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How Do Greeks Celebrate Easter? And what are the Greek Easter Traditions?
Greek Orthodox Easter is probably the biggest celebration of the year for most Greeks, with a lot of special traditions and family gatherings.

For 25 years in a row, the Omilo-team is celebrating Easter together with the students, except of the covid years  in 2020 and 2021.

If you can not be in Greece during Easter, but you are curious, then read below what Greek Easter is about, and watch some videos!

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Experiencing Orthodox and Catholic Easter together, is possible!
Greek Orthodox Easter
is celebrated by most Greeks, all over the world. But many people are also experiencing two different Easters in one family, depending on their cultural backgrounds.
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The advents calendar for Greek Easter, is made by Kiria Sarakosti!  A calendar counting down 7 weeks until Easter. It is not easy to translate the Greek “Kiria Sarakosti”, but we propose to call her “Lady-Lent” in English! It is an old tradition in Greece and a way to count the weeks from Clean Monday (the end of carnival) until Easter.
Click on the photo above to also see her 7 legs!


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Easter is the most important celebration in Greece with a lot of special traditions. You can read more about “How do Greeks celebrate Easter” on our blog. However, from region to region, Greek traditions can be a bit different.

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