Traditions of Easter in Corfu, Greece / by Spiros Papavlasopoulos

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

"Lazarakia" - Traditional Greek Lenten cookies for the "Saturday of Lazarus"

Amateur Cook Professional Eater - Greek recipes cooked again and again: "Lazarakia" - Traditional Lenten cookies for the "Saturday of Lazarus"

Anastenaria (the day of Santa Elena) (photo 1950's

Anastenaria (the day of Santa Elena) is a traditional fire-walking ritual performed in some villages in Northern Greece.

For the past three years, the Hellas Dancers of Holy Trinity Greek  Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Florida have placed in the top three at  the Hellenic Dance and Choral Festival.  Their dramatic Yianitsari and  Boules presentation, complemented by spectacular and elaborately  detailed armatoliki costumes, is not only a faithful reproduction of  the carnival of Naousa, or Naoussa, but a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.   Naousa is a city in the Imathia Prefecture of Macedonia, Greece.

For the past three years, the Hellas Dancers of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Florida have placed in the top three at the Hellenic Dance and Choral Festival. Their dramatic Yianitsari and Boules presentation, complemented by spectacular and elaborately detailed armatoliki costumes, is not only a faithful reproduction of the carnival of Naousa, or Naoussa, but a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Naousa is a city in the Imathia Prefecture of Macedonia, Greece.

Ετοιμασίες για την ημέρα του Πάσχα στην Πάρο, 1965-1975. Φωτογραφία Ζαχαρίας Στέλλας. Φωτογραφικό Αρχείο Μουσείου Μπενάκη  A bakery in Paros island before Easter day, 1965-1975. Photo by Zacharias Stellas. Benaki Museum Photographic Archives

Tsourekia (Greek sweet Easter bread) taken to the bakery, Paros island, by Zacharias Stellas

15 σπάνιες εικόνες απο το παρελθόν

15 σπάνιες εικόνες απο το παρελθόν

Με παρρησία...: Το έθιμο Γενίτσαροι και Μπούλες.

Με παρρησία...: Το έθιμο Γενίτσαροι και Μπούλες.

Με παρρησία...: Το έθιμο Γενίτσαροι και Μπούλες.

Με παρρησία...: Το έθιμο Γενίτσαροι και Μπούλες.

Γιούλη Τελλή - Καμπά: Μαστίχα - Απλωταριά

Γιούλη Τελλή - Καμπά: Μαστίχα - Απλωταριά

For the past three years, the Hellas Dancers of Holy Trinity Greek  Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Florida have placed in the top three at  the Hellenic Dance and Choral Festival.  Their dramatic Yianitsari and  Boules presentation, complemented by spectacular and elaborately  detailed armatoliki costumes, is not only a faithful reproduction of  the carnival of Naousa, or Naoussa, but a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.   Naousa is a city in the Imathia Prefecture of Macedonia, Greece.

For the past three years, the Hellas Dancers of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Clearwater, Florida have placed in the top three at the Hellenic Dance and Choral Festival. Their dramatic Yianitsari and Boules presentation, complemented by spectacular and elaborately detailed armatoliki costumes, is not only a faithful reproduction of the carnival of Naousa, or Naoussa, but a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Naousa is a city in the Imathia Prefecture of Macedonia, Greece.

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