Growing up as a Greek kid I can tell you that Easter has a very special meaning for all Greeks. For us it is one of the biggest celebrations of the year as we celebrate the risen Christ. Every year at easter time everyone meets at the church very late on Saturday night, around 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. The church is completely dark and there is the sound of the chanters, and the priest gives a small sermon. Right at 12:00 a.m. the priest comes out with a candle and passes the light to all the children. They in turn pass the light to everyone else throughout the whole church. It is very beautiful as the whole church is lit with candle light. Everyone sings together "Kree Sto Sa Neste" (Phonetic) which means "Christ has risen". After the service all the families go to a particular relatives house to eat the famous "Magaritsa" which translates as "gut soup". It is a traditional Easter soup whichi is made from the guts of a lamb (lungs, spleen, kidney, liver, and intestines). Along with that we also break red eggs which are died red to symbolize two things. One the egg is the symbol of life, and the red is the symbol of Christ's blood shed on the cross. After that we all go to sleep... Would love to hear some other easter traditions and the foods that are associtated with them.