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Lazarakia On Plate.jpg
Lazarakia on a plata
TypeSweet bread
Place of originGreece and Cyprus
Main ingredientsSweet spices

Lazarákia ("Little Lazaruses") are small, sweet spice breads made in Greece and Cyprus by Orthodox Christians on Lazarus Saturday, the Saturday that begins Holy Week. They are eaten to celebrate the miracle of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. They are shaped like a man wrapped in a shroud, supposedly Saint Lazarus of Bethany, with cloves for eyes. They contain several sweet spices and are a fasting Lenten food, meaning that they do not contain any dairy products or eggs. For that reason, unlike the tsourekia, they are brushed with olive oil instead of egg or butter for a gloss finish.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Lazarakia (Lazarus Bread)". Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  2. ^ "Lazarakia – Traditional Bread for the Saturday of Lazarus". Retrieved 2018-03-18.