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Greece: Stormy Winds Warning, Weather Forecast over Easter

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Thursday afternoon warning of stormy southern winds of 7 to 8 Beaufort. Weather forecast over the Easter days, April 22-26, 2022. According to EMY, the weather is forecast to change in the next few hours, as stormy winds are expected …

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Price hikes threaten Greeks’ beloved Easter lamb roasted on the spit

Greeks are puzzled about what to bring on the Easter table and turn the euro coin twice before they proceed with purchases. Tradition requires lamb or little goat preferably whole and nicely grilled over an open fire on a spit. A delicacy is also mouth-watering kokoretsi, dyed eggs, a plethora …

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Supermarkets, retail opening hours on Good Friday, Holy Saturday

Supermarkets and retail stores in Greece will operate with specific opening hours on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, April 30 and May 1, the Development Ministry said on Thursday. Note that supermarkets and retail stores are closed on Easter Sunday and Monday, May 2-3, 2021. Good Friday April 30 Super …

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Experts to announce this week decisions on travel during Easter holidays

Greece’s health experts will announce this week the measures over the Easter holidays and during church services, government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said on Monday. She stressed the the Epidemiologists’ Committee evaluates all the data, including the latest ones, and advises the government accordingly. “We are in a very fragile balance …

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Discussion on opening lower school grades to be held after Easter, says Education Minister

Greece’s Education Minister said on Wednesday that discussion about in-person classes in primary schools and the lower grades of secondary school will be on the table after Easter. Speaking to public broadcaster ERT TV, minister Niki Kerameos said that the epidemiologists’ committee advising the government has not made any proposal …

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Priests detained in Greece, churchgoers fined for violating lockdown

Priest have been taken to police stations and churchgoers have been fined for violating the movement restrictions, while others, politically motivated, have been detained and ultimately arrested for creating havoc outside churches. Easter 2020 is difficult in Greece. Priests and churchgoers are on the verge of a nervous breakdown as …

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Greek Easter wishes before and after Resurrection: Καλή Ανάσταση! Χριστός Ανέστη!

When in Greece… exchange Easter wishes like a Greek! Easter wishes are a bit complicated and depend on whether they are exchanged before of after Jesus Resurrection. In the average Greeks wish Καλό Πάσχα! Kalo Pascha! Happy Easter! from Palm Sunday until Good Wednesday or Good Thursday. From Good Thursday …

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Cameraman killed by flare while filming traditional event in Kalamata (video)

A 53-year-old cameraman was killed by a flare on Easter Sunday while he was filming the custom of flares war in Kalamata, south Peloponnese. Kostas Theodorakakis was filming the event when a flare hit him on the head. He was immediately transferred to the local hospital when he passed away …

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Greek Easter 2018: The spectacular rocket war on Chios (video)

Every Easter in the Greek island of Chios, two churches in the village of Vrontados go into a full rouketopolemos, rocket war. It is the local alternative to the Greek custom to celebrate Jesus Resurrection with fireworks. Thousands of home-made rockets are being fired against the target which is the …

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