- Posted May 20, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What does it mean to be Greek?
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
The media have recently coined the term "Grexit" as there is a growing threat of Greece exiting the Euro Zone. There is an old custom and ritual in Greece which seems to be more alive outside of the country than inside. It is the breaking of plates for celebrations while shouting Ooopa!. One of the many interpretations which inspired me to do this drawing is that a plate might be broken when two lovers parted, so that they would be able to recognize each other by matching the two halves even if many years passed before they met again.