As I and most people follow the Orthodox Church here in
Cyprus (Greek side); our calibration of Easter is very big and unforgettable for any one who’s visiting!
Many Orthodox fast before Easter, and are not allowed to eat various foods such as meat, butter, milk as well as olive oil for the last few days. Then they will go to a priest for confession, and are so allowed to partake in the Holy Communion.
The actual Easter festival begins on Good Friday (today) and people go to the churches to see how the priests and monks take down the icon of Christ off the cross, wrap it in linen and put it in a great casket covered in flowers symbolizing the tomb of Christ. Then the bier is taken through the town or village, with people lamenting the death of Christ.
All I want to say is: I hope every one has a wonderful Good Friday! 😀