There are many feast days in the Greek Orthodox Calender which are felt in the kitchen. Easter is the most important. The date is movable, fixed on the first Sunday following the full moon of the Spring equinox, but generally falling within the first half of April.
Houses are whitewashed and decorated with lilac, clothes are made and new shoes are bought. There is much activity in the kitchen, for the feast also marks the breaking of forty days’ Lenten fast