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How Lamb, Chocolate and Eggs Became Easter Traditions

Around the world people are gearing up to celebrate Easter with friends and family. There are different cultural aspects that influence the festivities, however,...

Corfu Celebrates Holy Saturday With ‘Botides’ Tradition (video)

During the morning hours of Holy Saturday on the Greek island of Corfu, there is a unique tradition called “Botides” that takes place in...

How Greeks Celebrate Holy Thursday, The Last Supper

On Holy Thursday, Greeks celebrate the saddest day of the Holy Week as it marks Jesus Christ’s last day on Earth. The Greek Orthodox Church...

Aegean Airlines to Transfer ‘Holy Light’ to 17 Destinations in Greece

Aegean Airlines and its subsidiary Olympic Air said on Tuesday they will make additional domestic flights over the Easter weekend to transport the “holy...

What Do Greeks Celebrate on Holy Wednesday?

The ceremonial traditions that Greeks carry out at the Church for Holy Wednesday are seeped stories from the Gospel of Matthew which tells the story...
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5+1 Reasons 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...

Epitaphios: Traditions of Holy Friday

Easter is one of the biggest religious celebrations of Christianity commemorating the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the passage from death to...

Easter Traditions Across Greece

The Holy Week is coming to its end, and unique traditions from different places across Greece enter the spotlight once again, adding a magical...

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