MAY 2022


Spring showers bring May flowers! Indeed, they do!

Easter 2022, as celebrated by Western churches and the Greek Orthodox church, has come and gone but in a more “normal” and traditional manner.  Despite the increase in gas prices and edibles, many people fled Athens to enjoy pastoral life in their villages with loved ones:  eggs dyed and cracked, tsoureki baked and devoured, lamb prepared and spit-roasted.  And like any Greek feast, there was a whole lot more on the Easter table!

Saint George’s Day was celebrated with possibly millions of domestic and international phone calls since George/Giorgos is the most common male name in Greece, followed by John/Giannis and Constantine/Kostas.

Now we turn our thoughts to May and June:

The AWOG Literary Club will meet on May 9 for another discussion of a short story.  Informative email will be forthcoming.

AWOG Mother’s Day Event—on May 12–for all AWOG members at the Café of the Byzantine and Christian Museum (Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 22—right next door to the War Museum). A la carte orders will be taken on the spot.

Below is a link to a video entitled Paradise Found (made for the Athens City Times and Alexia Amvrazi) which describes the main building of the museum, the café and gardens, and the archaeological area right below the café.

In June we look forward to savoring wine or cocktails together before we part for summer destinations.  Date, time and venue will be announced by the end of May.


This month AWOG is spotlighting two more of its website sponsors:  THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE and CELEBRITY INTERNATIONAL MOVERS SA.  Click on this slide on our homepage for information and photos.

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