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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 a centuries-old tradition written into the national psyche. The event brings together family and friends outdoors and...

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.

Greece Celebrates Resurrection of Christ: Christos Anesti!

Greece celebrated on Holy Saturday night the Resurrection of Christ at local churches throughout the country. In a service that started late in the evening, candle-holding crowds gathered outside the church. During the liturgy, a few minutes before midnight, all the...

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.

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 in the morning on Holy Thursday throughout Greece, women start kneading the dough for the...

“Flying Priest” Marks Holy Saturday’s Liturgy in Greece

The tradition of the “Flying Priest” from the Greek island of Chios has now spread in many parts of Greece and Cyprus

Holy Saturday: Greek Orthodox Prepare for the Resurrection of Jesus

Holy Saturday, the day before Greek Easter on Sunday, marks the last day of Holy Week for Orthodox Christians.

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 islands, with traffic police reporting a peak in the exodus from the Attica ports of...

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.

Greek Orthodox Easter: Everything You Need to Know

Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha, is the most important religious feast of the year, with customs and traditions that have been part of Christianity for two thousand years. The 40-day period of Lent before Easter (Πάσχα-Pascha), the solemnity of Holy...