This year, Holy Week, the most important holiday in Greece, falls one week after the western schedule. It is the same week only approximately every four years.
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Pan’s Labyrinth – This movie will never leave my top 3 movies of all time!
Here’s the Pale Man scene …
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My Dark Twisted Fantasy – The frontrunner for the best album of the decade …
Here is Runaway …
Good Monday is the start of heavy fasting.
Maundy Thursday is a long mass where they read the whole story of The Passion of the Christ. Some church do a reenactment.
Good Friday is the procession day where they carry an epitaph or casket and parade on the streets.
I went back to Agia Triada Monastery for this. Activities are different from other village. Agia Triada Monastery only circled in and around the church vicinity.
Easter Saturday is Anastasi, The Resurrection. It’s when the burning of the Holy Flame takes place. They make an effigy of Judas. But nowadays it’s someone they hate like politicians or enemy. And they make a bonfire at midnight.
Me and a group of co-workers went to Sternes for this.
People light their candles at midnight as well.
Easter Sunday is the end of fasting. So the Greeks celebrate it with feast, an Easter party, of roasted lamb, or goat. They make Easter biscuits, hot raki, and red painted eggs representing blood of Christ.
My landlord gave me a red egg and a bag of delicious biscuits.
They sure celebrate Easter with a bang!
Last Calls …