Entries by Andrea Nichas

Life of a DJ: Behind The Scenes

The feeling never gets old, the beats are synced, the sound is booming and everyone is moving to one, unanimous rhythm.. The treble, the bass, the crowd and most importantly, the bouzoukia- four very important necessities a DJ needs to completely take hold of a Hellenic event. The DJ gets to understand the crowd and […]

It’s all Greek to me!

I don’t think I can count the amount of times I’ve heard that saying, but I’ve recently realized just how often I’m at a loss for words when asked “so what does this symbolize?” or “how come that’s something you guys do?”… Perhaps that’s the irony of our culture, we are taught things as we’re […]

National Congress Theme: Apokries

Information written by Eugenia Pappathanassiu. Images taken from Google Images.  In a nutshell, Apokries is Greece’s token Carnival which allows Greeks to indulge and celebrate before the 40 day fast (Sarakosti) leading up to Orthodox Easter. It takes place over three weeks: week one is ‘’Profoni’’ (the. Pre-announcement), week two is the ‘’Kreatini’’ (Meat Week) […]

National Congress Theme: Oktoberfest

Article written by our wonderful, Eugenia Pappathanassiu. Images taken from Google Images.  Oktoberfest, which is held annually in Munich, Germany, is the world’s largest ‘’Volkfest’’ which includes a traveling funfair with loads of food and activities as well as the world renowned beer festival. This year, Oktoberfest is 207 years old and still going strong. […]

National Congress Theme: Cinco De Mayo

Article written by our wonderful, Eugenia Pappathanassiu. Images taken from Google Images.  On 5 May every year, Americans drink several shots of tequila in honor of the time when 4000 very inexperienced Mexican soldiers defeated 6500 French soldiers who were well equipped and skilled in the art of war. Yes, Cinco de Mayo, which directly translates to […]

Discovering Cyprus. Discovering Me.

Article written by Annie Kolatsis who attended the NCCT program in August 2017. NCCT stands for NEPOMAK Cyprus Culture Tour and is run by NEPOMAK.  When I sat down and thought about what to write about NCCT, nothing seemed good enough. How could I properly put into words what this tour had done for me? […]