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Happy Easter from Corsican Places

Updated on Aug 04, 2022 by Stacey Parsons

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A few Corsican traditions and tasty Easter treats...

Whether you celebrate Easter by taking part in processions, attending church services or giving and receiving lots of beautifully crafted eggs (chocolate or otherwise), here are some traditional Corsican Easter dishes and celebrations, as well as some other, rather impressive chocolate treats…

Traditional meals…

  • Milk fed lamb
  • Chickpea and garlic soup
  • Lasagne with brocciu cheese
  • Cod stew with white beans
  • Cacavellu – a bell or crown shaped sweet bread which is flavoured with eau de vie and anise. 

Processions and celebrations…

La Granitula (meaning “the snail” in Corsican) is a famous procession where penitents carry crosses from Basse Ville in Calvi, through the winding streets up to the citadel. 

Image credit: Pierre Bona, Wikimedia Commons

Pascal celebrations in Cargèse take place at the Greek Orthodox Church, where songs are sung in the dark on Good Friday, and candles welcome the light back into the church on Easter Sunday. A joint procession with Roman Catholics also takes place on Easter Monday. 

Image credit: Paul Arps, Flickr


Creative Easter treats… 

Image credit: Allan Engelhardt, Flickr

Image credit: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar, Flickr

Image credit: Elena Torre, Flickr

Image credit: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar, Flickr


We hope you have a lovely Easter break!

If you’re feeling inspired and would like to know more about a holiday to Corsica, visit the Corsican Places website. 


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