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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. For the Greeks it’s a most sacred holiday filled with deeply-rooted religious ceremonies and many traditional festivities enjoyed with family and friends.

Τι είναι το Πρόσφορο και ποιοι οι συμβολισμοί του;

Τι είναι το Πρόσφορο και ποιοι οι συμβολισμοί του;

From the work "Greek Islands" of famous photographer Kostas Balafas.

From the work "Greek Islands" of famous photographer Kostas Balafas. Probably Karpathos

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…

Traditions of Easter in Corfu. 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. Greece / by Spiros Papavlasopoulos

ΟΣΙΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ Ο ΡΩΣΟΣ

ΟΣΙΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ Ο ΡΩΣΟΣ

Combine Greek Easter Tradition with Greek Easter...innovation! Try Kayak Tsoureki Ice Cream! #kayak_inspiration #kayak_icecream #icecream

Combine Greek Easter Tradition with Greek Easter. Try Kayak Tsoureki Ice Cream!

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.

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Saturday morning Easter celebrations in Corfu island - dropping ceramic pots of water on to the street!

Greece, women and boy working outside home in Métsovon :: AGSL Digital Photo Archive - Europe

Greece, women and boy working outside home in Métsovon :: AGSL Digital Photo Archive - Europe

The Feast of Epiphany is celebrated in Greece on January 6th and called Theophany or colloquially Phōta (Greek: Φώτα, "Lights").  Customs revolve around the Great Blessing of the Waters. It marks the baptism of Jesus and appearance of the Holy Trinity and the end of the traditional ban on sailing. At this ceremony, an orthodox cross is thrown into the water by a priest and young men strive to retrieve it for good luck.

The Feast of Epiphany is celebrated in Greece on January 6th and called Theophany or colloquially Phōta (Greek: Φώτα, "Lights"). Customs revolve around the Great Blessing of the Waters. It marks the baptism of Jesus and appearance of the Holy Trinity and the end of the traditional ban on sailing. At this ceremony, an orthodox cross is thrown into the water by a priest and young men strive to retrieve it for good luck.