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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.

How Lamb, Chocolate, and Eggs Became Easter Traditions

Around Greece, people are gearing up to celebrate Easter with friends and family. While many Greek Easter celebrations are unique to the country, there are some elements of the feast day that are shared with many cultures: lamb, chocolate,...

Holy Thursday Commemorates Last Supper in the Greek Orthodox Church

Holy Thursday and the Last Supper is the culmination of the Divine Drama in the Greek Orthodox Church: The last day of Jesus Christ on earth

Why Greeks Dye Eggs Red for Easter

Dying eggs red in anticipation of Greek Easter is a beloved tradition. Families across Greece dye their eggs red together on Holy Thursday.

Holy Wednesday: Greek Orthodox Recall Christ’s Anointing with Myrrh

Observations of the Great and Holy Wednesday by Greek Orthodox Christians during the Great Lent and the different traditional practices.

The Dating of Greek Easter—Explained by A Mathematician

The Greek Orthodox use the calendar devised by Julius Caesar -- the Roman general turned dictator -- versus the calendar tweaked by the Pope.

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 Easter Holy Week Liturgies

Greek Easter is the most revered time of the year for religious Greeks as they fast for 40 days, go to confession, and attend long liturgies

Celebrating Orthodox Palm Sunday in Greece

Palm Sunday marks the last Sunday before Easter, and signals the beginning of Holy Week, an important period of prayer and reflection.

Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

Orthodox and Catholic Easter are usually set on different dates. Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha—a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other Western...