Athens Insider Summer 2021

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Why do Greeks fly kites on Clean Monday?

Every year on Clean Monday, Greeks young and old can be seen in any available patch of green indulging in the traditional beginning-of-Lent activities of kite-flying and picnicking. Setting a kite in the air – and then releasing it – is said to symbolise the freeing of the body from sin, or the passing of the human soul to Heaven and God. [galle...

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Christmas Bazaar Guide 2021

From Lebanon to Sweden, Athens Insider draws up a list of all the Christmas bazaars in Athens. Shop for gifts for loved ones and feel the warm, fuzzy spirit of Christmas. Joyeux Noel at the French School! WHAT: Plunge into the spirit of Noel with French Christmas specialties, wines, cheese, toys, decorations and home-baked ...

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