Celebrate and Support Local Culture with MadeinMycountry


Welcome to MadeinMycountry!

MadeinMycountry is a global platform that celebrates and supports local
history, culture, art, and nature conservation efforts. For two decades, we
have been sponsoring local museums, cultural organizations, travel
destinations, historical sites, and various cultural events around the world.


As an independent and ad-free platform, MadeinMycountry is committed to
showcasing the best of each country. We believe in promoting the rich heritage
and traditions that make each nation unique. Through our sponsorship programs,
we aim to preserve and promote local history, culture, and art for future
generations to appreciate.


In addition to supporting established institutions, MadeinMycountry also
champions independent artists from around the planet. We believe in providing
opportunities for talented individuals to showcase their work and reach a wider
audience. If you are an independent artist looking for support, we would love
to hear from you.


Furthermore, MadeinMycountry is expanding its reach through franchise
endeavors. We are seeking independent associates in various fields worldwide to
join our team. If you are passionate about promoting local history, culture,
nature conservation efforts, and art, we invite you to get in touch with us.


At MadeinMycountry, we are dedicated to being autonomous and uncompromising
in our mission. With the largest site network of its kind in the world, we are
proud to be the go-to platform for all things local, traditional, and MadeinMycountry.


If you have any inquiries or would like to learn more about our
initiatives, please contact us at:  info.madeinmycountry@yahoo.com.


We look forward to hearing from you!




MadeinMycountry: Supporting Local History, Culture, and Art

MadeinMycountry takes pride in its commitment to promoting and preserving local history, culture, and art.
MadeinMycountry takes pride in its commitment to promoting and preserving local history, culture, and art.

MadeinMycountry: Supporting Local History, Culture, and Art

MadeinMycountry takes pride in its commitment to promoting and preserving local history, culture, and art. As a sponsor, we actively support local museums, cultural organizations, travel destinations, historical sites, and various cultural events. Our dedication extends to nature conservation efforts as well, as we believe in protecting and showcasing the beauty of each country.

With a strong emphasis on independence and autonomy, MadeinMycountry remains ad-free and uncompromising in its mission. We strive to provide a platform that highlights the best of each country’s heritage and artistic talent.

One of our key initiatives is sponsoring independent artists from around the world. We recognize the importance of supporting creative individuals who bring unique perspectives and contribute to the cultural fabric of their respective communities. By providing them with opportunities and exposure, we aim to foster a thriving artistic community on a global scale.

In addition to supporting artists, MadeinMycountry also collaborates with independent associates in various fields worldwide. By partnering with experts and professionals, we ensure that our platform remains authentic and representative of the diverse range of talents and expertise found in each country.

With a track record spanning two decades, MadeinMycountry has established itself as the largest site network dedicated to showcasing local history, culture, nature conservation efforts, and art. Our success and impact have been significant, and we are excited to announce our upcoming franchise endeavors, which will further expand our reach and influence.

Join us in celebrating the richness and diversity of each country’s heritage and artistic expressions. MadeinMycountry is your gateway to discovering and appreciating the local, traditional, and extraordinary.


Christmas in Greece and Cyprus

MadeinMycountryGR-MadeinGreece-MadeinMycountry Merry Christmas Happy New Year
MadeinMycountryGR-MadeinGreece-MadeinMycountry Merry Christmas Happy New Year

Α feast for the senses


Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Greece means entering a magical world that we can enjoy with all of our senses! Visions of great beauty; delicious flavours; intoxicating scents; and joyful melodies cause a flurry of emotions which bring back happy memories from our childhood years. Feel the Christmas spirit and…who knows? Maybe you’ll come across some kind of elf hiding behind the Christmas tree – if you are lucky enough! Feel the magic!


The Christmas tale coming alive / numerous white and coloured Christmas lights giving the appearance of starlit skies over cities, towns, and villages / the happy and welcoming faces of their inhabitants/ decorated Christmas trees and traditional Christmas boats bringing back memories of childhood Christmases to locals and visitors alike / white picturesque villages and snow-covered mountain tops with busy ski centres/ cheerful fires blazing in traditional hotel fireplaces / fireworks lighting up the night sky on New Year’s Eve/ the custom of Momogeroi, still followed in the areas of Macedonia and Thrace / Athens and Thessaloniki welcoming the Christmas season in high spirits, with the streets and squares wearing colourful Christmas lighting and a variety of events, festivals and concerts. The custom: In Florina, the local celebrations for Christmas and New Year’s Day include the lighting of bonfires at midnight, in the same way as shepherds did to warm up the newborn baby Jesus.


The savoury and sweet traditional dishes prepared for Christmas and New Year’s Day in Greece / the delicious turkey stuffed with chestnuts and raisins laid on the festive table/ sweet Christmas temptations like traditional melomakarona (honeyed cookies with walnuts), sweet-smelling kourabiedes (christmas butter cookies dusted with caster sugar) and delicious diples (sweet fried honey rolls dusted with cinnamon and ground walnuts) / fragrant stuffed tsourekia (a traditional sweet bread) prepared in confectioneries, mostly in Athens and Thessaloniki / the delicious chicken soup served steaming hot – popular in Crete and other parts of the country / the custom of gourounochara / St. Basil’s Pie (Vasilopita) prepared for New Year’s Day / other traditional local Christmas delicacies served across the country. The custom: Christopsomo (meaning Christ’s bread), customarily prepared in Crete and other areas is a special sweet bread with a cross-shaped decoration and a walnut (the symbol of fertility) at its centre, served on Christmas Day across Greece. It usually contains cinnamon, honey, nutmeg and/or raisins, with slight variations. Tasting it is a …must!


The festive aromas in the atmosphere/ the warm scent of cinnamon, honey, nuts and sugar- the basic ingredients for the majority of Christmas sweets/ smoking chimneys and wood burning fireplaces in beautiful mountain villages, such as Megalo Papigo in the area of Ioannina/ the scent coming off the moist soil and the dewy evergreen shrubs and trees on forested Mt. Pelion in Magnesia/the smell of incense burning in churches in every city, town, or village / the sweet aroma of chestnuts roasting on an open fire/ delicious smells coming from the kitchens of cute little tavernas in Plaka or Psirri, Athens. The custom: On Kefalonia island, in the Ionian Sea, locals keep a “fragrant” custom called kolonies (meaning colognes); this is a special ritual for New Year’s Eve when people sprinkle each other with cologne and perfume.


The Christmas melodies filling the air in every street of the city/ children singing carols while holding metal triangles that resonate as they strike them rhythmically with a small metal rod on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s Eve/ church bells inviting people to attend the Christmas mass / open-air concerts taking place in Syntagma square and all around Athens/ street musicians performing in the city centre/ Christmas parties held in clubs and bars all over Greece. The custom: On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve in the morning, children knock on peoples’ doors and sing Christmas carols. According to tradition, opening your door to children singing carols will bring you good luck and prosperity!

Touch / Sense


Visit the impressive fir forest in Pertouli, Trikala, and touch real fir trees instead of their man-made Christmas counterparts / sprigs of Christmas mistletoe set with a red ribbon in vases, or adorning the front doors of houses / the beautiful Christmas ornaments in shops and malls in Athens/ the festive nightlife atmosphere in Arachova, on the south slope of Mt. Parnassus / the special vibes of the ancient oracle at Delphi, just 8 Km away from Arachova / the happy atmosphere you share with family & loved ones / touching the hand of a loved one at midnight on New Year’s Eve. The custom: On New Year’s Day, just after the morning mass, Greeks throw a pomegranate on the doorstep before entering their houses, for good luck; the fruit’s bright red arils get scattered on the floor, and they are believed to bring prosperity, happiness and good fortune to all the family.


Source: www.visitgreece.gr/

 Jingle all the way to the Cyprus Christmas Villages!


The Deputy Ministry of Tourism invites you to discover seven beautiful traditional villages and towns of Cyprus, which in turn will wow you with an array of authentic Christmas experiences to participate in and where you will make memories to last a lifetime! Agros, Derynia, Fikardou, Lefkara, Kalopanagiotis, Kyperounta and Laiki Geitonia (Lefkosia) put on their finest festive attire to spread the Christmas spirit, impressing locals, visitors, young and old alike. Cultural events, stands with local products and handicrafts, gastronomy and crafting workshops, organized activities in nature, guided village tours, local restaurants and hotels with delicious holiday menus and many other surprises await to be discovered for a unique Cypriot Christmas experience. We are waiting for you to celebrate with us this magical holiday period. The Christmas Villages will be operating from November 25, 2023 until January 14, 2024 (inclusive) as follows: Friday – Sunday and Public Holidays, and daily from 27 December 2023 – 4 January 2024. AGROS, DERYNEIA, FIKARDOU, KALOPANAGIOTIS, KYPEROUNTA, LAIKI GEITONIA, LEFKARA!


Source: www.visitcyprus.com/



The Aegean sea of Greece (Hellas), Cyprus, Mykonos and the Greek islands !!


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