«

»

Mar
22
2016

Orthodox Easter celebrations in Greece

Orthodox celebration in Greece

 Those travelling to the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes in April on their solo holidays will be in for a treat this year.

Travellers who are visiting Caesars Garden Hotel and Spa on the tranquil island of Rhodes, arriving 27 April for a week, can take part and enjoy a week-long celebration of Orthodox Easter’s unique festivities.

Orthodox Easter in Greece is the most important holiday in the Greek Church, and this year, is celebrated on 1 May. Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar which differs from the more commonly followed Gregorian calendar in many western countries.

The holiday is celebrated with a series of traditions commemorating the resurrection of Jesus, including delicious feasts such as the main dish, lamb. It’s a time for families and the community to come together, where people paint eggs a deep red to signify the blood of Christ and new life.