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Greek Railworkers' Strike To Disrupt Easter Travel

Major travel disruption is expected in Greece over Easter, when rail workers will proceed with a series of strikes. The Panhellenic Federation of Railway Workers (POS) has announced three-hour work stoppages for Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday and 24-hour strikes for Holy...

Greek Train Drivers to Strike over Easter

The Greek railway workers have opted to join the general strike of General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) scheduled for April 9. The Panhellenic Federation of Railway Workers (POS) is also planning further mobilizations for both passenger and freight trains during...

Corfu Packed Again at Easter

No doubt the cosmopolitan island of Corfu is the most popular Easter destination in Greece. Once again this year, Corfu had the chance to prove that its traditions are still alive and strong. The numerous visitors that went to...

Traditions Related to Red Easter Eggs

One of the oldest Easter traditions is dyed eggs. These eggs are usually painted on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the Last Supper, the final meal that according to Christian belief Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before...

Rocket Easter of Chios Advertised in Turkey

According to the Greek daily Dimokratia, the coasts of Turkey have been teeming with posters lately advertising the Greek Easter on the island of Chios. Typical Greek Easter breads (tsourekia), red dyed eggs, white and blue churches as well...

Greek Baking Up Guinness Record

Tsoureki is a sweet, fluffy Greek bread associated with Easter traditions, when it is made and consumed in great quantities. Traditionally it is home-baked on Holy Thursday. This Easter, on the Greek island of Lesvos, confectioner Vassilis Pantazis will prepare...

Labor Day To Be Celebrated On May 7

The Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Ministry took the decision to transfer Labor Day holiday on May 1, which this year falls during the Holy Week, to Tuesday May 7, after the Orthodox Easter.7. The day has been moved...

Reelz to Premiere ‘Barabbas’ Mini-series Starring Billy Zane

As Catholics prepare for Easter at the end of March, Reelz is set to premiere a biblical television mini-series, "Barabbas," starring Greek-American actor Billy Zane. The four and a half hour series is inspired by the novel of the same...

Greek and Scottish People Living in Aberdeen Celebrate Easter

Easter in Greece is accompanied by many customs, such as lamb grilling. Greeks are everywhere; not only inside Greece, but also outside it. So, Greeks of Aberdeen in Scotland grilled their lambs yesterday to celebrate Easter the Greek way! Scottish people...

Greeks of Japan Celebrate Easter

By Fay Savvaidis A wonderful party on a beautiful spring day was carried out on Easter, April 15, 2012, in the heart of Tokyo at ROTI restaurant. There was a turn out of 120 participants, about 40 Greeks and 80 Japanese,...