The Easter pot-smashing tradition in Corfu symbolises the creation of an ‘earthquake’ like what occurred following the first Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Despite restrictions, thousands gathered to watch the festivities this year.
Tag: HOLY SATURDAY
The game of cracking red eggs, or “tsougrisma” as the Greeks call it, symbolises the breaking open of the tomb and Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The custom takes place after the resurrection on Easter Saturday at midnight or the following day during Paschal feasts.
Record crowds have gathered to celebrate Easter Church services around the nation, as the country experiences a period of relative normality whilst the pandemic still rampages in many other countries across the globe.
On Great and Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and His descent into Hades. It is the day between the Crucifixion of our Lord and His glorious Resurrection.