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Easter retail turnover up 1.0-1.2 pct

Retail turnover during the Easter period grew by 1.0-1.2 pct while the cost of the household Easter table basket fell by 1.8 pct for the second year in a row, offering evidence of a slight improvement in domestic retail commerce and…

The tradition of the Epitaphios procession

In Greece, and in the Greek Orthodox world in general, Easter holds great importance. Customs and practices are more closely linked with the religious aspect of the holiday, compared to Christmas, and are usually observed even by the less…

Political leaders spend holidays on islands

Several Greek political leaders chose the islands for the Easter holidays, as their schedules showed on Thursday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who arrived on Rhodes on Thursday, will travel to the island of Tilos for his Easter holidays…

Athens metro workers call off work stoppage

Athens metro workers have called off a work stoppage for Tuesday. The decision was made to help meet the extra needs of travelers due to the Easter period, the Athens metro workers group (SELMA) said in a statement on Thursday.