Updated: May 7, 2019
In preparation of lighting candles with the holy flame during the evening Greek Orthodox Easter service of the Resurrection, young villagers dress in traditional Cretan costume and distribute candles to people of Kritsa, Crete.
Raki, the local tipple, is distilled from fermented grape pulp. It's almost a religion unto itself in these parts, not just a shot of firewater but a panacea of all ailments and even a road safety measure.... my mother used to pour it neat on my road rash to deter me from ever getting back on a motorbike!
What traditional Greek village scene would be complete without a donkey?
Who doesn't love a donkey?
Kali Anastisi. Easter blessings from Kritsa.