Crete is a really amazing tourist destination, in Greece, in order to experience a unique holiday, in the middle if wonderful landscapes and incredible architectural sites. If you want to spend an unforgettable holiday in Crete, then the best period to visit Crete is during the Greek Orthodox Easter. The Easter Holiday is the most valorous celebration in Greece, because of the pleasant weather there and wonderful blooming nature during the spring time. The Easter holiday according to Greece traditions and customs is really impressive. The wonderful religious services and masses are held in all churches and religious locations. According to The Orthodox Church, the Easter holiday is called The Pascha holiday. The Easter holidays in Greece begin on The Palm Sunday, when there are organized beautiful religious ceremonies and particular rituals and customs. The churches are especially crowded during the Palm Week, when are respected and implemented a variety of habits.
The most significant habits respected during the Easter holiday preparations are the painting of red eggs, which represents the symbol of new beginnings. During the preparations for the Good Friday, all the churches in Crete are decorated with lemon tree flowers. The Good Friday is considered a really emotional day in Crete, when the people are emotive about the dramatic significance of this day. In Crete the people are following some specific traditions. There is a day, after 40 days of fasting, when it the people are allowed to eat animal products. They spend a night dinner at the day of the procession of the bier. The dinner is basically oriented on sea food dishes, with calmary, beans, beetroot, salads and octopus. The Holy Saturday Mass is considered the most beautiful religious service held during the Easter time. All the people are going to the churches, in order to get the saint light brought from Jerusalem, called The Holy Light. After The Easter Mass, the people are returning home, in order to enjoy the first meal, which includes the traditional mageiritsa soup.
The Crete’s Easter holiday traditions and ceremonies are really impressive, with their distinctive elements and habits. The most important period before the Easter Sunday is The Holy Week, when the people respect a strict fast. This year, Easter Sunday falls on the April 24, 2011 for The Catholic and Protestant Churches and also for The Eastern Orthodox Church. This is reason that you will spend a great Easter holiday in Crete, whatever your religion is, Catholic, Orthodox or Protestant. The Easter holiday in Crete is distinctive with really incredible decorated churches, houses and streets, which are all covered with flowers and especially with lemon tree flowers. A common tradition met in Crete is that the majority of families are gathering in their origin city or village, where are organizes Easter festivals and wonderful ceremonies.
Crete is a major tourist destination in Greece, and it is providing various accommodation services. The hospitable hotels, guest houses provide amazing accommodation facilities and attractive offers during the Easter holiday, in order to assure you the most exciting and impressive Easter holiday in Crete. The people in Crete are very polite and courteous and will help you to discover the most beautiful and attractive venues in Crete. They will greet you at the local festivals organized for Easter holiday and there you will enjoy their really lovable culture and habits. You will definitely spend a charming Easter holiday in Crete. The local cuisine is delicious. At Easter holiday they usually cook the traditional lamb dishes, which are just perfect for a holiday menu. The cultural inheritance of Crete Island is perfectly combined with the spectacular natural landscapes that lie along the surroundings. Crete will provide you enormous possibilities in order to spend an incredible Easter holiday, enjoying the pleasant festivals, the songs and dance of the friendly local people. Easter holiday is the most celebrated and holiest event for the Greece people.
The Easter holiday is celebrated in a particularly pleasant and fair ambiance, where the families are gathering with relatives and friends in order to spend a nice time and to preserve the national and religious habits. The native people in Crete are very kind so that you and your family will be warm welcomed by the locals. They also can invite you at their house, where you will have the opportunity to discover the real culture and tradition of the Greece nation. Spending the Easter holiday in Crete, you will experience one of the most beautiful and impressive holiday in an emotional and holy atmosphere.
By Natasha Prijilevschi
The best Easter Holiday destinations .
One of the most important and beautiful international holidays, celebrated by the majority of nations is the Easter holiday.
This is a perfect ocasion for traveling and discovering some great spiritual and cultural destinations.
Easter holiday is also a suitable period for visiting some really impresive sites, in order to explore the natural beauty and charm of the most appreciated and spectacular places in the world.
You just have to select the most attractive destination in order to know experience one of the most exciting and fabulous Easter holidays ever.
Crete, Greece - Magnificent port view
Crete, Greece - Attractive landscapes
Crete, Greece - Easter holiday, the holiest in Crete
Crete, Greece - Fabulous architecure
Crete, Greece - Hospitable venue
Crete, Greece - Relaxing Easter holiday
Crete, Greece - Incredible mount's view in Crete
Crete, Greece - Exciting holiday venue
Crete, Greece - Wonderful nature
Crete, Greece - Spectacular bays