What is the most famous festival in Greece? Easter. Easter is the most important festival of the Greek Orthodox Church. It starts 7 weeks before Easter’s Sunday and comes to its peak the Holy Week. This is when Services are held every evening in the churches.
What were the festivals in ancient Greece? There were competitions in music, poetry, drama and also athletics. Some of the most important festivals of ancient Greece involved athletic competition, such as the Olympic Games, which were held in honour of Zeus, and the Pythian Games, held at Delphi in honour of Apollo.
Why is it called Greek Orthodox? The Greek word “orthodox” simply means “correct belief” and at the same time, “correct worship.” It became the name applied to the Christian Church that grew and flourished in the eastern, predominantly Greek speaking regions of the late Roman Empire.
What do we call to the biggest festival in Greece? Holy Week in Greece is the biggest spectacle of the year, with each day featuring different Orthodox traditions.