Created By: Kayla Graham
Religion: Greek Orthodox (98% of citizens), Muslims (1.3%), all others (0.7%)
Head of government: Prime Minister Antonis Samaras ( since June 20, 2012)
Government Type: Parliamentary Republilc and Democratic Republic
Chief of state: President Karolos Papoullas ( since March 12, 2012)
Greece gained independence from the Ottomans in 1829
Children in Greece have had a very low survival rate due to sanitary conditions.
Marriages take place when the girl is 15 and the man is 30 due to being in the military.
Has a Mediterranean climate (hot summer, mild winters, little rainfall, lots sunshine)
Christmas in Greece is a traditionally solemn religious holiday.
Name Day Celebration: Every Greek got their name from a saint celebrated through the church so they celebrate it.
Carnival: "Apotries" includes two weeks of feast, beginning on the Sunday of Meat Fare and ends with the start of lent.
Easter: Women dye eggs red, god parents buy new shoes, clothes along with a candle towards the kids and the outside of houses and streets are white washed.
- Most Greeks wear western-style clothing, the traditional men's costume consisting a tunic, vest, and pants are seen during festivals.
- National sport of Greece is soccer
- 98% speak Greek, the rest speak either Turkish, Macedonian, Slav, Vlach, Albanian, and Pomak.
- Food mainly consists of citrus fruits, meat, and seafood.