Greek Easter, like many Orthodox religions, is based on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar that Catholics and many western churches follow. By following the Julian calendar and adhering to the practices of the early Christian church, it ensures that Easter is never celebrated on or before Passover. As a result, the Greek Orthodox Easter often falls later than the western Easter. This means that my own childhood growing up and now with my own family, we can find ourselves celebrating two Easters. We had planned to celebrate Greek Easter in Greece itself this year, so that the children could get an authentic experience of the celebration in the country itself. Unfortunately, sad circumstances have dictated otherwise so we'll be marking the occasion here instead. Greek Easter is not celebrated by chocolate eggs and the Easter Bunny. Instead it is marked with a church service and eggs dyed a bright red, followed by plenty of food with lots of family.