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Tag: Greek Easter

Simple Homemade Spanakorizo recipe 3

Simple Homemade Spanakorizo recipe

Spanakorizo is a popular and traditional Greek spinach and rice dish that is both healthy and delicious! There are many versions of Spanakorizo and different regions of Greece either make it tomato based…

Athens’ New Vegan Secret  5

Athens’ New Vegan Secret 

Vegan restaurants are mushrooming around Athens as meat-free living is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst locals and visitors alike. I’m not a vegan but I really enjoy most vegan food –…

Greece's Top 5 Destinations to Experience Greek Easter 14

Greece’s Top 5 Destinations to Experience Greek Easter

There is something extra special about Greece over the Easter period, with so many religious festivities taking place and centuries-old traditions and customs coming to life during Greek Orthodox Easter. Holy Week is…

Lambades made with love and for a good cause 24

Lambades made with love and for a good cause

Irene Erika is a Greek American designer from New York, who was inspired by her yiayia to design a line of Lambada’s (Easter Candles) and establish the charity #LambadaForACause, where she donates…

Sydney's Alpha Restaurant hosts Greek Pascha Feast 30

Sydney’s Alpha Restaurant hosts Greek Pascha Feast

The Hellenic Club Sydney will again this year host a traditional midnight feast to celebrate “Pascha”, Greek Orthodox Easter, at its acclaimed restaurant, Alpha. The Pascha supper will incorporate traditional Greek dishes…

Sarakosti, signifying 40 days of Great Lent 36

Sarakosti, signifying 40 days of Great Lent

Ask Greeks when is their favourite time of year and the answer for many will be a resolute “Easter.”  Whether it is experienced in the fragrant Springtime of Greece with all its…

Homemade Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera 38

Homemade Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera

Today is Kathara Deftera ‘Clean Monday’ and it is the first day of Greek Orthodox Easter Lent, which lasts forty days. Kathara Deftera means no red or white meat, fish, dairy products,…

Kathara Deftera, National Holiday across Greece 40

Kathara Deftera, National Holiday across Greece

Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) is the first day of Great Lent in the Greek Orthodox Church. Today also brings preceding Carnival celebrations to an end, inviting everyone to leave behind the ‘sinful’…

Apokries Festivities come to a climax today 42

Apokries Festivities come to a climax today

Events for this year’s Carnivale across Greece are coming to a climax today when the carnival season ends with plenty of dance, music and fireworks displays. Apokries is a time to celebrate…

Patriach calls for release of soldiers in Easter Message 45

Patriach calls for release of soldiers in Easter Message

The Ecumenical Partriach Bartholomew used his Easter Sunday message to draw attention on the plight the two Greek soldiers held without charges in a Turkish prison. During his Easter message that Patriarch…

Magiritsa recipe: traditional Greek Easter soup 46

Magiritsa recipe: traditional Greek Easter soup

This traditional Magiritsa recipe is a dish prepared and served in almost every household in Greece on Holy Saturday, after midnight mass. There are many variations of this traditional Greek soup, for…

Nistisimo Tsoureki with chocolate swirls 49

Nistisimo Tsoureki with chocolate swirls

  Tsoureki is a very traditional sweet bread, made mostly during the Greek Easter period. Here is a Lent friendly version, using dairy free chocolate- perfect for Sarakosti and all year round, as…

Homemade Tsoureki Recipe 50

Homemade Tsoureki Recipe

Tsoureki is a sweet Greek Easter bread, which has a three-strand braid to represent the Holy Trinity. It is traditionally made today, Holy Thursday (along with the dyeing of the Easter eggs) and eaten…

Red Greek Easter Eggs- Kokkina Paschalina Avga 52

Red Greek Easter Eggs- Kokkina Paschalina Avga

Red eggs are perhaps the brightest symbol of Greek Easter, representing the blood of Christ and rebirth. Red eggs are traditionally dyed on Holy Thursday.  Here is a simple method that will…

Nistisimo Tsoureki with dark chocolate swirls 56

Nistisimo Tsoureki with dark chocolate swirls

Tsoureki is a very traditional sweet bread, made mostly during the Greek Easter period. Here is a vegan version, using lactose free dark chocolate- perfect for Lent and all year round, as it really…

Greek Pascha feast at Alpha 58

Greek Pascha feast at Alpha

The Hellenic Club Sydney will again this year host a traditional midnight feast to celebrate “Pascha”, Greek Orthodox Easter, at its acclaimed restaurant, Alpha. The Pascha supper will incorporate traditional Greek dishes…