Christenings, weddings, name days, feasts, fasting, and religious holidays are just a few traditional Greek family celebrations. The celebration of Michaelis's new sister's baptism is one of the most important days in the life of a Greek Orthodox Christian.
- Ask students to create a list of all the events their family celebrates. They should also list if this event involves food or fasting. Have all students share their list with the class in order to make a larger and more comprehensive list.
- Create a 12-month events calendar including all the traditional and important events from the families within the classroom. The calendar can be created electronically or on paper. Students create small cards with a description of the celebrations. The small cards can be attached to the corresponding dates on the calendar.