Hey people! I 've just returned from the first part of my Easter vacations. Orthodox Christian Easter was this past Sunday, the 24th of April. When is the Catholic one? I 'd like to chat a bit about Easter customs from around the world. Greek Easter customs (just like any other holiday and celebration) are closely related to religion. Prion to Easter there is a long period of fasting (is that the right word for not eating meat and animal products?). Chuch sets it at 40 days prior to Easter, but the most importand days is the week before Easter, especiall Friday and Saturday. Less and less people follow it nowadays, though. On the midnight of Saturday people go to church with big candles to receive the holy light from the priest. The light symbolizes the enlightment of the people following Jesus's resurrection. After that, they go to their homes for dinner. The menu varies form location to location, but it usually includes stuffed lamb intestines and liver. It's more delicious than it sounds. Sunday is dedicated to eating meat (obviously, after 40 days of fasting) and tradition dictates that a lamb is cooked. The most popular method of cooking it (in rural areas, that is) is to stick it on a skewer and cook it over fresh coal. That usually includes lighting the fire very early in the morning to let it burn down to coal and then rotate the lamb for 4 to 6 hours over it. The result is well worth the wait. The Easter table also includes red eggs. Each of the diners chooses one and a competition is held. In pairs, they knock their egg's ends until only one egg is left with at least one end intact. No real prize is given, but the winning the competition is thought to be a good omen. Easter in Greece is all about reuniting with your family and for those who aren't strong believers (like me) eating the Sunday's lamb. For those with more faith, it is sufficient to say that Easter is the most important celebration of the Christian world. I am waiting forward to hearing your land's customs.