turkey on 25 th December!!!!!! Christmas dinner

44 2 teacups oil 1 cup sugar 1 cup orange juice 1/2 cup brandy 2 teaspoons baking powder 7 1/2 cups flour soft 1 teaspoon baking soda powder orange zest cinnamon grated walnuts For the syrup: 2 cups water 2 cups honey 2 cups sugar

45 100 grams. castor sugar 400 grams. butter milk 100 grams. vegetable butter 2 egg 1 egg 2 vanilla 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/3 cup. tea brandy 1 even teaspoon baking soda 250 grams. roasted and chopped almonds 850 grams. (approximately) soft flour, sifted 1 pound powdered sugar 2 vanilla How to make kourabiedes!!!

46 The so called “Infancy of Christ” traditional pancakes are sweets, for which you will need: some salt, flour, nuts, water and sugar.

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