Sunday, 13 March 2016

Easter in Our Beautiful World- Kyra Sarakosti

This week's prompt in Our Beautiful World was chosen by Ros of Mikey's Mum and is
Easter
Since we are mainly Orthodox here in Greece we celebrate
                                                                             Easter 
                                          way long later from now and I haven't decorated with
                                                                             Easter 
                    decorations or eggs yet, so I haven't much to say.
But this Monday is Clean Monday and the 40 days of fasting for
                                                                             Easter
 begin and we have what we call Sarakosti (40 days) and there is already some decoration at school. The mother of one of our pupils sent to her daughter's class this Kyra Sarakosti (Mrs Lent).
Isn't she beautiful with her dress and lace and all the goodies in her lap?
Her face has no mouth as she is not supposed to eat or comment on other people during this period.
 She has 7 legs as many as the weeks before
                                                                      Easter 
                                                                                 and each week the class will cut one little leg.
Last year the Art Teacher had organized an exhibition of all these ladies pupils and parents had made. You can see them in this blog post.
For the time being I can only wish my friends abroad
                                                           a happy Easter 
as it soon comes to them and if you like link your blog post with a theme about
                                                                  Easter
 to Our Beautiful World.


23 comments:

Jeanneke said...

Thank you Ariadne, for this most interesting, beautiful post.
Wishing you and yours Good Lent.

Justine said...

Very interesting! I like the idea of not commenting about other people. Much more useful than giving up certain foods for Lent!

Alexa T said...

Wonderful images at school and tradition of Great Fast (Postul Pastelui in here)! Easter is in may to celebrate in our country, as well! To all abroad: a very wonderful time at Easter!
Best regards!

M. Akamatra said...

Καλή Σαρακοστή!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How interesting, as soon as I saw your photo, I want to know the story behind, thanks for sharing!

butterfly said...


Great post , as always happy Easter to all.

Judy Goddard said...

This is something I've never heard of before!
Different customs are so much fun to learn about.

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Τι όμορφη κυρά Σαρακοστή !!!!
Μ αρέσει πολύ, είναι πολύ ιδιαίτερη!! Μπράβο !!!!
Καλή Σαρακοστή !!!!

nieneke nia said...

Τη ομορφη αναρτηση !!!!
Καλή Σαρακοστή Αδριαδνε ...

nikol said...

Πιο όμορφη Σαρακοστή δεν έχω δεί !!Και εγώ έχω φίλους Καθολικούς που ετοιμάζονται για το Πάσχα!!
Καλή Σαρακοστή λοιπόν !
Με αγάπη

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How interesting and how nice that the kids are learning so much at school. Enjoy the week ahead my friend. Hugs, Diane

Brigitte Lepoix said...

Happy Easter, Ariadne!

Kim said...

I love reading about the different traditions of other countries. Mrs Lent is so interesting. Have a lovely Easter, Ariadne.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I enjoyed learning about that little Easter doll.

Elena Kerasopites said...

Η πιο ωραία Σαρακοστή που έχω δει! Θα την προσπαθήσουμε!

Sharon said...

It's fascinating knowing more about Easter in your country. I love that the girl has no mouth so she can't comment . . .

Sharon said...

It's fascinating knowing more about Easter in your country. I love that the girl has no mouth so she can't comment . . .

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Interesting story...thanks for sharing this :)

Marie-Anne said...

Πολύ όμορφη η κυρά-Σαρακοστή σας!!!!
Παλαιώτερα δεν γνώριζα κάν αυτό το έθιμο, το έμαθα μέσα από τα μπλόγκς!
Φέτος πάλι, έμαθα ότι το έχουν και στις λατινικές χώρες!!!
Φιλιά και καλή Σαρακοστή, Αριάδνη!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I LOVE this Lent tradition, of which I did not have any knowledge. At my church we are observing Lent too, and will not begin our Easter celebration until Paschal Sunday. However, I start working on my Easter projects early, so I can present them to my daughters on Easter Sunday. It's been a tradition since they were little girls, and I'm just not ready to give it up. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cultural traditions and Blessings, my friend!

Wen Sylvestre said...

She is very beautiful, yes! And such a wonderful tradition with the kids. Wishing you a peaceful Lent, xx

Sheryl S. said...

What a lovely Mrs Lent. Thanks for sharing.

Kaisievic said...

I love Mrs Lent and yes, great idea about not commenting on other people. Thanks for sharing this custom with us.