Posted by Emmanuel Akillas on April 22, 2000 at 10:27:59:
In Reply to: Childrens Easter Games posted by Jeff on April 22, 2000 at 08:28:35:
Actually, in Greece, the traditional reply to "Chist has risen" is "truly the Lord did." The two sayings are:
"Christos anesti" and "Alithos o kyrios."
However, today, many people reply by saying "alithos anesti" ("truly he has risen").
As for the games...hmmmm...when I was a kid in Greece we used to make our own home-made fireworks that we used on Saturday night. And, when we got a little older, we used to play a different game: According to Greek tradition, when people meet on the street after the Saturday night service they should embrace, kiss each other, and share the good news by saying "Chistos anesti" even if they are strangers. So....we would walk up and down the streets looking for any attractive girl who was on her way home from church.... :)
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