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Corfu Celebrates Resurrection with Traditional Pot Smashing (video)

Thousands of locals and visitors commemorated the First Resurrection at noon on Holy Saturday with the traditional pot smashing ritual in Corfu's city center. According to...

Holy Saturday: The Last Day of Great and Holy Week

The last day of Great and Holy Week is Holy Saturday -- the day on which the Greek Orthodox Church commemorates Jesus’ burial and his...

The Timeless Easter Traditions of Greece

The Greek Orthodox Church is blessed with rich, colorful and symbolic Resurrection and Easter traditions, even more so than the Catholic Church, and Greeks...

Mass Eastertime Exodus of Athenians Begins

Athenians have begun to deserting the Greek capital as they head to their families' ancestral villages and holiday destinations for the annual Easter break. The...

Modern Critics Slam “Inhumane” Greek Easter Lamb Feast

For Greek people, the annual roasted lamb, slowly turning on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but is also...

Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church

The liturgy of Holy Thursday in the Greek Orthodox Church is marked by two major events: the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples...

Greek Orthodox Faithful Recall Christ’s Parables on Holy Tuesday

The Gospels take center stage on Holy and Great Tuesday in the Orthodox church, as Greeks move one day closer to the end of...

Celebrating Holy Monday, The First Day of Holy Week in the Orthodox World

The first of the seven days leading up to Easter, called Great and Holy Week in the Greek Orthodox Church, is Holy Monday. The...

Top Greek Easter Destination Bookings Up by 15%

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Travel & Tourism Agencies revealed on Friday that thus far, an increase of approximately fifteen percent has been...

Why Greek Orthodox and Catholic Easter will Never Coincide After 2700

This year, Catholic and Greek-Orthodox Christians -- who use different liturgical calendars -- celebrated Easter one week apart, with the former being on April...

Holy Fire Arrives in Greece Ahead of Easter

The Holy Fire from Jerusalem arrived in Athens by airplane on Saturday, ahead of Easter celebrations in Greece. The flame was received with the protocol...

The Spectacular Easter Pot Smashing in Corfu (video)

Thousands of locals and visitors gathered in the centre of the town of Corfu on Saturday to witness the annual ritual of pot smashing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pntgR1VCZSA This...

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