Eastern Orthodox Christian Easter

Eastern Orthodox Christian Easter
Date and time
All day, April 16, 2017
Description

Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar their Western brothers and sisters.

Greeks mainly color eggs red (scarlet) to signify the blood of Christ. They use hard-boiled eggs (painted red on Holy Thursday) which are baked into twisted sweet-bread loaves or distributed on Easter Sunday; people rap their eggs against their friends' eggs and the owner of the last uncracked egg is considered lucky.

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Admission
Free
Open to public, current students, faculty, staff
Location
TBA