April 9, 2015

Happy Easter


Skirt // Chicwish
Top // Stradivarius, similar here
Shoes // Stradivarius (old), similar here
Earrings // River Island (sold out), same here


By tradition, my grandmother dyed our Easter Eggs and baked the Tsourekia on Holy Thursday, that is today. But, first, let me tell you some things about our Red Easter Eggs and the highly anticipated Game of Cracking, similar to the Game of Thrones only with eggs! lol

Why Eggs?
For Orthodox Christians, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus. Though an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life. It is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.[Wikipedia]

Why Red Eggs?
The Christian custom of the Easter egg can be traced as far back as the early Christians of Mesopotamia, who stained eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ, shed at his crucifixion. [Wikipedia]

Why Cracking?
The game of cracking - or “tsougrisma” as we call it - symbolizes the breaking open of the tomb and Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The custom takes place after the Resurrection (on Holy Saturday at midnight or the following day during the Easter feasts). Two people compete by holding their respective egg in their hand and tapping at each other’s egg. The goal is to crack the other player’s egg. The ultimate “winner” of the game is the one, whose egg will crack the eggs of all the other players. [The Pappas Post]

Well, I don't want to ruin the family's tradition, so I took my plastic fabulous red eggs for a walk in the park, matched them with a bright red outfit and I am wishing you all a Happy Easter!!

xoxo
|barefoot duchess|

Photos by The Duke












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