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Easter in Amorgos island

...you must experience it!

Even if Amorgos is an interesting destination for all seasons, on Easter becomes a magical place. Every visitor can feel the devoutness and can be entered in tens of customs, some of which have been preserved since the Byzantine period. The scent of sage and oregano will be all over the island, coming from the respective plants which are spread on the streets of the villages, where “Epitaphios” passes, and as the passers-by walk on them, this scent becomes more intense. He will feel that he participates in a kind of mystagogy, when he walks around all of the streets of the Capital and Katapola, where hundreds of impromptu fires are set in small objects. On Easter Saturday, in the morning, every visitor will taste “lazarakia”, small bagels in human shapes baked at home and at the night of Resurrection the sky will be full of different schemes and colours coming from fireworks, which are drawn by the young people of Katapola and Potamos. After the Liturgy of the Hours on Saturday night, all of the traditional delicacies will be set on the Easter table, bringing the special sense of Amorgos island. Visitor’s unique experience will not end after the Resurrection and the traditional lamb on Easter day. That afternoon he will feel like a child participating in games organised by the young people of the island at the churchyards of Lagkada and Tholaria, and then he will attend to the burning of Judas at Kato Meria. Later he will experience an emotional and very important custom of Easter, the litany of icons of the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa. Finally, on Sunday night he will blend into the crowd, which sings, dances and celebrates. Experience the triumph of life against death and the triumph of spring against the winter in the island whose beauty has been carved by the greatest artist, time.

We will be waiting for you...
Maria A. Vekri

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