Essay on Culture Of Greece And Society Today

1961 Words Oct 28th, 2016 8 Pages
"Culture in Greece and Society Today -" Greeka. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2016.
• Language: Modern Greek language is a descendant of the Ancient Greek language and is affiliated to the part of the Greek or Hellenic branch of Indo-European.
• Customs and traditions: Most of the traditions and festivals still celebrated today are religious.
• Traditional festivities: Name day celebration, Engagement, Carnival, Clean Monday, Easter, Greek Independence Day, The Ohi Day.
• Religion: The Greek population in mainland Greece and the Greek islands is Christian Orthodox per 98%. The religion of rest of the population is Muslims, Catholic and Jewish. The Orthodox Church forms the third largest branch of Christianity, following after the Roman Catholics and the Protestants.

Jurgens, Jane. "Greek Americans." Greek Americans. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2016.
• Beliefs: Greeks have an assortment of superstitions to ensure success and ward off evil and misfortune. Old beliefs persist in some communities in the United States. For example, belief in the "evil eye" is still strongly believed and is supported by the Greek Orthodox church as a generalized concept of evil.
• Family: In many communities, the ideal family is still having the man, as husband and father, as a central authority figure and the woman as a wife and mother who works in the home.
• Employment in the US: Today, Greeks are found in almost every occupation and enterprise and constitute one of the wealthier economic…

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