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) […]
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. […]
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 […]
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Make sure to wish your loved ones this month! Infographic design & information compiled by Eugenia Pappathanassiu.
Infographic and information compiled by NAHYSOSA Editor, Eugenia Papathanasiou.
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? […]
Blog post written by Andrea Nichas. Images sourced from Google. They say a single picture can speak a thousand words, but what if not even a thousand pictures contained the truths of what was beyond the lens? What if what you see through your very own eyes is so incomparable to what your camera could […]
My word time flies. Cannot believe we are already in October! Check the calendar out to ensure you are up to date with the name days for the month. Impress yia yia at Sunday lunch! Infographic designed & compiled by Eugenia Papathanasiou
My Congress Experience by Costa Kyriacou. Congress seems like a lot of fun and it is. Congress seems like a massive party and it is. Congress seems like it attracts a lot of youth from around the country and it does. All of the above are tangible to every person that experiences this incredible getaway, […]
A new month and the start of Spring. A month filled with many celebrating their Name Day. Make your yia yia’s proud!
Ceeeeeelebrate good times, COME ON! We have been SUPER quiet on our blog due to University holidays and overseas travels BUT we are back and what better way to kick start the comeback than with an informative NAHYSOSA Brief: Celebrations. Showcasing all the parties, special events, taverna evenings, soccer days and whatever else has been […]
All the name days being celebrated in July! Keep an eye on the dates to make sure you wish all your family and friends. Happy July!
We ask people who have either moved or travelled to certain areas in Greece to provide us with relevant information to help those travelling to these destinations! We provide the traveller with the headings and the rest is written by them based on their own personal experiences! Happy reading and happy travelling! Athens is the […]
Article written and compiled by Eugenia Papathanassiu. All images have been sourced from a variety of websites. Around 98% of Greece follows the religion of Greek Orthodoxy (shocking, right!?) which means that Greece and its churches are like that chocolate doughnut covered in Byzantine, Cycladic, Venetian and medieval multicoloured sprinkles. Maybe you believe in Orthodoxy, […]
Infographic designed & compiled by Eugenia Papathanassiu.
Yet another month goes by on the calendar. A relatively quiet month when it comes to events because most of us are in the middle of exams or getting ready to depart for Greece/Cyprus! Keep an eye out on the blog the next few weeks – we have some exciting articles being launched this month […]
Introducing our new monthly article! Each month we will be bringing you the top ten Greek songs (in no particular order) for the month based on radio charts all over the world – helping keep you updated and always listening to the incredible music of our country! We try our best to only mention music […]
We interviewed our ex NAHYSOSA President, Andrea Spyron (2015 & 2016) to find out more about her exciting adventure and what she has been up to since handing over to current President, Andreas Coulbanis. 1. It has been approximately 5 months since you did the official handover. How did you feel in that moment and […]
Introducing our second monthly article – the ‘How To’. Once a month we will bring you a form of ‘how to’ piece in various different aspects – cooking, dancing, speaking Greek and so much more. This month, we decided to start off with a yummy Greek recipe of two of our favourite dips, tzatziki and […]
A proud day for the organisation and all our affiliates 💙 Many people don’t always understand why we devote so much time to an organisation voluntarily but when we are able to support those in our Hellenic family using the funds we raise, it truly is a blessing and provides purpose and motivation to keep […]
Three times a year, NAHYSOSA releases a ‘brief’ that serves as what you might call a newsletter. Informing you of what us and our affiliates have been up to and includes articles, pictures and other news. THIS year we decided to change the briefs up a little bit and theme them. So, the FIRST BRIEF […]
Has your mama opted to take a personal day this Mother’s Day by not whipping up her typically sumptuous Sunday spread? If so, why not recreate a similar ambience by spoiling her and taking her to one of these Greek restaurants near you? Have a look below at some our restaurant picks across South Africa! Click on […]
Never forget another Name Day! Introducing our first editorial piece that will be published monthly – our Name Day Calendar. How often do you find out it is your own name day because your ‘yia yia’ from a village in Cyprus calls you to wish you? This no longer needs to be the case as we […]
A new month, a NEW LOOK for our website and a LOT going on around South Africa. With exams slowly approaching – we suggest you all get involved in these events before we stuck behind our desks and staring at our books! The following events are happening this month in the various cities: Johannesburg 1 […]
Xristos Anesti (Happy Easter) from the NAHYSOSA team and all our affiliates around South Africa. We wish you all a blessed day and a wonderful time with your family and friends! A quote we thought was relevant today from our all time favourite movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding: ‘What do you mean he don’t […]
Ever wondered why at all Greek Easter tables, there are red eggs placed beautifully in mom’s favourite dish? If you don’t know why or what the symbolism is, check our image below! According to greek Orthodox tradition, eggs are to be dyed on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the Last Supper, the final meal which […]
We all love Holy Week Traditions! A week where families get together, be it at church or in the kitchen to prepare for the Easter Sunday lunch. Check out the recipe below for those of you who will be spending the next few days baking delicious koulourakia! They definitely one of our favourite treats. If […]
Holy week is approaching and although we all participate and engage in the traditions that come with it – do we know what each day symbolises and why we do the traditions that we do, on these days? We put together a ‘cheat sheet’ of the 7 days of Orthodox Holy Week with a description […]