Xristos Anesti (Happy Easter) from the NAHYSOSA team and all our affiliates around South Africa. We wish you all a blessed day and a wonderful time with your family and friends!
A quote we thought was relevant today from our all time favourite movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding: ‘What do you mean he don’t no meat? It’s okay, we make lamb’ – Aunt Voula.
Infographic designed by Eugenia Papathanassiu
Ever wondered why at all Greek Easter tables, there are red eggs placed beautifully in mom’s favourite dish?
If you don’t know why or what the symbolism is, check our image below!
According to greek Orthodox tradition, eggs are to be dyed on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the Last Supper, the final meal which Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion.
Fun fact of the day: There is a game played with the red eggs on Easter Sunday. The game is called ‘tsougrisma’ and involves two players and two eggs. Each player holds a red egg, and one taps the end his/her egg lightly against the end of the other player’s egg. The goal is to crack the opponents egg.
The player who successfully cracks the eggs of the other players is declared the winner and is believed to have good luck for the rest of the year!
We wish you a blessed Holy Thursday!
Infographic compiled and designed by Sotiris Stergiou
We all love Holy Week Traditions! A week where families get together, be it at church or in the kitchen to prepare for the Easter Sunday lunch.
Check out the recipe below for those of you who will be spending the next few days baking delicious koulourakia! They definitely one of our favourite treats.
If you give our recipe a try, let us know in the comments below what you think and how they turned out!
Recipe is courtesy of Stamie Koutouzis. Sourced from http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/irenes-sweet-koulourakia-recipe2
Inforgraphic compiled and designed by Eugenia Papathanassiu
Holy week is approaching and although we all participate and engage in the traditions that come with it – do we know what each day symbolises and why we do the traditions that we do, on these days?
We put together a ‘cheat sheet’ of the 7 days of Orthodox Holy Week with a description of the symbolism of each day. Click on the link below and have a read!
Let us know what you think in the comments below! 🙂
Have a blessed Holy Week!
Infographic compiled and designed by Eugenia Papathanassiu