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    Happy Easter

    ...to all simpletons who celebrate chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs and folks rising from the dead...

    ...for everyone else: Happy Sunday Flowers (that will not suffer eternal life)...

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    Happy Easter Tom.

    I also did a thread ... didn't know you started this one earlier

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    ...Easter greetings, David...

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    Easter bunny, company for daughters 'security chicken' who looks after the house while we're away


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    ...must find a security chicken...maybe Lazada?...

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    ^ Thai Watsadu.
    Takes the job very seriously.
    Saw a bloke in uniform with whistle, walkie-talkie radio, medals, at a temple carpark Friday evening. Our chicken could do as good a job.

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    Fuck off with your pagan festivals.

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    ^ ahhh...spoil-sport.

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    Tom, that tablecloth. A shirt that's too small now?.

    Anyway thanks for the Easter greetings, in support of JC and as a display of faith I'm going to get hammered tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Tom, that tablecloth.
    ...it's the flag of Isaan...

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    Easter means a trip to my Aunt's house and a ham dinner complete with scalloped potatoes. Should be good.

    Happy Easter to all.

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    ^That pic brought this pic to mind:

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    I do not see any much promotions of Easter in Thai dept stores, unlike at some other "world" (read American) holidays (Haloween, Valentine, etc)...

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    Remember if you don’t sin, he died for nothing. Hahahaha

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    ...treats from Harrod's and Paris Mikki to celebrate the holiday:

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    Did you have an Oliver Twist moment, reckon one would be enough if following a main. Looks nice and think i'll add that to the list next week, thanks for the reminder TC and happy Easter to you both.

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    ...greetings returned NPT...

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    What's the mini burger in a box thingy on the right?

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    O I see, very tempting

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    More suited in your thread then mine, if the tsunami of chocolate at Easter time wasn't enough,
    my Partners birthday also fell during the Festive period.

    Happy Birthday Miss Farm Girl





    Yum, Yum
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    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Though for my tradition Easter is not for another week HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE
    In the interest of full disclosure ,Some of the pictures and copy I lifted from the internet but most of the commentary is mine. I hope you enjoy and perhaps next year see you in Greece.
    Though an atheist as I suspect most people are. weather they want to admite it or not, culturally I am a Christian and a Greek Orthodox Christian at that. I am not going to Greece this year, stuck at work in New York city . My sister from Florida is going , meeting up with my sister in Italy and my brother John who has retired in Greece .
    IMO you have not celebrated Easter until you celebrate easter in Greece!!
    Preparation for Easter begins with:
    Kathara Deutera (Clean Monday), which is the first day of lent.
    During lent, which lasts for forty days before Easter, one is not supposed to eat anything that comes from animals with blood in its veins. Basically, that means no meat, fish, milk, cheese and egg. Lobster and caviar are fine, as are ouzo and tsipouro! Though I am sure many sneak in a couple of gyros, I know I do.
    Kathara Deftera everyone goes out and flies homemade kites,

    Friday the epitafios.On Good Friday you'll hear the church bells ring all day for the funeral of Christ. The Bible said that he died in the ninth hour, and at nine o'clock Greeks follow a symbolic funeral procession. Many people participate in the quiet procession while carrying candles and the experience overall is quite solemn, but IMO a magical experience walking through the dark cobblestone streets (we go to my brothers summer home in the country) jasmine and lavender smell in the air.
    The procession stops at the village cemetery where everyone lights candles at their relatives graves. and then goes back to the church for an all night liturgy that most don't attend .

    Saturday is the last day of lent and it is filled with preparations for the midnight meal, including a traditional soup called magiritsa.
    Just before midnight on Saturday everyone gathers at church with their Easter candles (or 'lambades' in Greek). Be there early in the evening if you want to be sure to get in, although there will be many people outside the church in the courtyard and on the street.

    And then the big moment! Just before midnight all the lights are switched off, as a symbol of Jesus' descending to the kingdom of death, and a moment later the priest announces 'Christos Anesti,' or Christ Has Risen. People start cheering, greeting and kissing each other, many fireworks go off and the church bells are ringing in celebration..
    Everyone carries candles with them to be lit by the priest's candle which represents the 'holy flame.'
    The tradition is that representatives from the Greek Orthodox church have transported to Greece a candle lit by the eternal burning flame at the Church of the holy Grave in Jerusalem, and the flame is spread from candle to candle all over Greece.
    Each person carefully carries their lit candle home in order to bless their home by drawing a cross with the flame above the entrance for protection from all evil.
    But more importantly now you can eat!! and after forty days of lent (a couple of days for me) food tastes OHH so good!!! the feast begins! The 'tsougrisma' game begins where people break each others´ red eggs by hitting them against each other. The one with the strongest egg is said the have good luck for the whole year!
    The first meal after lent is usually the traditional Easter soup called magiritsa, eaten after church on Saturday night. After the midnight meal any one who has the energy goes out to party until next day.
    Easter Sunday is the big feast, almost every household roasts a lamb over an open charcoal pit.

    smell of barbeque in the air ,many side dishes, music, and dancing. OPA!!!
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    BB thank you for taking the time to post that and its great to see the communal way that people still really observe their religion, Just a suggestion and not a criticism if you could space it a bit more it makes it easier to read to the heathens

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    BB thank you for taking the time to post that and its great to see the communal way that people still really observe their religion, Just a suggestion and not a criticism if you could space it a bit more it makes it easier to read to the heathens
    Sorry NPT, not my doing, I have attempted twise to space and format, but the software seems to have a mind of its on. I will give it one more try using advanced editing . But first i will clear my browsing history and cookies perhaps that's the problem.

    Nop!! cleared my cache, cookies and data , formatted the copy, with indents and spacing, saved and NO GO ,
    sadly monolithic.
    Clearly I am doing something wrong.
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    [QUOTEg=Buckaroo Banzai;3935787]Sorry NPT, not my doing, [/QUOTE]

    BB not a problem, your post is really interesting.

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