Help! Attending Greek Orthodox Easter dinner

posted 6 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
581 posts
Busy bee

Hi there. I am Serbian Orthodox and we’re also celebrating Easter this weekend. Chill out haha. Its just like any Christian Easter dinner. There is no need to bring a gift for the host but if you do just bring some alcohol. There will likely be plenty of food and I’m sure there will be some vegetarian dishes. Its not unholy not to eat the meat, lol. If you’re vegetarian you’re vegetarian. As for what to wear anything would be fine. Not extremely formal but not extremely casual, just what you’d wear to any dinner party. And yes you can definitely just pop in for a little bit, it’s not so formal that you need to come exactly when it starts and leave when it ends. It’s just like any family gathering 🙂 

Post # 4
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I grew up Greek Orthodox, and I concur with the above poster haha. Chill! It’s just a normal family holiday gathering. Really the pp covered it. You’ll be fine 😊

Post # 5
212 posts
Helper bee

Lol I am baptized Greek Orthodox and vegetarian. You will not catch me near the lamb. I’m not religious so for me it’s more about spending the day with family and participating in the traditions.

I agree with the above comments. Bring whatever you’d normally bring when someone invites you for a gathering. Wine, dessert, an appetizer…whatever. Don’t worry about your outfit or how long you’re staying. No one will expect you to think it’s the most important day of the year. You’re not Greek haha!

Post # 6
322 posts
Helper bee

Be prepared to eat lots and yea for a long time so pace yourself. 

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