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Greek Easter2

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Greek Easter2

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  • 1. Runs automatically
  • 2.
    • The Hellenic word for Easter is “Λαμπρή
    • (Labri)”
    • At the Holly Week the Orthodox Christians
    • use to fast and go to the church regularly
  • 3.
    • On Monday all Greek ladies use to bake the traditional Easter cookies
  • 4.
    • And on Thursday to paint the Easter eggs, traditionally red or they use brighter colors
  • 5.
    • At night, everybody goes to the church in order to attend the Crucifixion service, where the Twelve Gospels are read.
    • When the service is over, the women and the children stay at church and decorate the Epitaph with flowers.
  • 6.
    • In the morning of the Good Friday
    • the Burial of the Jesus Christ is enacted
  • 7.
    • In the evening of the same day, there is the
    • procession of the Epitaph, beautifully
    • decorated with flowers
  • 8.  
  • 9.
    • In the morning of Holy Saturday the
    • householders cook the “Mαγειρίτσα” (a
    • Greek traditional Easter soup), that will be eaten
    • by the family at the night, after Christ’s
    • resurrection.
  • 10.
    • A few minutes before midnight the Christians go
    • to church, holding white or colored wax
    • candles.
  • 11.
    • They light the wax candles with the “Holy Light” that is given by the priest. When he starts chanting the “Χριστός Ανέστη” (Christos Anesti = Christ has been resurrected) all people wish to each other and give the “φιλί της Αγάπης” (fili tis Agapis = the kiss of Love).
  • 12.
    • After the service most of the people return home, where they sit at the festive table in order to eat the “Mαγειρίτσα” and “tsoureki” ( a special Easter sweet bread, decorated with red egg) and to crack their red-painted eggs.
  • 13.  
  • 14. In the morning of Easter Sunday the members of the family cook a lamb on the spit and the celebration lasts till late at night!
  • 15. 1o Gimnasio Chaidariou Athens, Greece

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