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Dining with the Dead: Georgian Families' Graveyard Feasts

Eating with the dead? An odd but heart-warming Easter tradition in Georgia


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The tradition to share a meal with deceased loved ones lives in many Orthodox Christian countries, however, Georgia takes it to a different level. Here, it is a tradition deeply felt and lived through several times during the year, being especially popular on the Orthodox Easter day. If you go to a cemetery at this time you will see families having picnics and drinking wine at the graves and celebrating the holiday with much passion.

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