Easter

Palm Sunday: Vaya

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                    • On Palm Sunday, children used to weave a wreath adorned with daisies.
                    • Then they would march in the streets, holding the wreath and "arginares" (Wooden Planes) trying to make with them the greatest fuss possible in order to exorcise evil.

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Holy Tuesday: Cheese Pies

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                    • On Holy Tuesday, housewives prepare the Easter sweet of Tinos- cheese pies.
                    • The pies are made from a local kind of unsalted cheese, eggs, sugar and orange or vanilla.

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Good Friday: Epitaph

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                    • On the morning of Good Friday, single women of every parish adorn the epitaph in the church. After the removal of Christ from the Cross, at noon, parishioners go through all the churches of Chora and villages, to worship Christ and pass under the epitaph.

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Holy Saturday: Resurrection

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                    • The morning of Holy Saturday marks the first Resurrection. When 'Christos Anesti’, -the most important and joyful message of Christianity about the defeat of Death- is announced by the priest, lemon leaves are strewn across the church and everyone is trying to catch one in the air and keep it for good luck and blessing.

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Easter Monday: The custom of Love

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                    • The custom of Love revives in Ktikados and aims to reconcile and settle together all residents of the village.

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First Sunday after Easter: Rotharia

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                    • Rotharia (or Lakotes) is the feast of Our Lady of Lakkotianis, at Ysternia.
                    • After the end of the church service, the pilgrims eat together in a common, rich table.

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