Easter on Leros

Celebrating the Greek Easter on Leros

During the Easter week, the Holy Week, all the Lerian Houses are “one big workshop”!  Every single family starts to prepare all the traditional food which is eaten after the 40 days of lent.
Good Friday the children of the island go to the countryside to collect lavender which they will spread over the streets and at the main square of Platanos, where later on, the shrine with the sacred icon will pass.
Saturday at Midnight the whole island meets in the churches to celebrate theresurrection of Christ. At the end of the Service people will light their candle on thecandle of the priest, the light which was brought from Jerusalem, and take it home to their own altar.

Easter Sunday all of Greece is celebrating and lambs are roasted in almost every family.

Good Friday on Platanos

the Epitaphios on Platanos

Easter

Easter friday

Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday