As any of you who come to Blog Harbor on a regular basis know, I’m Greek. Greek, as in Greek Orthodox. And while I always celebrate Easter on it’s traditional day, Orthodox Easter follows the Julian Calendar which means, more often than not, Greek Easter is after Passover. So, two Easter dinners. Greek People: It’s about the food.
But this Eye on Monday is not a lesson on Orthodox Easter. It’s what amounts to a highlight reel of why my people are nuts. Loons.
We talk loudly, we walk loudly, we eat loudly . . . and we shoot rockets at each other.
In the town of Vrodandos on the tiny Greek island of Chios, two Greek Orthodox churches have a very unique way of celebrating Orthodox Easter . . . while services are going on. When I first saw the video, I thought it was dinner at my house when I was a kid. Krystos Anesti!
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