March Newsletter

This Month 

What’s New!!!
Greek Independence Day.
Greek Customs and Traditions in America.
Greek Easter.
Saint Namedays in March.
March Recipe.
Suggestions & Comments.
Subscription Information.

March Recipe:
Roasted Potatoes and Zucchini (Briam)


Ingredients:
5 med. potatoes (peeled and cut into rounds)
10 med. zucchini (cut into rounds)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 bunch parsley (chopped)
5 med. ripe tomatoes (skinned and chopped)
1 c. olive oil
Dried oregano to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. water


Preparation:
In a large bowl place all ingredients except water. Toss until well coated with the oil. Spread mixture into a baking pan and add the water. Bake in a preheated 375 oven until vegetables are tender, about 1 hour.

 Serves 4. A classic Greek dish made with fresh garden vegetables.

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What's New!!
Introducing our Package Tracking System

GreekShops.com is proud to announce the implementation of a package tracking system for all orders shipped from our US warehouse. In our efforts to improve customer service, all orders shipped from California to US addresses can now be tracked from the moment they leave our shipping center. To track the delivery status of an order GreekShops.com customers can login at http://www.greekshops.com/myaccount.asp and follow the corresponding links to get information on their package shipped via USPS, UPS, or Federal Express. In addition, all customers receiving shipments from our US warehouse are immediately notified via email upon shipment of their packages.

We are currently working on a similar system for all our packages shipped from Greece to European destinations.

 
Come and see some of our new products in these departments:
1. Religious Musicusic
Hymns of Holy Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


- Ek niktos Orthrizi Allilouia
- Ton Nimfion adelfoi agapisomen
- O Ioudas ti gnomi filargiri
- O limnas ke pigas
- Tapinoumenos di evsplahnian
- To tin avaton , kimenomenin thalassan
- To dogmati to tiranniko
- Ton Nimfona, sou vlepo
- Pasa pnoi, enesatoton Kirion Erhomenos o Kirios
- En tes lambrotisi ton Agion sou
- O tis psihis rathimia nistaxas
- Ote i amartolos prosefere to miron
- Sintrehi lipon
- Ioudas o paranomos Kirie
- Simeron to kata tou Hristou
- Tou kripsantos to talanton
- Kirie i en polles amarties

More religious music

 
2. Olympic 2004 Official Merchandise
Athens 2004 - 1896 to 2004 Bridge

Athens 2004
1896 to 2004 Bridge

Official Merchandise
Available only for shipment to US addresses.

More 2004 Pins

 
Athens 2004 - Greek-US Flag


Athens 2004
Zeus Coin

Official Merchandise
Available only for shipment to US addresses.

More 2004 Pins

 
Key Chain Spinning-Athens 2004 Mascot


Athens 2004 Mascot
Key Chain Spinning Athens 2004 Mascot

Official Merchandise

Available only for shipment to US addresses.
More 2004 Accessories

 
3. Greek Folk Art
Worrybeads


Greek worrybeads in ruby.
Made of synthetic amber. Large size.


More Designs
 
 
Worrybeads


Greek worrybeads in ruby.
Made of synthetic amber. Large size.


More Designs
 
 

More New Products

Greek Independence Day

March 25, one of the most important Greek holidays, celebrates The Annunciation of the Mother of God and Greek Independence Day. Although one event is religious and the other secular, the two are linked together by the common themes of birth and liberty. One event marks the good news that the Virgin Mary will give birth to the Son of God. The other commemorates the birth of the modern Greek state in 1921 and the proclamation that freedom would come to the enslaved Greek nation.

Greek Flag Gear
Show your Greek pride with a wide selection of flags, apparel, and accessories inspired by the Greek flag. There are now available for immediate shipping in time for March 25th.


Car Flag
 


Bucket Cap
 


Small Greek
Flag 8x12 in.


Coffee Mug
 


Auto Decal
 


Baseball Cap
 
 
Greek Customs and Traditions in America: Greek Independence Day



Celebrations in America

In the United States, city, state, and national governments issue proclamations recognizing the day. Some communities with large Greek-American populations sponsor Independence Day parades such as Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco and Tarpon Springs, Florida. Churches, Greek schools, and secular Hellenic organizations sponsor a variety of events. A typical program includes speeches by dignitaries about Greek history and current issues. Children in national costumes recite patriotic poems in Greek.

While costumes vary from region to region, the most common are the foustanela for a boy and the Amalia dress for a girl. The foustanela, worn by military men in the Peloponnese and Central Greece, was adopted by King Otto (the first king of Greece, 1833-1862) as the formal court dress. The costume generally includes a white pleated skirt (foustanela), a tasseled hat, blue jacket, and red shoes with pompoms (tsarouhia). The soldiers known as euzones, who guard the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in front of the parliament building in Athens today, wear this uniform. The Amalia costume, most often a blue shirt, white blouse, burgundy vest with gold trim, ad tasseled beret, was also adopted as the formal court dress by King Otto's wife, Queen Amalia. There are many other popular costumes are handed down through the generations or may be purchased in Greece...........
 

Greek Easter: Great Lent
Great Lent precedes the most important event in the church, Christ's Resurrection. For six weeks (seven including Holy Week), the faithful modify their diet and behavior to achieve spiritual renewal.
Easter Products
Prepare for Great Lent with our excellent selection of cookbooks, music and software.


The Lenten
Collection


The Festive Fast

Great Week and Pascha in the Greek Orthodox Church


Smoky's Special
Easter Present


Pilgrimage to Mount Athos


Hymns of Lent
 
Saints' Namedays in February

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

          1
Eudokias
 
2
Euthalias
 
3
Kleonikou
 
4
 
5
Kononos
6
 
7
Laurentiou
8
Theofulaktou
9
 
10

 
11

 
12
Theofanis
 
13

 
14

 
15

 
16
Xristodoulou
 
17
Alexiou, Alekou, Alexi
18
Kurillou
19
Xrysanthou
20
 
21
Iakovou
22 23
Euagelismos tis Theotokou
24

 
25
Evangelou
26

 
27
Ilarionos
 
28

 
29

 
30

 
31
Ypatiou
 
           

Read more about Nameday celebrations and other Greek customs in our latest
arrival "A Guide to Greek Traditions and Customs" 

Icons depicting the celebrated Saint, make great gifts for namedays.
Shop among our great collection of icons at:

Gold and Silver Icons

Hand painted Icons

Icons by Zafiris

 
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