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Easter in my country

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video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsXjyIMvWhU



This year, its on 1st May

The Holly Week

It is the last week of Lent and people remember the last week of Jesus life.People go to church to attend the Holly Mass. On Holly Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday people also prepare their homes and their villages for the big celebration.

People whitewash their houses and the churches especially in villages and on the islands

During Holly week people dont eat meat or dairy products. They fast.We eat seafood and pulse.

Holly ThursdayIt is a very important day. We remember the day of the Last Super and the moment when Christ was arrested and crucified.On this day people dye eggs red to symbolize the blood of Christ and the renewal of life.

Easter goodiesWe also bake special Easter cookies. We call them koulourakia. We also bake special sweet bread called tsoureki. They are delicious!!!

On Holly Thursday People mourn, they are very sad. Church services are held around the country and there is a representation of the Crucification.

People go to church light candles and say prayers.

At night when the church service finishes women and girls stay at the church and prepare the epitaph for the next day, Good Friday.

At night when the church service finishes women and girls stay at the church and prepare the epitaph for the next day, Good Friday.

in different neighborhoods people go around the churches to see the epitaphs and see which one is the best. People also bring flowers to church for the decoration.Churches smell so beautiful on this day!

Women and girls decorate the epitaphs

Holly FridayIn the morning service the figure of Christ is removed from the cross and is placed on the epitaph. The church bells toll all day.

Late at night people carry the epitaph around the neighborhood, they hold candles in yellow colour it symbolizes the grief.

The procession through the small streets of the islands and the villages.The atmosphere is great!

There are special customs in different places around Greece. Here the holly service of this day takes place in the water.

street decorations on a Greek island .

Late at night, crowds of people arrive at every church in the country. Shortly before midnight, lights in the church go out and bells start to toll to announce Christs resurrection. People light their colourful candles and loud fireworks go off

children are very happy!

On the island of Chios there are two churches on two hills facing each other. On the night of the Resurrection there is a firework war between the two parishes and the view is spectacular but dangerous ,too.

at the town of Leonidio people make lanterns and let them in the sky!

Easter SundayAlthough people sleep very late on Saturday night, they get up early on Sunday morning to prepare the lamb to be roasted on the spit. Along with the lamb kokoretsi is also cooked. kokoretsi is seasoned pieces of lamb meat and liver wrapped in offal.The smell of barbequed meat spreads around and people eat and drink all day long.

HAPPY EASTER from the students of D class 11th primary school of P.Faliro, Greece and their teacher.Selection of pictures from the internet was made by the students. The text was written in Greek by the students and translation was made by the teacher.