Why Do Greeks Roast Lamb on Easter?
For Greeks all over the world, “Pascha” Easter Sunday is the biggest religious day of the year. Greek Orthodox Easter is symbolized by a savoury whole lamb rotating and roasting for 6 hours on a spit over charcoal. Let’s not forget the amazing aroma that goes along with it. Yet, this is not just an […]Read More
Why Greeks Crack Red Eggs on Easter
For many generations, Greeks have celebrated Pascha (Easter) by breaking red eggs. The delightful game is fun for the family and the custom is rich with religious symbolism. Egg cracking has become a fun custom for the Orthodox of all ages in Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, and elsewhere, and many look forward to it each […]Read More
8 Greek Easter Traditions That Everyone Loves
Greeks have a saying, “Den einai kathe mera Pascha!” Which translates to “Not everyday is Easter”. That’s because the BIGGEST holy-day for Greeks by far is Orthodox Easter or like we call it “Pascha”. Holy Week is like the Orthodox World Series for church loving Yiayiades and Greek moms and it is the most sacred […]Read More
Greek Australian Buys 300 Lambs for Poor Families in Kalymnos for Easter
Greek Australian entrepreneur Giannis Halikos, has purchased 300 lambs for yet another year which will be donated to poor families across Kalymnos for Greek Orthodox Easter this year on Sunday, April 16. John does this for those in need every year and is a true embodiment of filotimo. Halikos sent many wishes and love from […]Read More