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Composer, ex-minister Mikroutsikos dies

Composer and former Culture Minister Thanos Mikroutsikos has died at the age of 72 after a long bout with cancer. Mikroutsikos died at Athens’ Metropolitan Hospital of cardiac arrest, the hospital announced. Mikroutsikos studied...

Christmas in Greece

On Christmas Eve, children, especially boys, often go out singing ‘kalanda’ (carols) in the streets. They play drums and triangles as they sing. Sometimes they will also carry model boats decorated with nuts which...