Tag Archives: Traditions

National Plan for Balanced and Sustainable Food

Currently, with globalization, the standardization of eating habits and social inequalities, there is a growing threat to the Mediterranean Diet, defined as a healthy lifestyle and characterized by the strong relationship between food and its regional products. In Portugal there has been an increase in more demanding consumers, attentive to the taste of food, its […]

Around the Mediterranean Diet

Readings with the Senses: A Local Approach In Portugal, the basic school 2,3 Dr. Guilherme Correia de Carvalho, in Seia, located in the province of Beira Alta, in the Center region and sub-region of Serra da Estrela, carried out, with the support of the Municipality of Seia, through the Municipal Library and the Municipal Market, […]

Symposium Anatomy of islands

Island at the table: Mediterranean Diet between global processes and Island knowledge Jelsa, island of Hvar, Municipal Hall,28 – 30 September, 2023. After five years of meeting on Vis and another five on Lastovo, we invite you to Hvar, to the town of Jelsa, where the 11th Anatomy of Islands symposium will take place at […]

Christmas Season On The Island Of Hvar

The Christmas season in Hvar begins with the  Feast of Saint Nicholas on 6 December. Today, giving presents on this occasion is quite usual, unlike some fifty years ago when this custom was reserved only for the children of rich bourgeois families. Up until that time, the youngest inhabitants of Hvar were presented gifts only […]

“Kalikantzari” Goblins, A Blanket Term For The Mythical Festive Season

Like in many other countries of Europe, goblins (kalikantzari) chose the days of Christmas to make their scary and messy appearance! It is believed that they always come into the houses from the 25th of December till the 6th of January (when the Holy Spirit sanctifies the waters and sends them away). These hairy little […]

Christmas and New Year’s Customs and Food Habits in Greece

Christmas and New Year’s Day are gloriously celebrated. The streets, lighted and decorated, contribute to the cheerful atmosphere. On the eve of those two celebrations, early in the morning, children go from house to house to sing the Christmas carols accompanied by the sounds of the triangles. (Back in the old day, the lady of […]

Christmas village in Agros

Located in the Troodos mountain range, in Pitsilia region of Lemesos (Limassol) district, Agros sits at an altitude of 1.100 metres. The layout of this picturesque village resembles that of a theatre, embraced by the surrounding mountains. Each year, Agros is converted into a Christmas village with a distinct Mediterranean flavor and stalls with local […]

About the New Year’s Tradition of Vasilopita

On New Year’s Eve, housewives make a festive bread, a “pitta” dedicated to the feast of Saint Basil, called Vasilopitta. Vasilopita is sourdough pitta and is prepared with wheat flour, warm water, salt and flavored with anise, cinnamon and mastic. Vasilopita must be kneaded very well and is given a round shape and patinated, creating […]

Trame Mediterranee “Food Theater”

Telling and making people understand the exceptional heritage linked to the Mediterranean Diet was one of the main themes of the summer events organized by the Centro Studi per la Dieta Mediterranea Angelo Vassallo, the Municipality of Pollica, in collaboration with the Future Food Institute and the “Trame Mediterranee” project. In order to tell the […]

Eighth Mediterranean Diet Fair – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Arquivo fotgrafico CM Tavira

The Mediterranean Diet Fair has returned to Tavira! Held between the 8th and 11th of September, the Mediterranean Diet Fair returned, bringing the Historic Centre of the city to life after a two-year break over the pandemic. Back for 2022, the Mediterranean Diet Fair has brought new exhibits and events.  ©DRAPAlgarve ©fotografia Facebook sandrosantos This […]