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A lazarakia.

Lazarakia is a spice bread made by Greek Orthodox Christians on Lazarus Saturday, (the Saturday that begins Holy Week) It is used to remember the miracle of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. It has many sweet spices in it and is Lenten, meaning it has no dairy or eggs in it. Lazarakia comes in the shape of a man (which is supposed to be Lazarus). There is a mouth and cloves for eyes. Unlike Tsoureki, Lazarakia is not brushed with egg or butter to give it a gloss finish. (To not break the fast).


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