Easter is the greatest holiday in the Orthodox Church. It is fixed according to
the moon – that is to say, it is always celebrated on the first Sunday following
the full moon of the spring equinox.
To celebrate Easter everything should look clean and new, so houses are
cleaned, painted or white-washed, and new clothes are a “must”, especially
new shoes. Holy Week is dedicated to church-going and to baking, etc. At
seaside places, preparations for Palm Sunday can be seen from the previous
In the coffee shops, fishermen sit and plait intricate “vaynes” – palm-leaf... [
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