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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why Orthodox and Catholic Easter Are on Different Dates

Easter dates for the Catholic and Orthodox faiths typically differ. Greek Orthodox Easter, or Pascha, is approaching. This religious holiday is observed in Greece with greater passion and intensity than in many other Western Christian nations. Orthodox Easter always falls AFTER passover. The two major Christian religions last shared same day celebration for the holiday […]

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Santorini Lit Up For Greek Orthodox Easter

Santorini is one of Greece’s most beautiful islands. This island has become the top honeymoon destination globally, as millions flock to Fira and Oia for those perfect social media selfies and couple shots. During Greek Orthodox Easter, on Good Friday in Pyrgos, thousands of fire lanterns are lit and the island is transformed into a […]

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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 […]

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Greek Easter Bread ‘Tsoureki’ Recipe

Tsoureki, Greek Easter sweet bread, is something you must try if you haven’t already. Soft, fluffy, with a fantastic stringy texture and a gorgeous brown semi-soft crust. You will not find a more flavourful tsoureki recipe than this one! While this Greek Easter bread (tsoureki) is traditionally served on Orthodox Easter, it is also very […]

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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 […]

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