I have been born into a beautiful culture rich with family values and old traditions.
My (Australian) friends have always been fascinated by my life and the way we do things, but for me, smashing plates and big fat Greek weddings has always been the norm. What i have recently realised is that I follow these traditions and honor our family values without truly understanding them.
I’m afraid that the traditions that our yaiya’s and papous fight so hard to continue will be lost if the younger generation do not embrace them. I also believe that the younger generations will loose the appreciation of these traditions if they do not understand the history or relevance of these traditions.
My sister is about to get married and so we (the entire family) are planning a big fat Greek wedding. In an effort to help my sister, i tried to find a book on Greek weddings but not even amazon.com had anything helpful. There are a few websites around like greekbridal.com but i still have so many questions that need answering.
So this blog is my attempt not only to help my sister with her wedding plans but to also help young Greek-Australians understand the history and relevance of traditions so that we may continue them in the future.