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Thousands attend Holy Epiphany celebrations in Melbourne; A teenage girl in Rye made history becoming the first female to retrieve the cross in Australia.

The Greek Orthodox Community of Australia once again celebrated the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist, with events held in all the major Australian cities.

In Melbourne thousands of faithful attended the liturgies and even more people lined

The tradition of the Vasilopitta

Vasilopita (Greek: Βασιλόπιτα, Vasilópita, lit. ‘(St.) Basil-pie’ or ‘king pie’, see below) is a New Year’s Day bread or cake in Cyprus and Greece and many other areas in eastern Europe and the Balkans which contains a hidden …

US Cypriots Christmas in New York

US Cypriots enjoy Christmas in New York as they held their annual event in St Katherines Church in Astoria, New York.

Over 200 people attended and saw traditional Greek dancing by various groups before the entrance of Santa who was …

Mamma Mia is heading to Cyprus

It started as a hit song by Abba, then it became a musical and now it is a worldwide phenomenon: Mamma Mia!

Limassol Pattihio Municiipal Theatre presents direct from London Abba’s international smash hit Musical “Mamma Mia!”.

This officially licensed

The Significance of Wine in Cypriot culture

Wine has been used throughout the centuries for various spiritual rituals from paganism to Christianity. During these Holy days as you greet one another with ‘Kala Hristougennia’ or Merry Christmas, it worthwhile to think about the importance and history …

Greek Christmas traditions

To the members of the Greek Orthodox Church, Christmas comes in second after Easter. However, this is not to say that Christmas isn’t widely celebrated with unique traditions. It’s difficult to differentiate the traditions between Greece and Cyprus because they …

New figures show huge success of ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badge

Over 26,000 blue ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ badges and complimentary cards have been issued to disabled passengers and those with invisible conditions, a year since the new scheme was announced.

Plans for the new badge, specially designed to make …

O little town of Enfield prepares for festive splurge

Enfield Council asks residents to think about their Christmas waste
– Christmas refuse collection dates can be found online
– Food waste to be addressed with weekly festive leftovers recipes

From wrapping paper to left-over turkey and those unwanted socks …

Avoid the unwanted gift of food poisoning at Christmas

Most households eat roast turkey at Christmas
– The Food Standards Agency has provided some tips on how to properly cook turkey
– Enfield Council recommends checking food hygiene ratings of restaurants before eating out

With Christmas rapidly approaching and …

Michelle Janes modern abstract art on show in Highgate

Michelle Janes  charity Art exhibition with fantastic pieces of Art painted by Michelle herself. There were Carol singers, canapés and plenty more were in abundance at her charity art exhibition

Michelle is well known in the community and her husband …