Greek Carnival

February is the month of Carnaval. In Greece Carnaval is called also Apokries , it means “abstaining from meat” and its purpose is to prepare man mentally for Easter and Resurrection. The origin of Greek Carnival February is the month of Carnaval. In Greece Carnaval
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Greek Valentines & Carnival …

The inhabitants of Amorgos do not wait for Valentine’s Day to express their love. They always  do it with Carnival, thanks to a very old tradition which is called the “Captain” (=Kapetanios). Amorgos: A Valentine comes always in Carnival! Every year, all the young people
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Playing or organising?

We talk about colours, we organise everything and make our space more beautiful. The current project seems to be difficult but Creative Kids like challenges and of course creativity. We praten over kleuren, we ruimen alles op en maken onze ruimte mooi. Het project van
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The March with two faces

“Keep wood for March, so not to burn the fence-poles”  is a known Greek proverb. But what made March so unpredictable?  …
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Lake Ziros, an undiscovered Paradise

According to a folk legend two sisters, one rich and one poor, were in dispute with each other because of the plump children of the poor one who were fed with the leftovers of the rich. Eventually a rupture occurred in the relation of two sisters and the poor left her house in order to start a new life far away on the mountains.
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The unknown Acropolis of the Peloponese

Ancient Oiniades

Once upon a time there was dominative king who was living in a big city on a hill with his beautiful son … Mythology … The name of the king of the castle was Trikardos (=the one who has three hearts). His son, a very handsome young man, had the name Aniliagos (=the one who can’t face the sun), because he should never face the sunlight.
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When the storm is over

After last Thursdays’ storm, many people in the Netherlands and elsewhere lost much. The famous Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis describes in “Report to El Greco” such an event and the life lesson he then got .
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