Wednesday, April 8, 2009

EASTER INTERNET ACTIVITY


Easter is the most important Christian festival in many countries and food is of huge symbolic importance at this time of year. From the fasting during Lent, to sumptuous family feasts on Easter Sunday, there's a wealth of culinary specialities to discover.

Visit this web page about Easter food traditions around the world and answer the following questions in comment form. The more questions you answer correctly, the more points you get (one point per answer). The team with the most points will win a special prize!


Questions (in jumbled order):

1) What do eggs and their red colour symbolize for Greek people?

2) When is Lent truly over for people in Eastern Europe?

3) What is the fun game played in Sweden and Norway during Easter?

4) Name two Greek Easter treats.

5) Where is there a strong tradition to paint eggs in different colours?

6) How do people in Eastern Europe break their fast?

7) What is the culinary specialilty after the midnight mass on Easter Saturday in Greece?

8) What do 'nice witches' do on Easter Sunday in Sweden and Norway?

9) What does the Swedish word 'smorgasbord' mean?

10) In which country are dyed red eggs embedded inside loaves of bread?

17 comments:

  1. answers.

    1. symbol of rebirt,fertility and Christ's tomb
    2.families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence.
    3.Children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs.
    4.Lamb or groat and kokkoretsi
    5.Sweden and Norway

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  2. 1)The eggs are a symbol of rebirth, fertility and Christ's tomb, and the colour red represents Christ's blood.
    2)Eastern Europe, and food preparations begin in earnest during the week running up to Easter, known as Passion Week.
    3)The rolling of eggs down roofing tiles
    4)goat or roast lamb
    5)in Sweden and Norway
    10)in Greece

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  3. children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs.

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  4. 1)The eggs are a symbol of rebirth, fertility and Christ's tomb, and the colour red represents Christ's blood.
    2)Easter's the most important festival throughout Eastern Europe, and food preparations begin in earnest during the week running up to Easter, known as Passion Week.
    3)A game involving the rolling of eggs down roofing tiles is also popular.
    4)The best-known of which is kokkoresti (spit-roasted lambs' innards wrapped in intestine), may also be served tsureki, which is a brioche-style.
    5)In Sweden and Norway.
    6)Families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence, after which everybody tucks into an elaborate feast.
    7)Easter is the most important feast of the year for Greeks, who begin their culinary preparations in the last week of Lent, the Holy Week before Easter. This is how a typical week would look in the run-up to Easter.
    8)Easter Saturday - children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs.

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  5. answers
    2)families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence
    3)children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs
    4)bun and red eggs
    5)Sweden and Norway
    6)families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg

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  6. Within the set time limit of 15 minutes, the winning team in D' Class was LOL (5 correct answers)

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  7. 9.BREAD AND BUTTER TABLE
    4.kokkorestI and lambropsomo
    10.in greece
    3.Coloured eggs - sometimes dyed with onion skins or coffee grounds - are exchanged, and a game involving the rolling of eggs down roofing tiles is also popular.
    6.families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence, after which everybody tucks into an elaborate feast.
    5.in eastern europe
    8.children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs.

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  8. 1. eggs are hard-boiled and dyed red on this day. The eggs are a symbol of rebirth, fertility and Christ's tomb, and the colour red represents Christ's blood.
    2. a basket of food, known as the blessing basket, may be taken to the priest to be blessed. Only at that stage will people believe that Lent truly is over.
    3.Eggs are also an important feature of Easter festivities in Sweden and Norway, where the emphasis throughout is on humour, bawdiness and fun. Coloured eggs - sometimes dyed with onion skins or coffee grounds - are exchanged, and a game involving the rolling of eggs down roofing tiles is also popular.
    5.a basket of food, known as the blessing basket, may be taken to the priest to be blessed. Only at that stage will people believe that Lent truly is over. This beautifully decorated basket is crammed full with symbolic foods such as a figurine of a lamb made from sugar (as a symbol of Christ, the Lamb of God), decorated coloured eggs (to represent resurrection), bread and salt (for prosperity and health - the bread represents hard work, the salt protects from rotting), meats and sausages (for bounty and fertility), and horseradish (which stands for the bitterness of Christ’s suffering)
    5. milies break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence, after which everybody tucks into an elaborate feast. This may include roast ham, roast veal, suckling pig, boiled pork, roast turkey or goose, kielbasa (sausages), pancakes, stuffed cabbage, cwikla (beetroot and horseradish relish), hrudka (sweet Easter 'cheese' made from eggs), decorated coloured eggs, and krupnik (honey vodka).

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  9. 1 symbol of rebirt,fertility and
    christ's tomb and the colour red represents Christ's blood.
    2 families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence, after which everybody tucks into an elaborate feast.
    8.children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs.
    5.sweden and norway

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  10. 1)the eggs are symbol of rebith,fertility christ's tomb and thecolor red represents Christ's blood
    2)Only at that stage will people believe that Lent truly is over.
    8)children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs.
    3)Coloured eggs - sometimes dyed with onion skins or coffee grounds - are exchanged, and a game involving the rolling of eggs down roofing tiles is also popular.
    5)in norway and swiden
    4)goat or roast lamp

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  11. Christina MarkoulakiApril 8, 2009 at 9:40 PM

    Maria won by giving 7 correct answers in 15 minutes!

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  12. 1.symbol of rebirth,Christ's tomb ,fertility
    2.Easter's the most important festival throughout Eastern Europe, and food preparations begin in earnest during the week running up to Easter, known as Passion Week
    3.Coloured eggs - sometimes dyed with onion skins or coffee grounds - are exchanged, and a game involving the rolling of eggs down roofing tiles is also popular.
    4.kokoretsi,roast lamb,
    5.Sweden and Norway
    6.Families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence, after which everybody tucks into an elaborate feast.
    7.after midnight mass the Easter festivities begin. Observant Greeks who have been fasting during Lent will break their fast with the Easter soup, called mageiritsa. This is made with lambs' innards, rice, cos lettuce, wild fennel, spring onions and avgolemono (egg and lemon sauce, which is sometimes turned into a soup)
    8.Easter Saturday - children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs.
    9.bread and butter table
    10.Grecce

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  13. 1 the blood of christ's
    4 fish dishes,koyloyrakia
    5 in Greece
    7 chicken lamb

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  14. 1:the red eggs symbole christ's blood
    2:families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence.
    3:children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs.
    4:first called kulurakia second called tahini
    5:in sweden and norway
    6:families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg

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  15. 1. symbol of rebirth and fertility
    2.families break Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg
    3.children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards collect coins,sweets and eggs
    4.lamb or goat and kokoretsi
    5.Sweden and Norway
    6.by sharing a blessed egg
    10. in greece
    9. bread and butter table

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  16. katerinaherculesApril 9, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    1.The eggs are a symbol of rebirth, fertility and Christ's tomb, and the colour red represents Christ's blood.2.a basket of food, known as the blessing basket, may be taken to the priest to be blessed. Only at that stage will people believe that Lent truly is over3.children dress up as 'nice witches' giving out letters and cards, and collecting coins, sweets and eggs4.As well as the roast lamb or goat5.Sweden and Norway6.families break their Lenten fast by sharing a blessed egg, which is cut into small pieces and eaten in complete silence

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  17. Christina MarkoulakiApril 9, 2009 at 8:09 PM

    Mike and Eve won by getting 8.5 points!!!! (C; Class)

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