Things you didn’t know were vegan to eat this Orthodox Easter


As Holy Week quickly approaches, Greek Orthodox Christians prepare for their journey of spiritual devotion and reflection for Easter.

This year, Orthodox Easter falls on Sunday, May 5.

One of the most important things Christians do in the lead up to Easter is participate in Lent by fasting. This involves going 40 days without meat.


However, during Holy Week (or Megali Evthomatha in Greek), they go vegan – abstaining from meat, fish, dairy, and oil. This symbolises the control of one’s passions and the surrender of oneself to God.

It is something people do in honour of Jesus Christ, by controlling ourselves and resisting temptations, especially when it comes to food.

Ritz Crackers

The Greek Herald decided to put together a piece of some of the best snacks and foods you can consume during Holy Week, which you probably didn’t even know were vegan!

Choc mini rice cakes

And no, we’re not just talking plain toast with jam, or tarama sandwiches.

  1. Oreos
  2. Pringles
  3. Homemade chocolate crackles
  4. Arnott’s Nice biscuits
  5. Takis chips
  6. Sour Patch Kids
  7. Lindt Dark Chocolate
  8. elVita Crunchy Breakfast Biscuits
  9. Table of Plenty, mini dark chocolate rice crackers
  10. Ritz crackers
  11. BBQ Shapes
  12. Baked Pretzels
  13. Kettle Sea Salt & Vinegar Chips
  14. Smith’s Original chips
  15. Halva
  16. Sesame Snaps
  17. Vege chips
  18. Hummus




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