april, 2019

21aprallday29alldayEaster Paska(All Day) Event:Traditional

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Event Details

Amorgos is a magic place during Easter, some customs are still celebrated from the Byzantine period. On the Good Friday the scent of sage and oregano will be all over the island, spread spread on the streets which is light up by candles when the “Epitaphios” passes. On Easter Saturday at midnight the liturgy ends with blessing and lightning of the “lambadas” (Easter candles) then everyone go outside to enjoy the fantastic fireworks. The fast breaks in the night with the traditional soap “Mageritsa”. The Easter Sunday brings a special sense of Amorgos when everyone has the goat turning over the fire. In the afternoon people are gathering in the village for the burning of Judas and the children are participating in traditional games.

Time

april 21 (Sunday) - 29 (Monday)

Location

Amorgos

Amorgos 84008 Greece