Easter: a fine of 1,500 euros for the priest and 300 euros for fifteen believers

During the inspections carried out by the authorities on Holy Saturday, May 1, competent audit services issued fines totaling 159,300 euros for violating measures to protect against the spread of coronavirus. There were also two arrests. In total, 90,850 inspections were carried out and 532 cases of violations were recorded, mainly for the lack of […]

The Athenians celebrated Easter … on balconies

The extreme pandemic restrictions imposed on Easter Sunday may have thwarted the plans of many. However, it seems that the traditional skewer was still “present” in Athens, as braziers with skewers were installed on balconies, in courtyards and even on sidewalks to comply with Easter customs. According to the quarantine measures in force today, the […]

Expert: “No matter how much you have to pay for relaxation on Easter”

The expert, scientist at the US National Institute, Georgios Pavlakis, described the situation with the coronavirus as “declining”, stressing that “he very much hopes that this summer we will not have to regret being too relaxed during our Easter holidays.” “The situation will improve. We will cope with the epidemic in the near future, “he […]

Despite the pandemic, they decided to observe the pre-Easter traditions

Good Friday in Agrinio is traditionally greeted with chalconas, fireworks that add “degree” to the atmosphere of the holiday and are one of the characteristic Easter customs of the region. As you know, chalcones, chalkunia (χαλκούνια) are improvised designs of firecrackers, consisting of a large cylinder filled with a mixture of gunpowder and a wick […]

Easter with heat and African dust

According to the latest forecast data from the National Observatory of Athens, on Easter weekend there will be good, slightly cloudy and quite summer weather. This means that the conditions will be ideal for a festive feast in nature. The wind speed will not exceed 4-5 on the Beaufort scale, but the concentration of dust […]

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