Our Greek Easter in Spetses

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This year a program that holds a special place in our hearts, the Greek Immersion Course for adults returned in Spetses for 9 amazing days during Greek Easter.

On April 30th and while the summer season is still in the process of beginning in Greece, the historic Anargyreios School of Spetses opened its marvelous gates and arms and welcomed our adult students who traveled to Greece for 9 days of intensive Greek lessons, cultural activities and of course all the traditions of Greek Easter.

Just like a family that gathers together for Greek Easter, our staff and students spent 9 amazing days in Spetses. Some things were the same as ever; breakfast, morning lesson from 9 to 12, free time, lunch under the pine trees found in the grand campus of the School of Spetses. While some other details were new and special; this year our collaboration with Thimisis brought us some wellness activities that combined Greek language and culture in the most organic way. The Olive Oil Tasting and Mediterranean Blind Taste were definitely a course highlight. This year, our students loved their Greek dance lessons because they gave them the chance to “travel” around Greece and understand the different sounds and movements that are linked to the history and culture of each Greek region.

But of course, what made this course even more special was all the Easter traditions. On Good Thursday our students decorated the traditional red eggs and learned about their symbolism for Greeks. On Good Friday they followed the procession to Poseidon Square and on Good Saturday they went to church for the joyous ceremony of the resurrection at 11.30 pm, like true Greeks! And of course the Easter Sunday Greek glendi was an absolute blast!

Thank you so much to our students who traveled from around the world to spend Greek Easter in Spetses! They made one of the most important Greek holidays truly special for all of us!

The Spetses Immersion Course will certainly return in 2025 but don’t forget that we still have one more Spetses period for 2024! Enrollments are open for the August Course and the dates are August 6-14. You can find out more here.

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