Celebrating Greek Easter on Corfu island is a bit different and more extravagant than in other locations in Greece. 

Easter is one of the most important holidays in the Greek Orthodox calendar, and it is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm all over Greece. The island of Corfu, located in the Ionian Sea, is known for its unique and extravagant Easter celebrations, which attract visitors from all over the world.


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Experiencing Orthodox and Catholic Easter the same year, 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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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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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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