Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter in Greece


Greek customs


The main dish at the Easter Table is the lamb or goat. Served in honor of the Lamb of God who was sacrificed and rose again on Easter, the whole spiced lamb roasted over a charcoal fire is the most traditional of Greek Easter foods. (Photo: Cheryl Chatzis and her son Foti in Thessaloniki Greece, Easter 2010). View her website: Rice, beans & pastichio
Δεν νοείται ελληνικό Πάσχα χωρίς τον πατροπαράδοτο οβελία. Aρνάκι ή κατσικάκι, αλλά και το κοκορέτσι! (Στη φωτογραφία η Τσέρολ Χατζή με το γιό της Φώτη, στη Θεσσαλονίκη, Πάσχα 2010). Δείτε το ιστολόγιό της: Rice, beans & pastichio

20 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Its always interesting to see other countries' customs, but I do feel sorry for the little lamb, although he looks delicious.
Keep well.
Desire

Regina said...

Wonderful customs. Thank you for sharing Phivos.

Regards.

Sayak's Travel Guide said...

I love this blog. Greek Culture is one of the oldest cultures.

Rajesh said...

Sounds wonderful. Happy easter.

Leesa said...

WOW!! That's SOME lamb...
Happy Easter and thanks for sharing the tradition!

Protege said...

I have never seen lamb being roasted before. Hope you had a lovely Easter,
xo
Zuzana

Abraham said...

I have never tasted lamb meat but have eaten goat during the war.

Enjoy this day. It was your future yesterday.

eden said...

Nice to know other places tradition. Thanks for sharing. Great shot.

DUTA said...

Grilled lamb meat is delicious. I especially like marinated lamb meat on skewers.

Greece is now in the news, and I hope this lovely country gets her financial matters settled so that she can dedicate herself entirely to her splendid culture and magnificient touristic sites.

Carol............. said...

I love lamb and have eaten goat as well.

Greece looks like a wonderful place. I am German and was born in Germany but immigrated to America when I was young.

Still have a great interest in Europe, its history, people and customs.

Loli Martinez said...

Congratulations on sensitive habit is fantastic.
A dear friend kiss.

Ανεστης Θ. Κετσετζιδης said...

Συνήθως στο στόμα του ψητού βάζουν ένα κόκκινο αυγό.
Και του χρόνου!

Geisa Machado said...

Oi Phivos!
Obrigada pelas suas visitas e seu comentários.
Já estive aqui e acho ótimo o seu blog. Adoro conhecer lugares novos, mesmo que por imagens. O único problema é que eu não leio inglês nem grego. Ficaria muito melhor se eu lesse. Vc tem aqui um tradutor?
Um abraço

Ann said...

i do so enjoy your blog..i love to see the different places .
thank you for sharing this custom of your beautiful county...I would love to visit Greece someday.

Cheryl said...

Phivos,

Thank you so much for sharing our photo with your readers. You're always so kind & generous...thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend...

Hugs & kisses from the Chatzis Family!! :):)

Kata said...

I like this!!!Hope you and your family much good things!:)

ROSARIO GONZÁLEZ VERA said...

Bellas fotos, señor. Gracias por tu visita.

MentesSueltas said...

Hola... paso a conocer tu espacio... bellisimo.

Te abrazo
MentesSueltas, Buenos Aires

María said...

Hola, Phivos:

Muchas gracias por dejar tu huella en mi blog, y por invitarme a conocer el tuyo, el cual me has hecho viajar desde la mirada hacia estos lugares tan bellos.

Me gustó mucho ver las imágenes de tu blog.

Muchas gracias.

Saludos cordiales.

Ana said...

Grecia Uf... qué maravilla. Un viaje pendiente. Cuando disponga de mucho dinero iré pro allí. Un viaje pendiente.

Gracias por tu visita. Celebro que te guste mi blog.
Un abrazo desde Patagonia.