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Celebrating Easter in the Greek Style

As Easter approaches, many of you will be rushing out and queing up to but all your friends and familys chocolate easter eggs. However, in Greece, chocolate easter egss are not so popular. Greece is an Orthodox country and celebrate Easter differently to other countries. Instead of buying dozens of chocolate easter eggs, the Greeks boil eggs and paint them red by using special food colourings and paints. The hard boiled eggs are painted red to symbolise the death of Christ.

According to Orthodox belief, Jesus is seen as the Lamb of God, which is why the traditional meat served at Easter time is none other than Lamb. Lamb is served at easter time in Greece and is roasted for hourse on a spit, whilst the family gather round to celeberate easter together.