My Greek Easter during the pandemic | Greek Easter customs 2021 | Do You Speak Greek

Χριστός Ανέστη! Χρόνια πολλά!!
Happy Orthodox Easter to everyone!

Today, come with me to spend Easter together in Greece during the pandemic.
This year we enjoy the Easter. Wecould go to the church, with masks of course, we could see our families and friends and we really had a nice time. The restaurants were closed but we cooked at home altogether.

This video is a different video because I’m going to show you my Holy week until Easter Sunday.
However I tried to speak as slow as I couls and to use common words and phrases in order to be easier for you.

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I started the video on Holy Wednesday and we went to buy ‘’tsoureki’’ which is a kind of traditional greek bread and ‘’lambada’’ which is the name of the Easter greek candle.

On Holy Thursday we painted the eggs together. Painting the eggs red is a very common orthodox custom, to do it on Holy Thursday . The red colour represents Jesus’ blood.

Holy Friday is the most sorrowful day of Orthodox Church , the death of Jesus. In Greece the bells ring mourning the whole day .

People grovel in front of the ‘’Epitaph’’ and the evening the procession of the Epitaph takes place.

Unfortunately I couldn’t show you this in the video. As I heard later, the procession took place about 9pm only in the yard of the church.

The Resurrection event normally takes place at midnight on Holy Saturday, but this year it was at 9pm. I ‘m so happy that I managed to catch the fireworks too!! To go there you need a ”lambada” which is the Easter candle. The tradition says that every baptised Christion needs to have one that night, in order to light it up with the Holy light.

After the Resurrection we ate the traditional dish of the day which is called ‘’magiritsa’’ and we clinked the eggs , something we do because it symbolizes the ‘’life’’. Because I don’t like the traditional recipe , we made some kind of ‘’magiritsa’ . Mine was made with chicken!!

On Sunday we ate with our family the traditional lamb , but not on the spit as Greeks do, because we don’t have something like this in our house. We made it in the oven and it was delicious. And of course we drunk ”retsina”

I hope you liked this video. It was a different video for my channel but it was important to me to show you the Greek Easter traditions!

I wish you all the best!! I wish you to have a beautiful summer and next year to be in a greek island for Easter !!

Χρόνια πολλά!

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Χρόνια πολλά to everyone!! I hope you like my today's video altough it's a little different! Do you celebrate Easter? What customs do you have? If not? What is the most important religion's celebration for you? Please, write in the comments below! I would love to learn traditins of religions!! If you like my videos, give a thumbs up and SUBSCRIBE to my channel! For you it’s free , but very helpful to me!!❤️ https://bit.ly/2KiPD6J

  2. Τα βίντεό σου είναι τα καλύτερα, Αλέξα μου!! Πραγματικά δημιουργείς αυτά τα βίντεο με πολλή αγάπη, και τα απολαμβάνουμε πάρα πολύ! Δεν είχα ιδέα ότι το Πάσχα ήταν τόσο μεγάλη γιορτή στην Ελλάδα, αλλά σε αυτό το βίντεο ένιωσα σαν να ήμουν εκεί μαζί σου. Είστε ένας πολύ ξεχωριστός άνθρωπος – χιλια ευχαριστώ!!! 💕💕💕

  3. Ααααααα♥️♥️♥️♥️ 🥰🥰🥰
    Αγαπάω το κανάλι σου Αλεξα μου!!!
    Αυτό είναι το μόνος κανάλι ότι μπορούμε να βλέπουμε η Ελλάδα!!
    Ευχαριστώ για μας περνάς μαζί σου και να μας εξηγήσεις όλα ♥️♥️🥰
    Δεν έχω αρκετά λόγια για σ'ευχαριστώ!! Ξέρω ότι δίνεις η ψυχή σου στα κάθε βίντεο!! Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για το τέλειο κανάλι σου ♥️

  4. Έχω δει κάποια από τα βίντεό σου, αλλά πρέπει να πω ότι αυτό είναι το αγαπημένο μου!! 😁 Η γιαγιά μου ήταν από τη Θεσσαλονίκη και γ'αυτό είναι πολύ ιδιαίτερο να βλέπω τον κόσμο, την τοποθεσία και τα Πασχαλινά έθιμα αυτής της πόλης 😊👍

  5. Γειά σου Αλεξάνδρα! Καλησπέρα. This might very well be my favorite of your videos. Θεσσαλονίκη looks beautiful! I'd love to visit it someday. Ευχαριστώ πολύ και χρόνια πολλά!

  6. I experienced my first Greek Easter this year. My boyfriend took me to a Greek church here in London for the resurrection, which was beautiful. I also surprised him with Tsoureki that I found in a Greek bakery/deli across town. On Sunday morning we watched Greek news, showing footage of celebrations all over your country.

  7. Ευχαριστώ πολύ για να μας καλέσετε να μοιραστούμε μαζί σας το ελληνικό Πάσχα ένα υπέροχο βίντεο

  8. What a lovely video, thank you so much for taking us with you and letting us into the whole experience, i enjoyed it so much ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ για το βίντεο, έχει πολύ ενδιαφέρον να δω τη ζωή στην γειτονιά σας.

  10. What a fantastic video Alexandra! Thank you so much for sharing a little bit of your Easter celebration! It was lovely to see the neighbourhood and the Greek Easter traditions (and learn some new words!) X

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