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The Funniest Greek Easter Story Ever

It all happened a year ago in a village near Preveza. The protagonist of this (true??) story decided to put aside the traditional way of roasting a lamb on the spit (Arni Sti Souvla), and instead of taking turns...

Benefits of Spending Easter With Family

The pace of modern life may not leave many families with sufficient time to share meals. With the Greek crisis and current economic problems adding extra stress and anxiety to parents and their children alike, Easter time seems like...

A Crazy Easter Tradition: The Rocket War of Chios (video)

On the Greek island of Chios the locals have a tradition to spice things up for Easter. Besides the traditional egg cracking and conventional fireworks, a rocket war takes place between two local churches during the divine liturgy of...

The Symbolism of Cracking Red Eggs on Easter

  On the first hours of Easter Sunday and right after “Christ has risen,” the Greek Orthodox faithful crack red eggs during dinner. This tradition--while fun, like a game--carries with it deep symbolism of resurrection and new life. Red symbolizes the blood...

Greeks Will Stay Home for Easter This Year

In Greece, Easter is as big as the Christmas holiday in the UK or the USA. It's the biggest festival of the year, a major religious celebration characterized by fasting, church-going and big family meals in the town. However, this...

Holy Land of Jerusalem and the Holy Light during Orthodox Easter

By Antonia Patsidou / [email protected] The "Holy Light" from the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Jerusalem will be transferred to Athens on Bright Saturday (Orthodox Easter) with a government executive flight via Tel Aviv. The aircraft will...