Tag: Easter

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Greek Easter, Tradition, food and drinking: Business as usual

For every Greek and Greek community worldwide Easter is coming, and they’re preparing for it like every other year: a lot of food, a lot of wine and beer, talking and laughing and dancing along with family and friends. Every family has someone who usually hosts the Easter events, usually someone with a big back yard. Some even dig a big hole in the ground and fill it up with…

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Hunger Games: A Greek’s Edition

This year I’m finally going to do it, I told myself. This year I’ll go through all 40 days of Lent without a gram of meat, just like my Greek Orthodox tradition suggests. But it’s not so easy, believe me. I mean, it’s all going well, I’m already past the second week but then I find myself thinking about a big, fat souvlaki a lot more often, thinking about the…