On Maundy Thursday, they manage to do everything according to tradition, obviously only grandmothers – this day, although shortened, is not yet a day off – it’s simply not customary to cook festive food on Good Friday and you don’t want to – so everything falls on Holy Saturday.
Here we look part 1, part 2
You need to color 40 eggs and cook πασχαλινό κουλούριwhich is called τσουρέκι
Recipes Tsureki you can see here in Greek
a here in english and a recipe and some about Tsureki itself and about other traditional holiday breads
It is also prepared Μαγειριτσα – soup from the entrails of the lamb that will be grilled tomorrow. It helps to prepare the stomach after a 7-week fast to receive a huge amount of meat from this very traditional lamb.
Not eating Μαγειριτσα and breaking the fast without it can have a very bad effect on health!
You will need
- 1 liver and some lamb entrails (preferably freshly slaughtered)
- 2/3 large cup olive oil
- Half a kilo of green onions
- 3 heads of lettuce
- 2 eggs
- 2-3 lemons
- 1 small cup of rice
- flour spoon
- A glass of retsina wine
You clean and rinse the insides very well (with vinegar). Pour boiling water over it and cut it into small pieces together with the liver.
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and toss in the green onions and dill. Leave them to fry and throw in the entrails and liver. Leave it to fry together – then throw a spoonful of flour and pour wine. Pour out 6 cups of water, close the pan. Cook until cooked – 15 minutes before the end, add rice. Before eating αυγοκόβετε – make a sauce of raw eggs, lemon, and soup stock. It must be put before the meal itself – and without it, this food has no taste!
Easter in Greek is also called Λαμπρη – bright, sparkling radiant. The service called Αναστάσιμη starts in the evening at 23.30, but the bulk of the people fill the churches 5-10 minutes before, at 12 o’clock in the morning, all the lights go out in all churches – and a priest with a candle appears from the depths of the altar, and