Tsoureki Greek Easter Sweet Bread) Recipe - Food.com
This is a traditional Easter bread served in Greece to break the Lenten fast. It is traditionally braided, with a red-dyed*, hard-boiled egg inserted at one end, and then baked. Beautiful to look at - delicious to eat. Like many yeast breads, these loaves require two risings, so take that into consideration when timing to make them. I like to eat it most at breakfast, with a piece of graviera (a Greek cheese resembling Swiss) and a huge glass of ice-cold milk. A bite of tsoureki; a nibble of…
Easter in Pyrgos village, Santorini. The village's boys prepare torches and light thousands of candles on all the terraces, creating this mystical atmosphere.
Cracking Your Red Easter Eggs and other Greek Orthodox Easter Traditions and Facts
The differences in Western Easter and Orthodox Easter are plentiful. Find out what some of these are here in this spectacular Greek Easter hub.
Greece; Image of Ouranoupolis fishing village - Mallory On Travel
Daily travel photo from Ouranoupolis on Mallory on Travel an online postcard from the Greek fishing town in Halkidiki gateway to Mt Athos
A Greek style Easter
Christos anesti... or happy Easter! Celebrate Easter with a feast that matches traditional Greek fare and modern flavours. I'm not Greek but it's close enough to a Serbian feast!
A short description of Greek Easter
In Greece, Easter is as big as Christmas is in England (minus the excessive consumerism). It's the biggest festival of the year, a major religious celebration characterised by fasting, church-going and big family meals! It is celebrated in April or May, sometimes at the same time as English Easter, more often a week apart. Western Christian churches use the Gregorian calendar to calculate Easter, whereas Eastern Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar - hence the difference in dates…