Saturday, May 18 2024
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Hellenism

postal voting

The electronic platform for registering in the postal voting lists went into operation on Monday. The activation of the platform, a few weeks after the passing of the relevant law, marks the establishment, for the first time in Greece, of postal voting as a means for facilitating voters in exercising their right to vote in the European elections and national referendums.

thesmoforia

Thanksgiving as we know it in America originates from the first Pilgrims who settled into Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620 and celebrated with a feast of Thanksgiving to honor the successful autumn harvest of the Mayflower passengers (Pilgrims). However, the autumn harvest was celebrated well before the pilgrims and has its roots in ancient Greece. In fact, the Pilgrims were actually following a tradition that was copied from place to place throughout history and has started in Ancient Greece!