Religion is present in the education sector, both in private and public schools, where children have compulsory religious courses and pray collectively in the morning before the start of classes.
The Orthodox Church is also much integrated into the politic matters of the country.
Even the Greek Constitution guarantees freedom of faith, but defines the "prevailing religion" of Greece as the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christ.
They speak with intense passion of their country as the cradle of European civilization.
A recent study found that Greeks' pride in being Greek surpassed the ethnic satisfaction of every other European nation.
The word family in Greece refers to a particular social group whose members are related by blood or marriage at different levels or in different forms or combinations.
The conjugal family includes the husband and wife and their children.
Greece and Orthodoxy are closely connected due to the country’s historical past.
During several occupations, and especially during the 400 years of Ottoman rule, the Orthodox religion played a vital role in maintaining the Greek ethnic and cultural identity.
The Greek Family The Greek society consists of close-knit families where important social organizations have gradually evolved from the idea of family.
The institution of marriage also plays an important role in society.
Greeks define their natural and ethnic belonging through their culture and tradition.
Anyone who has seen the movie “My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding” knows this.
Although family life has changed considerably with the transition from the traditional rural-agricultural life into an urban industrial-modern system, to these days women and particularly mothers in Greece play the most important family roles.