Thesmophoria: An Ancient Greek Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving day is celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, something...

St. Louis Conference on Macedonia’s Liberation

Historians from the U.S., Canada and Greece will present a lecture on Greece and the Balkan Wars: 100 Years from the Liberation of Macedonia...
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Columbus Day: Was Christopher Columbus Greek?

Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year.  Columbus Day remembers explorer Christopher Columbus’ long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to...

The First Greek School in the United States Opened in 1776

Οn the occasion of today’s celebrations for the Three Holy Hierarchs, the patron saints of education and letters, the Greek language is being praised...

Greek-American Who Fought in WWII Remembers OXI Day 71 Years Ago

Aris Anagnos was born in Greece and came to the States in 1946 after having served in the Greek army in World War II....

Greek-Americans Remember Greek Genocide

According to the Times, Greek Americans remembered the Greek Genocide of 1914-1923 with memorial services for the first time on both the East and...
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Columbus Day: The Theory Supporting that Christopher Columbus Was Greek

There has been more written about Christopher Columbus than about any person with the exception of Jesus Christ, and yet his past has been...

Historical Profile of Greek Music Produced in America

In the U.S.A., betweeen 1910 and 1940, about 2000 discs of “rempetika” songs were recorded. The history of recorded Greek music in the U.S....

Ancient Tablets Reveal Babylonian Math Skills

An exhibit of 13 ancient Babylonian tablets in New York has revealed that highly sophisticated mathematical practice flourished in Babylonia nearly 1,000 years prior...

The Embodiment of the American WWII Soldier was a Greek Marine

It is one of the most famous images of the Second World War and was taken by the great photographer Eugene Smith. The stark...

New Book Claims Greece’s Failed Economy Stems from 400 Years of Ottoman Rule

Author Pauline Hager crafts an epic novel of the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s cruel subjugation of Greece from 1453 to 1829. Set in the year...

Friday (Paraskeví) The 13th: Greek origins

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad...

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