CYA’s spring break kicked off on April 1st this year, coinciding with both Easter and April Fool’s Day. Students said their goodbyes to one another and boarded planes to meet up with family, friends, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Many students also stuck around Athens to welcome guests from home or prepped for a ferry ride to the surrounding islands blossoming in Spring.
Holy Week & Greek Orthodox Easter Traditions
Orthodox Easter will be celebrated this coming Sunday the 8th of April. Orthodox Christians celebrate Holy Week following the forty days of Great Lent, commemorating the events leading up to passion and resurrection of Christ. On display are some of the most significant customs and traditions of Greek culture and Orthodox religion, here are 5 things you can expect to see around Greece before and during Easter time!
A highlight of the Spring Semester!
This year’s CYA Voula Field School excavation focused on the ruins of a large Agora, and its architectural remains at the site of Aixonidai Halai, one of the ten demes of Attica in the coastal suburb of Voula. CYA students helped uncover more information about the area, and presented the results of their findings at the Annual Voula Dig Conference, which took place at the CYA Academic Centre on the 27th of March, 2018.
On March 18th at 8:30 AM, I rolled out of bed, tugged on my Athens Half Marathon volunteer jersey and hung the matching lanyard around my neck. I woke up to the sound of a mild clatter on the street, something that would normally be overshadowed by early morning traffic. My first thought was how startlingly quiet the city was as it had stilled in preparation for this event.
Delphi Economic Forum III, 1-4 March 2018
Twenty-two CYA spring ’18 students with a keen interest in politics, globalization and world affairs had the unique opportunity to attend the Delphi Economic Forum. Now in its third year, it has been loosely described as Greece’s “mini Davos’.
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