“Tsougrisma,” a Greek Easter custom

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There is no Easter bunny hiding eggs for the Greek children to find. The eggs are in plain sight, on the table, for everyone to take. Yet, no one may eat them before “cracking” them with someone, exchanging wishes and … Continue reading


The holiday of the Assumption in Greece

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Anyone who’s in Greece on August 15th can’t possibly miss the countless festivals celebrating the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Assumption or Dormition? The Orthodox do not call it Assumption. To them it is Virgin Mary’s Dormition, a word which means falling asleep, and … Continue reading