Most of us in Britain celebrated Easter last weekend - the 15th and 16th of April. We had bank holidays, when most people didn't go to work. Many gave each other chocolate Easter eggs and special church services took place.
But not everyone celebrated Easter then. As part of our special focus on Greece this month, Jackie Dalton finds out how the Greeks celebrate Easter. As we do this, we'll learn some expressions relating to religion and you'll have the chance to practise listening comprehension.
Vocabulary from the programme
a formal religious ceremony
things which relate to religion or the church
to give particular importance to something
the week running up to Easter Sunday when religious services take place
the death of Christ on the cross
the return of Jesus Christ to life after his death on the cross
special religious songs that people sing in church
it is moving
it has a strong emotional effect on people
Programme script (pdf - 19k)
Download this programme (mp3 - 1.6 mb)
Find out more about Greek Easter
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