Greek folk dancers showcase customs in Germany

Members of a Greek folk-dancing group perform during the International Folklore Festival in Bautzen, Germany, in this photograph published on Friday. The festival, which ends on Sunday, brings together groups from around the world showcasing their customs and traditions. This is the 12th installment of the biennial festival and it will culminate with a big party. [Filip Singer/EPA]

Treasure Hunt | Athens | April 15

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) invites families with young children to its garden on Saturday, April 15, for an Easter egg and treasure hunt. The objective of the game - which will be organized in 40-minute installments for up to 10 families at a time - is to find Mister Easter Bunny and take home the loot of chocolate eggs. The admission-free event runs from 10 a.m.

Ultranationalist group hold man dressed as Santa Claus at gunpoint to protest Christmas celebrations

A group of men from the youth group of the ultranationalist Alperen Hearts protested Christmas and New Year's celebrations in Turkey by holding a man dressed as Santa Claus at gunpoint on Dec. 28 in the Nazilli district of the western province of Aydın.

Not-so-happy New Year: From forced fun to fear

I have hated everything about New Year's all my life: cheap street decorations, things no one would try to pass off as gifts at any other time of the year, restaurants where food is bad and the music is worse, television channels with loud and gaudy programs and connections to main squares in New York, Paris and London, street parties where there are just too many people, friends' house parties

Campion Christmas Bazaar | Athens | December 11

Campion School is hosting its Christmas Bazaar from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 11. The event will feature a wide selection of gift items, entertainment for children, a visit by Santa Claus, as well as plenty of edible goodies. For more information and directions on how to get there, visit