Easter in Cyprus

Easter in Cyprus is an important event and is celebrated both on the Catholic Easter and the Greek Orthodox Easter, with the last mentioned being the main Easter holiday in Cyprus.

One Easter tradition in Cyprus is the cracking of eggs, where the participants of the game are holding one painted egg each in their hand while hitting it together with the other person’s egg seeing whose egg will crack. The one with the egg that does not crack will win the other persons cracked egg. Other traditions are cleaning the house, buying new clothes and eating traditional Easter food, for example roasted lamb together with wine.

This year of 2012 the Easter in Cyprus occurs on the following dates:

8 April: Catholic Easter
15 April:  Greek Orthodox Easter

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