Greek Easter Kos

Greek Easter – This is a good time to visit Kos and Greece

Greek Easter

Χριστός Ανέστη! (Christ is risen!)

Greek Easter in Kos, also known as Pascha, is the most significant religious and cultural celebration in Greece. It is celebrated on a different date than Easter in the Western world because it follows the Julian calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar. In 2024, Greek Easter is celebrated on May 5th.

For the Greek Orthodox Church, the week before Easter Sunday, known as Holy Week, is a period of fasting, prayer, and introspection. Greeks color eggs red on Holy Thursday in remembrance of Christ’s blood, and on Holy Friday, they attend church services and processions. On Holy Saturday, the fast is broken with a traditional soup called magiritsa, and at midnight, the Resurrection is celebrated with fireworks, church bells, and the greeting “Christos Anesti” (Christ is risen). On Easter Sunday, families gather for a feast of lamb or goat, potatoes, and other traditional dishes.

This is a good time to visit Kos and Greece if you want to experience Greek Easter.

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