Scenes from Greek Easter 2013

Friday, thank you for finally being here.  I’ve definitely been in a slight rut this week, and honestly just today feel like I’m able to “catch up” on things.  That being said, I don’t have any Friday Favorites to share with you guys this week because I barely did any blog reading of my own!  Instead, I just want to share some fun pictures from Greek Easter last Sunday.

Oh!  If you are sitting there thinking, “wasn’t Easter in March” then you should read this article.  It’s a nice explanation of why Orthodox Christians (like us feta-loving Greeks) celebrate Easter on a different day.  Then look at the pictures!

Greek Easter 2013

Greek Easter 2013:  Me & Tim

Spanakopita Bites

Greek Easter 2013

Greek Easter 2013:  Easter Eggs

Greek Easter 2013

Greek Easter Dinner 2013

Greek Easter 2013:  Lamb Tacos

Easter Egg Bracketology

Easter Egg Bracketology 2

Easter Egg Bracketology 3

Easter Egg Bracketology 4

Easter Egg Bracketology 5

Easter Egg Bracketology 7

Pecan Crusted Carrot Cake

Greek Easter: Trifle

Greek Easter: Carrot Cake

Greek Easter 2013: Nap

Some highlights:

  • Lamb tacos.  Since Greek Easter fell on Cinco de Mayo, how else were we supposed to celebrate both holidays at once?
  • The yummy appetizer I brought, spanakopita bites.  I like to call it the lazy quick and easy version of real spanakopita.
  • My first attempt ever at a carrot cake
  • Easter egg bracketology, an annual tradition

It was a beautiful day out, so we also went for a walk between eating dinner and dessert.  I’m so happy spring has finally sprung in Boston.  The sunshine makes everything better.

What are your favorite holiday traditions?  Easter egg bracketology is definitely one of mine!

Happy weekend, everyone.

Easter Egg Bracketology

Anyone have any super weird family traditions for holiday get-togethers?

Here’s one for ya.

Every year on Easter Sunday, my dad puts together a little Easter egg cracking tournament.  Oh yes.  It’s probably the most ridiculous ten minutes you’ll ever witness in your life.

It’s also complete with a bracket that for some reason we like to call bracketology.  Don’t ask.

Easter Egg Bracketology

First, my dad writes down everyone’s names.  Then my cousin Greg picks the names one by one out of a hat, while my dad announces who will be cracking their egg against each other.  “And… Athena will be cracking her egg versus…. Uncle Dan!!!!”  There’s a lot of yelling and screaming that occurs, no matter whose name is announced at what time.

Easter egg bracketology gets very intense you know!

There’s a final four…

…and a drum roll for the final round…

Papou with the win!!!

Awesome pic, right?!

My family will be talking about this for months.

Tell me about your family traditions!

Off to teach Core Strength and work the floor at the Y tonight — if you’re around, come in and say hello!