"The great celebrations of Easter"
by cm

Greek Easter Eggs
Creative Commons AttributionGreek Easter Eggs - Credit: Phi Beta Kappa, Flickr
Easter is the most important religious festival in Greece.   The lamb, as symbol of Christ, is central to tradition, and charcoal-roasted lamb is the main dish on Easter Sunday.  

Greeks paint Easter eggs red to symbolise the blood of Christ.  The eggs are then used in a game, where players compete to crack each other's eggs.  The breaking of an egg symbolises the breaking open of Christ's tomb.

On Good Friday, flags in Greece are lowered to half mast, and a symbolic coffin is borne through the streets.

Greek Easter Traditions and Recipes