Greece

by:Yaalinee Prabhu

Greek Celebrations

Here are some of the celebrations that greeks celebrate:



  • Name Day
  • Epiphany
  • New Years Day
  • Apokries Festival
  • Clean Monday
  • Assumption Day
  • Ochi day

Did you know that in Greece for New Years Day,they make a special bread with a coin inside.the cake/bread is called vasilopita in Greek.And in English,it is called basil bread.

The person who finds the coin in their slice of bread will have good luck in the combined year.And,during Epiphany it involves a priest throwing a large cross into the water.People then dive into the water to bring the cross back.

Art,Music,And Dance

Did you know that people in Greece made pottery?

On their pottery , they usually show daily life.

Also two great cultures -the Mininoan civilazatoin and the Mycenaen civilization have made complex and delicate art forms.

Did you know that greek music was influenced by Turkish,Balkan,and Italian music.

One of the string Instruments is the Bouzouki.

Languge

Hello = γεια σας-yee sas

My name is = το όνομά μου είναι- meh lene

Do you speak English = Μιλάτε αγγλικά

Yaalinee = Yaalinee

Those were some words and translations for them in Greek.

the mother language in Greece is: Greek

here is the Greek alpebet:





A α
Alpha
Transliterated "A"
Ancient Pronunciation: "a" as in "father",
maybe sometimes as in "cat"

The first letter of the Greek alphabet is said to derive from the Egyptian heiroglyphic for a horned ox's



B β
Beta
Transliterated "B"
Ancient Pronunciation: "b" as in "bubble"




Γ γ
Gamma
Transliterated "G"
Ancient Pronunciation: "g" as in "goggles"




Δ δ
Delta
Transliterated "D"
Ancient Pronunciation: "d" as in "daddy"



Ε ε
Epsilon
Transliterated "E"
Ancient Pronunciation: "e" as in "feather



Ζ ζ
Zeta
Transliterated "Z"
Ancient Pronunciation: "z" as in "zoo"




Η η
Eta
Transliterated "E"
Ancient Pronunciation: "long a" like the "e" in "Riviera"




Θ θ
Theta
Transliterated "TH"
Ancient Pronunciation: "unvoiced th" as "thin"

o


Iota
Transliterated "I"
Ancient Pronunciation: "long e" as in Italian "Italia",
maybe sometimes "short i" as in "pin"



Κ κ
Kappa
Transliterated "K"
Ancient Pronunciation: "k" as in "smokestack"




Λ λ
Lambda
Transliterated "L"
Ancient Pronunciation: "l" as in "little"




Μ μ
Mu
Transliterated "M"
Ancient Pronunciation: "m" as in "mummy"




Ν ν
Nu
Transliterated "N"
Ancient Pronunciation: "n" as in "noon"




Ξ ξ
Xi
Transliterated "X"
Ancient Pronunciation: "ks" as "exist"




Ο ο
Omicron
Transliterated "O"
Ancient Pronunciation: "short o" or "aw" as in "doll"




Π π
Pi
Transliterated "P"
Ancient Pronunciation: "p" as in "pipe"



Ρ ρ
Rho
Transliterated "R"
Ancient Pronunciation: "trilled r" as a Scot might say "Rrroberrrt Burrrns"




Σ σς
Sigma
Transliterated "S"
Ancient Pronunciation: "s" as "sense"




Τ τ
Tau
Transliterated "T"
Ancient Pronunciation: "t" as in "tent"




Υ υ
Upsilon
Transliterated "U" or "Y"
Ancient Pronunciation: "uuh" as in German "putsch"




Φ φ
Phi
Transliterated "PH"
Ancient Pronunciation: "ph" as in "phosphate",
but supposedly more breathy than our "f"




Χ χ
Chi
Transliterated "CH"
Ancient Pronunciation: "kh" as in "chanukkah", "Achmed", or "Ach!"




Ψ ψ
Psi
Transliterated "PS"
Ancient Pronunciation: "ps" as in "upset"




Ω ω
Omega
Transliterated "O"
Ancient Pronunciation: "long o" as in "tone"





That was the Greek alphabet.





The official language of Greece is : Greek.

Food

Here are some spices that they use in Greece,I have also listed the English name for them:


  • Garifalo (cloves)
  • Kumino (cumin)
  • Sousami (sesame seeds)
  • Kanela (cinnamon)
those were some spices in Greece.


If you saw,some of the Greek names do sound close too what we call our spices.

Next,I will list a Greek recipe showing you how to make Greek potatoes:

Ingredients:




Servings:

Servings 8 8





Units: US | Metric





Directions:

  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 420°F A reviewer has suggested spraying the baking pan with Pam - that sounds like a great idea!

  2. 2

    Put all the ingredients into a baking pan large enough to hold them.

  3. 3

    Season generously with sea salt and black pepper.

  4. 4

    Make sure your hands are very clean and put them in the pan and give everything a toss to distribute.

  5. 5

    The garlic will drop into the water/oil solution but its flavour will permeate the potatoes, and this way, it won't burn.

  6. 6

    Bake for 40 minutes.

  7. 7

    When a nice golden-brown crust has formed on the potatoes, give them a stir to bring the white underside up, season lightly with a bit more sea salt and pepper and just a light sprinkling of oregano.

  8. 8

    Add 1/2 cup more water if pan appears to be getting dry, and pop back into oven to brown other side of potatoes.

  9. 9

    This will take about another 40 minutes.

  10. 10

    Do not be afraid of overcooking the potatoes- they will be delicious.

  11. 11

    Note: I often melt a bouillon cube in the water; if you do, make sure to cut back some on the salt.

That was a recipe I found at food.com if you want to see the website

Here are some famous Greek dishes you might want too try:


  • Spanakopita
  • Baklava
  • Moussaka
  • Souvlaki
So, you might want too try some of them!


Next up,the times for eating a meal in Greece are



Breakfest= 7:15


Lunch=2:30


Dinner=8:00 -10:00



Here are some foods that Greeks eat :


Pita Bread,Hummus,Potatoes,Chicken


Those were some foods that they eat in Greece.

Famous People

For famous people in Greece,I chose Maria Callas.

She was a famous opera singer.

She lived from (1923-1977)

She was born in New York to Greek parents and moved back to Greece as a teenager.

She became famous worldwide for her singing.

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Religion

Most Greeks follow the Greek Orthodox Christian religion.

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God.

To practice their religion they go to a church.

Did you know many public holidays in Greece are based on Christian celebrations?

Greeks do believe in the American religion.

Climate/Geograpy

The summers in Greece are normally hot and dry,

and the winters are mild and rainy.

Also did you know that the capital of Greece is Athens?

In Greece,one of the landforms are mountains, and

in the winter months there is snow.

Their current time zone is:EET Eastern European Time


Their next change is:EEST Eastern European summer time


How many hours ahead: 8 hours ahead of Amarica



The meaning of the Greek flag colors are:






The white cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of Greece. The ratio of its height to its width is 2:3.

The blue and white colors represent the seas surrounding Greece with its blue water and white wave crests.

Other Interesting Information

Here are some Greek myths:


Greek myths:



Adventures of Perseus :: Amalthea's Horn :: Birth of Athena :: Creation of Man by Prometheus :: The Creation :: The Creation II :: The Wanderings of Dionysus :: Theseus Adventures :: Zeus's Lovers



In Greece,women wore a lot of cosmetics (makeup)




Greek women would always wear some sort of cosmetics. Women would either have to make these cosmetics, or buy them. They always wanted pail skin, with dark eyebrows and firefly red lips. Woman used chalk to whiten their face and they use juice or powder to redden their lips. They also had lots of face creams to keep their skin smooth and healthy looking. To darken their eyebrows, they would simply apply dark power on their eyebrows which gave them a nice dark brow. Women would also emphasize their eyes which would make them even more bold especially having the darkening line of the eyebrow. The mirrors that the Greeks had were highly polished gold. Our mirrors are made of glass however they did not have glass mirrors so they would polish up a piece of gold, and use that. Greek women would bath a lot to keep from smelling in the hot sun, or warming up in the winter, unless you were a maid. However, the rich women would bath everyday and they would rub themselves in perfume oils which left a divine smell. So, when they went out somewhere, their smell would reach everyone, so they would turn around, and then the ladies can show themselves off, which is indeed what they wanted.





That was an article about cosmetics in Greece.



One of the endangered species in Greece is the Loggerhead Turtle.


Here are some of the names of Greek gods and Goddesses:


  • Zeus
  • Hades
  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Athena
  • Hera
  • Poseidon
The national anthem of Greece is:


"We know thee of old

oh divinely restored,

by the light of thy sword."


"From the graves of our slain

shall the valor prevail

as we greet thee,

as we greet thee again,

Hail,Liberty!Oh Hail!"


By:Dionysios Solomos

Sports

Did you know that the Greeks invented the Olympics?

They are also very big on Olympics.

They do rhythmic gymnastics instead of normal gymnastics.

OG Qualifs London12 -- GREECE

Sources

  • Countries Around The World Greece

by : Jilly Hunt

  • Cultural Traditions In Greece
  • By: Lynn Peppas
  • Kids Infobits
  • Ancient Greece.com
  • Food.com