Greek Easter

Greek Easter
Greek Easter
Greek Easter
Greek Easter
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Greek Easter
Greek Easter
Greek Easter
Greek Easter
Greek Easter
Greek Easter
Greek Easter


Before I met my husband Easter was just an ordinary, fairly inconsequential, public holiday. A time to stock up on chocolate for the coming months, only to consume your entire stash in one sitting, leaving you feeling sick, ashamed and wallowing in your own self-pity for the remainder of the day. Then of course you have to repeat the whole thing again annually. Or, in my case, several times a month.

The first time I was invited to a Greek family Easter gathering by my then fiancĂ©, I was slightly dumbfounded. “But it’s just Easter. And your parents aren’t even religious”. Plus, I preferred my solitude during the I-just-ate-twice-my-weight-in-chocolate aftermath. Trust me, no one wants to witness that. I must admit, It took me a while to understand to the whole Greek Easter thing. It’s a bit like Christmas, not so much a celebration of the birth of Christ as a time to catch up with distant family members, most of whom you are fairly apathetic about anyway. I joke, I love my uncle’s, nephew’s, cousin thrice removed. Easter is the biggest Greek event of the year and they go all-out. Ouzo, haloumi, olives, feta, revithokeftedes (a real word, I kid you not) and enough meat to kill a small army. And compound chocolate, lots of delicious (ahem) compound chocolate. By the end of the day you’ve lost count of how many cheeks your kissed or how many opa’s you’ve sung. Your belly is fat, your children are sleepy and your heart is full. All-in-all I can safely say it’s a better alternative to a lonely, chocolate-induced coma.

6 comments:

  1. Again, gorgeous images. And a Greek Easter celebration sounds quite fun!

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  2. Beautiful photos for such a fun and exciting day!

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  3. I've been reading your blog for a year know, and love your photos. That's why I recognized them immediately when I saw them in the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens. It's small, but they're promoting a company called Artifact Uprising which sells printed items such as calendars and photo books. The sample calendar pics shown in BHG are unmistakably yours (page 16 of the May issue).

    If you're getting paid for this work, congrats! If not, I'd take issue with the printing company for stealing your images. I really hope it's the former!

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  4. Greek easter is one of my favourite times of year. My partner is greek and I was adopted into his family very quickly. Turns out you can never have enough lamb right?

    So glad you had a wonderful Easter. I am still recovering from food overload.

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  5. Beautiful portraits, what a photogenic child you have there!

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