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Large Wildfire Rages in North-Eastern Greece Near Alexandroupoli

On Saturday, the authorities in north-eastern Greece evacuated the residents of at least eight villages near the city of Alexandroupoli. The following day, efforts...

Supermodel Heidi Klum Celebrates Greek Easter

On Sunday, Heidi Klum shared her celebrations marking Easter in Greece, very much in the Greek style, on her Instagram account. The German American supermodel,...

Modern Critics Rally Against “Inhumane” Greek Easter Lamb Feast

For Greeks, the annual roasted lamb, slowly turning on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but also part of...

Why Greeks Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit on Easter Sunday

The picture of a whole lamb slowly turning on the spit over charcoal and the smell that accompanies it spells Easter Sunday for Greeks.

Special Greek Fricassee Recipe for Easter Holidays

In every corner of the Greek peninsula, and on practically every table, during the Easter holidays you will find the wonderful fricassee dish. Is...

Why Greeks Crack Red Eggs on Easter

Greeks have been cracking red eggs at Easter for centuries. The tradition, although it is also a fun game, is steeped in religious symbolism.

Chios Rocket War Easter Custom to be Broadcast in Las Vegas

This year, the colorful tradition of the rouketopolemos, or "rocket war" on Chios island, Greece will be broadcast live thousands of miles away in...

Tsoureki: The Traditional Sweet Bread of Greek Easter

Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet yeast bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday, which is then consumed on Easter Sunday. Early...

Greeks Abandon Athens for the Easter Break

Greeks are abandoning urban areas in droves on Orthodox Holy Friday in order to celebrate the Easter break in the countryside and on the...

Greek Easter Traditions and Customs Across Greece

Greek Easter is full of ancient traditions and customs, followed faithfully throughout the millennia, making the feast a colorful one.