Πάσχα στην Ελλάδα – Πασχαλινά Έθιμα και προέλευσή τους

Tο Πάσχα

Το Πάσχα είναι η μεγαλύτερη γιορτή του χριστιανισμού.
Προέρχεται από το εβραϊκό Πάσχα, που και αυτό έχει τις ρίζες του στην αρχαία Αίγυπτο. Με το “Πισάχ” -η λέξη σημαίνει διάβαση- οι Αιγύπτιοι γιόρταζαν τη διάβαση του ήλιου από τον ισημερινό, την εαρινή δηλαδή ισημερία και μαζί της τον ερχομό της άνοιξης. Continue reading “Πάσχα στην Ελλάδα – Πασχαλινά Έθιμα και προέλευσή τους”

Easter Traditions in UK

Facts about Easter and Easter Traditions

Easter is the time for holidays, festivals and a time for giving chocolate Easter eggs. But Easter means much more….

It is the oldest and the most important Christian Festival, the celebration of the death and coming to life again of Jesus Christ. For Christians, the dawn of Easter Sunday with its message of new life is the high point of the Christian year.

Where does the name ‘Easter’ come from?  Pagan traditions give us the English word “Easter” which comes from the word “Eostre”. The Anglo-Saxon word for April was “Eostre-monath” (the month of openings). Continue reading “Easter Traditions in UK”

Pasqua in Italia: Tra crisi e tradizione, Pasqua all’insegna del Belpaese per 1 italiano su 3

Natale con i tuoi, e Pasqua pure. Come gia’ accaduto durante le vacanze natalizie, infatti, sembra che anche per le festivita’ pasquali gli italiani sceglieranno di restare in Italia. Se nove su dieci hanno trascorso la vigilia e il pranzo di Natale a casa (secondo i dati), ora e’ circa un italiano su tre a scegliere di restare nella Penisola per Pasqua. Continue reading “Pasqua in Italia: Tra crisi e tradizione, Pasqua all’insegna del Belpaese per 1 italiano su 3”

Happy Easter – Καλό Πάσχα – Buona Pasqua – Joyeuses Pâques – Frohe Ostern

Tomorrow, Maundy Thursday, 1 April, ELC Easter Cool School is over! ELC closes for Easter.
Time for Church, time to buy presents for godchildren and prepare for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
We wish everyone and each one of you a really

Happy Easter!

Continue reading “Happy Easter – Καλό Πάσχα – Buona Pasqua – Joyeuses Pâques – Frohe Ostern”

Easter Traditions Around The World

easter_craft_main Happy Easter to all of you!

glob-carnEvery nation and every culture have their own customs and traditions regarding festivity celebration. There is something unique about every place that sets it apart from others. This holds true for Easter customs & traditions too. The diversity of the world is reflected in their festive holiday celebrations. It is interesting to collect information about Easter traditions around the world. Read further to know about Easter celebration world over… Continue reading “Easter Traditions Around The World”

Greek Easter Traditions – by Panos Z. (A Senior)

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Today is Holy Thursday and in Greece, we are dying the eggs red!

On Good Friday, we go to church and later in the evening we follow the Epitaph round the streets of the neighbourhood.

On Holy Saturday we do the last preparations. We buy the candles, the last presents for our family and we bring home the lamb on the spit from the butcher!

At night we go to church to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. When the priest sings “Jesus has Risen” we all light our candles and kiss. then we go back home where grandma or mum have cooked mageiritsa and we eat all together.

On Easter Sunday dad prepares the lamb in our garden, early in the morning. When the weather is good we have great fun around the barbecue, under the trees in the garden. It’s a great day. Everyone laughs, and plays and we clink eggs, sing, and kiss.

Happy Easter Everyone!

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