Learn Greek in Greece
Easter course, island Ikaria

Learn Greek in Greece in Easter.  Start or improve your skills in Greek language in an intensive Greek language course with activities during Easter holiday, on the island of Ikaria. At the same time discover the traditions of the Greek Easter.

Learn Greek in Greece,
Easter course:

  • March 31-April 10, 2018

Ikaria in Easter

Ikaria is a small island located in the eastern Aegean where rural traditions are still very much alive. Easter, a springtime celebration,  is celebrated by local communities with great festive spirit. Preparation for Easter Sunday starts in the houses of the community, where various sweets are made and boiled eggs are painted red.

During Holy Week, the atmosphere is somewhat solemn, as most local people fast and attend the various religious services held in churches all over the island. Generally, there is a great emotional build-up during Easter Saturday, when celebrations start in the evening. After the religious ceremony and a local fireworks display, people return to their homes where families and friends eat and drink together. On both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday in the village of Karavostamo one can witness the “burning of Afano”, a custom that dates back to Byzantine times.

Activities

Students will learn about Easter traditions while participating in them. Activities that are usually arranged within the framework of the courses and which are mentioned in the Centre’s main program, like walking in the mountain and Greek cooking lessons, will also be organized. As always within the course framework, students will have the opportunity to meet with and talk to local residents.

Tuition and Registration

If you want to learn Greek in Greece in Easter, follow the link for more info and registration form

 

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