Easter in Greece!


Traditions
On Good Thursday we dye eggs...
   homemade easter egg dye


and bake cookies and "tsourekia"...
    
On Good Friday -late afternoon- we follow the Epitaph around the town...
ΘΗΒΑ-Ι.Ν.Αγ. Δημητρίου ή Μεγάλη Παναγία - ο επιτάφιος του ναού το 2010 (2)
...village or island...

On Saturday night just before midnight we go to church holding candles
to celebrate the Rising of Jesus Christ...
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Greek Easter
...with fireworks...
Easter at Ag Thomas, Athens, Greece
then we carry the holly flame to our homes...

we clink eggs...

sit around the decorated Easter table...


and enjoy a delicious dinner with "mageiritsa"
(a soup made of lamb livers, lettuces, eggs and lemon)

And on Sunday we're celebrating all day long eating good and delicious food, clinking eggs,
dancing and drinking!

I'm taking the rest of the week off to celebrate Easter with my family!
See you on Tuesday with a new post!
HAPPY EASTER!
ΚΑΛΟ ΠΑΣΧΑ!


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31 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! I'm happy to be following along through bloglovin'! XO, Aimee

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  2. You have made me realize that I need to spend Easter in Greece at some point! I have been there, but these traditions look absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Congradulations for the post, Olga! Keep our tradition alive! Kalo Pasxa to your family and you!

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  4. Α ρε Ελλαδάρα!!!!! Καλή Ανάσταση εύχομαι.

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  5. Olga--you have so many great traditions for celebrating Easter. Even dancing, wow! Have a wonderful holiday!

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  6. oλγακι μου να σαι καλα που διαδιδεις τα εθιμα μας και στο εξωτερικο και βλεπουν και προς τα εξω πως βιώνουμε το πασχα μας!υπεροχες εικονες, ολοψυχα καλο πασχα να χετε, και να περασετε υπεροχα και με υγεια!πολλα φιλακια

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  7. Wow lovely pictures. When I read about Eastern I already missed it. Have a nice day.

    Hugs
    Elna

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  8. Το Θείο φως της Ανάστασης, να λάμψει στη ζωή σου, κι όλου του κόσμου οι χαρές να’ναι πάντα μαζί σου! Καλή Ανάσταση Όλγα μου, με υγεία! Φιλιά!

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  9. Sounds like a fabulous easter! adorable first image
    x kat

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  10. Hope you have a fabulous Easter celebration with family and friends!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  11. Kalo Pascha! Still cooking here, but the eggs are done!

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  12. Happy Easter! I am celebrating the Easter this week as well, and when I was reading your post, I realized how much our Easter traditions are alike. The Easter service ad midnight, is my favorite holiday service.

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  13. Καλό Πάσχα και Καλή Ανάσταση!! Πολύ όμορφες εικόνες!!

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  14. Όμορφες εικόνες!! Σκέτος θησαυρός!
    Καλό Πάσχα κορίτσι!

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  15. Happy Easter!
    "Christos Anesti!"

    (One of the only Greek phrases I learned from my mom.)

    Our local Greek grocer has fresh made tsourekia. Well, i think that's it. He has both the large braided loaf with the red egg in the center and little mini braids. (He gives out the mini braids to you when you are at the cashier. You always get a treat of some kind.)

    In our home, we were not very traditional.
    We went to church. Them made dinner - lamb-burgers, Greek potatoes and green beans. My step-son said the burgers were really good - made me happy.

    Thank you for the lovely photos and for sharing your traditions.
    I'll leave you with a fun scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3N5V9ml2VU

    ~ Dana

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  16. Τι υπέροχες Ελληνικές εικόνες...Σχεδόν συγκινήθηκα!!!
    Eυχές πολλές...για ένα τέλειο Ελληνικότατο Πάσχα γλυκιά μου Υγεία σε όλο τον κόσμο!!

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  17. Such a lovely post Olga - best wishes to you and your family for the Easter break xx

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  18. Ωραιότατη διαφήμιση αυτό το post Όλγα, μπράβο! Εύχομαι να περάσεις με την οικογένειά σου ένα υπέροχο Πάσχα!

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  19. sounds like so much fun love all the traditions enjoy your family time ;)

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  20. Ολγα μου, τι καταπληκτικά όλα όσα ανάρτησες.
    Μπράβο και απο μένα, με λίγες καταπληκτικές φωτογραφίες, τα είπες όλα για το Ελληνικό Πάσχα.
    καλή Ανάσταση κορίτσι μου
    σε φιλώ με αγάπη

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  21. Καλή Ανάσταση και καλό Πάσχα Ολγα μου :)

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  22. Καλή Ανάσταση!!!
    Πολλές ευχές για ένα αξέχαστο Πάσχα (και όσο το δυνατόν περισσότερο χαμογελαστό!!!)

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  23. Υπέροχες εικόνες!! Να περάσεις πολύ-πολύ όμορφα αυτές τις μέρες!!

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  24. ΚΑΛΗ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗ!σου ευχομαι με Υγεία και Χαρά.

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  25. Τι όμορφο blog!
    Καλώς σε βρήκα και Καλή Ανάσταση!!

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  26. Καλή Ανάσταση Όλγα, να χαίρεσαι και να σε χαίρονται όσοι αγαπάς. Φως λαμπερό Αναστάσιμο να λούζει πάντα τα όνειρά σου και να φωτίζει το δρόμο σου! Σε φιλώ :0)

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  27. Wow, living in Greece must be amazing! Such beautiful traditions, thanks for sharing. We love to "crack" our red eggs during Easter here too, funny how traditions are passed down, and not forgotten.

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  28. Beautiful eggs, terrific photography and wonderful traditions.

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