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The Greek Orthodox Easter celebration, I would love to go experience this some day! Perhaps this should also go on my #bucketlist pin board.

The Greek Orthodox Easter celebration, I would love to go experience this some day! Perhaps this should also go on my #bucketlist pin board.

One of the best times to visit the island of #Corfu is Easter week, when the town hosts the most splendid, ceremonial and melodic celebrations in the country, with the city’s philharmonics in full action.  One of the highlights is the dropping of "botides" – ceramic pots full of water – from upper-story windows onto the cobblestone streets of the island on Holy Saturday morning after the first Resurrection service.

One of the best times to visit the island of #Corfu is Easter week, when the town hosts the most splendid, ceremonial and melodic celebrations in the country, with the city’s philharmonics in full action. One of the highlights is the dropping of "botides" – ceramic pots full of water – from upper-story windows onto the cobblestone streets of the island on Holy Saturday morning after the first Resurrection service.

Arachova - Greek Easter (Pascha), always associated with the first signs of Spring, is definitely my favourite Greek holiday. For the Greeks it’s a most sacred holiday filled with deeply-rooted religious ceremonies and many traditional festivities enjoyed with family and friends.

Arachova - Greek Easter (Pascha), always associated with the first signs of Spring, is definitely my favourite Greek holiday. For the Greeks it’s a most sacred holiday filled with deeply-rooted religious ceremonies and many traditional festivities enjoyed with family and friends.

Greek Easter Bread  You can always count on Jenny Jones for the best recipes http://pinterest.com/jennycancook/

Greek Easter Bread You can always count on Jenny Jones for the best recipes http://pinterest.com/jennycancook/

The Greek Easter is Different from American  - it has Tsougrisma (egg cracking game) if your egg stays intact you will have a good year.

The Greek Easter is Different from American - it has Tsougrisma (egg cracking game) if your egg stays intact you will have a good year.

The Greek Easter is Different from American  - it has Tsougrisma (egg cracking game) if your egg stays intact you will have a good year.

The Greek Easter is Different from American - it has Tsougrisma (egg cracking game) if your egg stays intact you will have a good year.

Epitafios in Hydra island, Greece

Epitafios in Hydra island, Greece

Greek Easter Tablescape

Greek Easter Tablescape


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Photography by Irina. What a beautifully decorated Kouvouklion! The Tomb of Christ.

Photography by Irina. What a beautifully decorated Kouvouklion! The Tomb of Christ.

Greek Easter table-scape

Greek Easter Tablescape

Greek Easter table-scape

Easter eggs are a traditional part of Greek Orthodox Easter. They are usually painted on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the Last Supper. The red-dyed eggs are cracked against each other and the person with the last remaining uncracked egg will have good luck.

Easter eggs are a traditional part of Greek Orthodox Easter. They are usually painted on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the Last Supper. The red-dyed eggs are cracked against each other and the person with the last remaining uncracked egg will have good luck.

Epitafios (Greek Easter Friday) in Pyrgos, Santorini. The hillside is lit up with burning fire brands.

Epitafios in Pyrgos, Santorini

Epitafios (Greek Easter Friday) in Pyrgos, Santorini. The hillside is lit up with burning fire brands.

Orthodox Christians dye their eggs red at Easter...this is why.

Orthodox Christians dye their eggs red at Easter...this is why.

Greek Easter | Greek Orthodox Easter

Greek Easter | Greek Orthodox Easter

Holy Friday Night Services - Epitaphios, symbolizing the Tomb of Christ  easter in greece

Holy Friday Night Services - Epitaphios, symbolizing the Tomb of Christ easter in greece

Christ's Passion Blood Red Pascha Eggs

Christ's Passion Blood Red Pascha Eggs

Nourishing Minimalism: Red Eggs for Greek Easter.   We dye our Easter eggs red to represent the blood of Christ.

Red Eggs for Greek Easter

Nourishing Minimalism: Red Eggs for Greek Easter. We dye our Easter eggs red to represent the blood of Christ.

This Is How We Do It: “Greek” Easter

This Is How We Do It: “Greek” Easter

ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ   Στα κόκκινα ντύθηκε η πριγκίπισσα του Ιονίου που γιορτάζει την πρώτη Ανάσταση του Κυρίου. Μέσα σε ένα θορυβώδες κλίμα χιλιάδες «μπότηδες», όπως θέλει το μοναδικό αυτό έθιμο της Κέρκυρας, πετάχτηκαν από τα μικρά μπαλκόνια των Κερκυραίων στην πλατεία Σπιανάδα, που δε θυμίζει τίποτα πλέον από την χθεσινή θλιμμένη κατανυκτική της ατμόσφαιρα.  Με το σήμα της πρώτης Ανάστασης, οι κάτοικοι της Κέρκυρας, έβγαλαν στα μπαλκόνια τους τα κόκκινα εμβλήματα, απομεινάρια της ενετοκρατίας και…

ΚΕΡΚΥΡΑ Στα κόκκινα ντύθηκε η πριγκίπισσα του Ιονίου που γιορτάζει την πρώτη Ανάσταση του Κυρίου. Μέσα σε ένα θορυβώδες κλίμα χιλιάδες «μπότηδες», όπως θέλει το μοναδικό αυτό έθιμο της Κέρκυρας, πετάχτηκαν από τα μικρά μπαλκόνια των Κερκυραίων στην πλατεία Σπιανάδα, που δε θυμίζει τίποτα πλέον από την χθεσινή θλιμμένη κατανυκτική της ατμόσφαιρα. Με το σήμα της πρώτης Ανάστασης, οι κάτοικοι της Κέρκυρας, έβγαλαν στα μπαλκόνια τους τα κόκκινα εμβλήματα, απομεινάρια της ενετοκρατίας και…

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Isn’t this stunning?  The red eggs represent the blood Christ shed for us.  The white represent his purity and perfection.  Beautiful!

Isn’t this stunning? The red eggs represent the blood Christ shed for us. The white represent his purity and perfection. Beautiful!

Greek Easter Traditions and Lenten Recipes

Greek Easter Traditions and Lenten Recipes

The Orthodox Greek Easter has many unique customs and traditions. In Arachova, neighbours roast lambs next to each other in the street, before feat begins!

Greek Easter 2015 - The Fast, The Feast, and The Curious

The Orthodox Greek Easter has many unique customs and traditions. In Arachova, neighbours roast lambs next to each other in the street, before feat begins!

Making Greek Easter Eggs

Making Greek Easter Eggs