Friday, April 25, 2008

Easter Celebrations

Today is Good Friday in Greece. Nearby church rang bells for two hours, from noon to 2 pm and all stores and shops were closed till 1:00 pm . Tonight we are going to a church where we have been told that a procession will arrive at 9 pm, carrying a coffin. The coffin represents Christ after he has been crucified. Tomorrow night, more excitement. Sunday we have been invited to a traditional Greek Easter dinner by one of Ted's co-workers and her family. It will take place at their weekend home, which is a 30 minute drive outside of Athens. Easter is the biggest holiday the Greeks celebrate.

1 comment:

Josh & Teddie said...

thats interesting having a coffin be brought in for Easter... Sounds like they celevrate it a little more than we do in the states with all the bell ringing. Hope you have fun!