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Greek Customs and Traditions in America
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"The Evil Eye"
Saint Namedays in August.
August Recipe.
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July Recipe

August Recipe:
Potato Salad
(Patatosalata)

Ingredients:
4 Large potatoes
1 Small onion, sliced in rings
3 Spring onions, chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped parsley, mint or dill
1 carrot, cooked and sliced

The Dressing:
1/3 Cup olive oil
1/4 Cup lemon juice or vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon dry mustard (optional)
salt, pepper to taste

Preparation:
Rub and wash the potatoes. Boil them in their skins until tender. Drain, peel and cut into thick slices. Place into a salad bowl, and add the rest of the ingredients. In a well covered jar mix and shake all the dressing ingredients. In a well-covered jar mix and shake all the dressing ingredients. Pour it over the potatoes and toss well. Cover and let the potato salad marinate for a few hours before serving.

Excerpts from:
"Greek Cuisine"
Vefa Alexiadou


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Greek Customs and Traditions in America:
The dormition of the Mother of God- Excerpts from:

August 15th


The Orthodox revere the Mother of God (Theotokos) above any other saint in the church. She always stands on Christ's right-hand side in each church iconostasion, and an enormous icon of her with Christ child dominates the space above the altar. Through her, the Virgin Mary, Christ proves his humanity. Four of the church's twelve great feast days are devoted to her, of which The Dormition is the most significant. Two weeks of fasting and special prayer services precede August 15 when the faithful crowd the church to honor her and remember her feast day. People commonly refer to the day as "Tis Panagias" ("Panagia's (feast day).

Preparation


The Dormition of the Mother of God Lent (August 1-14)
The devout prepare for this great feast day by fasting for two weeks, from August 1 to the evening of August 14. Fish is permitted on August 6, The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. No weddings may be performed during these two weeks.

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"The Evil Eye"

Amongst Greek superstitions, the Evil Eye is one of the oldest and widely believed myths. According to superstition, a glance of the Evil Eye is believed to have the ability to cause injury or death on those who it falls. Belief in the evil eye is ancient and ubiquitous: it occurred in ancient Greece and Rome, is found in Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions and in folk cultures and preliterate societies. The evil eye has persisted throughout the world into modern times.

In Greek history, Evil Eye charms can be traced to Ancient Greece. Paintings found on Greek triremes over two thousand years old, feature an Eye painted at the front of the trireme in an attempt to ward off the Evil Eye and protect the trireme while at sea. In Jewish culture, the evil eye (or "ayin harah" in Hebrew) is thought to be connected to one of the Ten Commandments, and is very much a part of basic Judaism. Arabs have also been known to include blue into amulets and gold coins since according to superstition blue provides protection from the effects of the Evil Eye. A painting of an Evil Eye is also known to be as effective, and Turkish glass artists have been creating such charms (known as "Nazar Bonjuk") for centuries.

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Saints' Namedays in August

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

     
 
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2
 
3
 
4 5
 
6
Sotiris, Sotiria
7
Asteriou
8
Kassianos
Triantaphillos
9 10
11 12 13 14 15
Assumption Day - Koimisis tis Theotokou,  Panagiotis, Maria, Despina,  Marios
16
Stamatios
17
18 19 20 21 22 23
Kallinikos
24
Kosma tou Aitolou
 
25
 
26
Andrianou & Natalias, Adrianos, Nathalia, Natalia (Adrian)
27
Phanourios
28 29 30
Alexandrou, Alexandros
(Alexandra, Sandra, Sander, Alexander)
 
31

 


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