When Is Orthodox Easter Monday

When is Orthodox Easter Monday

For the Orthodox churches, the day after the Orthodox Easter Sunday is the day of Orthodox Easter Monday. It is the time to reflect on the events of the Holy Week and also to finish off the leftover Easter meals. Lamb, spanokopita (spinach pie), dolmadakia (stuffed vine leaves), and loukoumathes (honey balls) are usually included in the menu.

Importance of Orthodox Easter Monday

Orthodox Easter Monday is spent in a much more relaxed way than the Holy Week. People wind down and start getting prepared for resuming their daily chores.

Orthodox Easter Monday is also variously known as “Bright Monday” or “New Monday” in many Orthodox churches. The Orthodox Christians regard the day as a happy occasion as the fast and the time of mourning is over.

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