Easter eggs

Easter, or Pascha in Greek, is the most important religious holiday of the Orthodox Church marking the resurrection of Christ and the chance of rebirth for mankind. When the clock strikes 12 on Easter Saturday, people tell each other Christos Anesti! (Christ is risen!) and Alithos Anesti! (He is truly risen!) as a response, while they bring back home their lit candles to bless their house and symbolize the Light’s return to the world. After enjoying the magiritsa, the challenge of the red eggs awaits everyone. The breaking of the eggs symbolizes Christ breaking the Tomb and defeating Death.