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Celebrating a Greek Easter: Candles and Fireworks

April 9, 2013


Greece is beautiful in any season, but one of the most special times to visit is during the Greek Easter. Greece follows the Julian calendar, so Easter is calculated differently than “Western Easter', which is calculated on the Gregorian calendar. And if you go, one of the best places to celebrate is on the island of Patmos. This is the island where 2,000 years ago the disciple John, known as St. John the Evangelist, was exiled by the Romans for preaching Christianity in Asia Minor. It was on this island that John wrote his book of the Apocalypse, known as Revelation.

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