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“Flying Priests” Mark Holy Saturday’s First Resurrection in Greece

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

Athens Concert Hall Offers Free Livestreamed Events for Easter

The Athens Concert Hall (Megaro Moussikis) has announced three free, live streamed performances in the days leading up to Easter on May 2.

Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

The 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...

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...