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When is Greek Orthodox Easter and Dates Leading Up to It

The period leading up to the Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha, the most important religious feast of the year, is called Sarakosti, signifying 40 days of Great Lent. It started on Monday 27 February when Greek Orthodox celebrate “Kathara Deftera,”...

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.

Worsening Weather Forecast As Easter Holiday Exodus Begins in Greece

A weather warning forecasts heavy rain, storms and hail showers across Greece as the Easter holiday exodus begins.

Watch 400 Dancers From Mykonos Make History Performing Traditional Folk Dances on Palm Sunday! (Video)

On Palm Sunday, spectators got to see a unique dance spectacle in the old port of Mykonos when hundreds of amateur dancers of all ages wearing naval caps and forming a large human chain danced traditional folk dances in unison. The...

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...