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Pot Throwing Ceremony - Corfu

Pot Throwing Ceremony

Greek Orthodox generally celebrate Easter on a different data than Catholic and Protestant Christians, and this year, the celebration will take place on April 15th.

While Easter morning in the city and surrounding villages of Corfu kick off with a traditional mass, most of the town waits with their ears to the window, listening for the signal that it has ended- a bell chime. At the stroke of 11 am, mass ends and the sounds of shattering pottery fill the air.

As soon as the church bell sounds, it’s a signal for every man, woman, and child to hurl their earthenware vessels from their windows and onto the streets.