Greek Pascha is the holiday which keeps on giving…leftovers. One of the things that our Easter season seems to leave us with plenty of is tsoureki, and we’re thrilled. It seems that most Greek homes bake a huge number of these sweet loaves during this holiday season, many of which are then are gifted to family and friends. If you are Greek however, you usually end up receiving as many tsourekia as you give away; you end up breaking even! Good problems to have!
There are a few things we can always count on for Easter Monday, the day after Orthodox Pascha. The first is the realization that another year has gone by, and we are overcome with gratitude to have been able to celebrate our important holiday with our family and friends. The second is being reminded that an extensive fast and abstinence from meat, dairy and eggs, which ends with a day spent eating pretty much only meat, dairy and eggs, is rough. Delicious, but rough. And finally, we’ll note that regardless of how much we ate, there are leftovers for days!