Easter in Limnos

For those who have the opportunity to visit Limnos during the Easter holiday, put on your ‘must-do’ list the function held on Holy Tuesday in the beautiful church Panagia Kakaviotissas outside the village of Thanos.  The church is built on a rock, and to access it you’ll have to walk down a nature trail. 

On Good Friday, there is an animal-themed festival in the village of Kotsina, held at the church Zoodochou Pigis, where there is also a holy water fountain. Also all the village women prepare the wheat for Christ and bring it to the church so the priest can bless it before it is passed out to the churchgoers.     

On the evening of the Resurrection (midnight mass), the locals light fire to barns and trees with the Holy Light for good luck.
The traditional meal found in all the homes across Limnos after the Resurrection of Christ is lamb in the oven, with a stuffing made of rice, raisins, sugar and cheese.     




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