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Mykonos Island Sunset Offers Ray of Hope During Quiet Eastertime

As the citizens of Greece and most other nations across the globe continue to be stuck at home (or "safe at home" as some...

The Coronavirus Easter: How Greece Celebrated its Greatest Feast in Lockdown

April 19 was an Orthodox Easter Sunday nobody will ever forget in Greece. As strict curfew measures remain in place across the country to limit...

Greece Celebrates Resurrection From Balconies, Gardens Amid Coronavirus Curfew

This past Holy Saturday night in Greece was one that hadn't been seen since the end of World War II. Millions of people watched the...

Holy Light Arrives from Jerusalem to Athens Despite Coronavirus Curfew

An Aegean Airlines special flight carrying the Holy Light from Jerusalem arrived in Athens on Holy Saturday afternoon. This year the Holy Light arrived in...

Corfu Keeps ‘Botides’ Tradition Alive Despite Coronavirus Lockdown

The Greek island of Corfu kept the Holy Saturday tradition of ''Botides'' alive in 2020, despite the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Curfew Violations Rise as Greece Tries to Balance Between Lockdown and Orthodox Easter

The Greek police reported on Good Friday a total of 81 new fines imposed for unauthorised movement of citizens outside their county of residence...

Greece Extends Closure of Churches to April 28

A new joint ministerial decision scheduled to be issued on Thursday in Greece will allow the government to extend the period during which churches...

Coronavirus: Greece Mulls Ban on Car Travel Over Orthodox Easter Weekend

The Greek government has not ruled out new, even tougher restrictive measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic in the coming days, especially ahead of...

Why Orthodox and Western Easter Are on Different Dates

Greece is slowly but surely coming closer to the great feast of Easter — a religious occasion celebrated here with more gusto than in many other...

Why Orthodox Easter is the Same Day as Catholic Easter This Year

This year Orthodox Christians and the Catholics are celebrating Easter on the same day - but this is not always the case. In fact,...

The Symbolism of Cracking Red Eggs on Easter

On the first hours of Easter Sunday and right after “Christ has risen” Greek Orthodox crack red eggs during dinner. This tradition-while fun as...
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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...

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