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Easter, a significant Christian holiday, is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter follows a period of fasting called Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday.

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Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Christians in Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and other countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter or Pascha. Church services, decorating eggs, playing games, and eating traditional foods are typical parts of the celebration. The Date The Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar for determining Easter (compared to Western churches using the Gregorian calendar), which usually results in Orthodox Easter falling…

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