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Customs & Traditions

Egg tapping

The traditional egg tapping in Easter, has become in some areas of Greece into a true “egg battle”.
The custom has its roots in the Black Sera and symbolized the Resurrection of Christ and the struggle between good and evil. The preparation starts in December, when the participants start to choose the eggs and find the best ones.

In Kavala, in Krinides, near the Baptistery of Lydia, there are egg battles on the second day after Easter Sunday. Children and adults present their eggs with pride and then start the fight. Whoever has most eggs in good condition is the winner of this contest. The custom is also kept in Kastanoussa of Serres, near lake Kerkini.