Greek Easter Pictures

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Greek Easter Photos

Pictures from the Bier (Epitaph) Procession in Heraklion and Christ's Resurrection in Agios Nikolaos. Read more about Greek Easter.

  • Epitaph Procession
    Young men and women in Cretan traditional costumes take part in the Epitaph Procession on Good Friday night
  • Epitaph Procession in Heraklion
    Carrying the Holy Cross decorated with flowers
  • Greek Easter, the Bier Procession on Good Friday
    Greek army is always present in the Bier Procession on Good Friday
  • The Bier or Epitaph
    Priests carry the Bier (Epitaph or Epitaphios in Greek)
  • The lake of Agios Nikolaos
    People have started gathering by the lake of Agios Nikolaos. Cafes and restaurants by the lake are all full the night of Holy Saturday.
  • Panoramic view of the lake of Agios Nikolaos on Holy Saturday night
    A panoramic view of the lake of Agios Nikolaos from high above. In the middle of the lake you can see the floating platform with Judas hanging from a rope. Judas will be burned later, when the priest will announce the Resurrection of Jesus.
  • Judas
    A close view of the human-sized doll of Judas on the floating platform in the middle of the lake.
  • The Resurrection mass by the lake of Agios Nikolaos
    The priests and the people of Agios Nikolaos have left the church and they have arrived to the lake for the Resurrection Mass.
  • The Holy Light
    People are standing around the lake with candles in their hands. The Holy Light is distributed by the priest to all people in and out of the church.
  • Fireworks in the night sky of Agios Nikoaos
    It is midnight and the priest has announced the Resurrection of Jesus. An impressive fireworks show begins.
  • Judas on fire
    At the same moment the doll of Judas is set on fire.
  • Judas in flames
    Judas is burning in the middle of the lake.
  • People celebrating the Resurrection of Christ by the lake of Agios Nikolaos
    The people of Agios Nikoaos are watching the fireworks show for the Resurrection of Christ. It is a custom for the members of each family to kiss each other and wish "Hronia Polla" at the moment of the Resurrection.
  • Greek Easter, Holy Saturday, fireworks
  • Fireworks show for the Resurrection of Christ
    Fireworks above the bridge in Agios Nikolaos
  • fireworks, greek easter
    The fireworks show will continue for several minutes after the Resurrection. When it will be over people will return home for the traditional midnight dinner with the Magiritsa soup. They will also crack red eggs and they will wish each other "Happy Easter" (Hronia Polla).
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