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Holy Saturday: The Day of the Resurrection of Jesus

Holy Saturday, the day before Greek Easter on Sunday, marks the last day of Holy Week for Orthodox Christians.

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.

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 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

About Greek Orthodox Easter: Everything You Need to Know

Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha, is the most important religious feast of the year, with customs and traditions that have been part of Christianity for two thousand years. The 40-day period of Lent before Easter (Πάσχα-Pascha), the solemnity of Holy...

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.

Why Greek Easter Is Better than… Just Easter!

  By Olga Militsi Easter is celebrated around the world, but Greeks usually observe it later (see why here) and it's actually called Pascha, the word which means Passover. There are many unique aspects of the Greek Easter celebration. What makes it so special?...