Greece's Ragent and Prime Minister George Papadopolous, and Deputy Premier. Stylianos Pattakos celebrated the Greek?
MV Deputy Premier Pattakos with army officers
CU Lambs being roasted on spit - PAN to Pattakos walking past
CU Paper egg
MVs Pattakos cracking eggs with parachutists (2 shots)
MV Greek regent Papadopoulos with aides
CU cracking eggs with soldiers and civilians
MV & CU's traditional Greek dancers (7 shots)
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Background: Greece's Ragent and Prime Minister George Papadopolous, and Deputy Premier. Stylianos Pattakos celebrated the Greek Orthodox church's Easter by taking part in a traditional egg smashing ceremony.
In Greece, the egg smashing ceremony is traditionally carrion out by the reigning monarch. although all Greeks can take pa???t in the ??? the ??? was ??? the red??? in the company of serviceman ??? Greek monarchs have used the tradition to test their popularity among service units. The Greek King, Constantine, has been living in Rome since the collapse of his attempted coup in 1967.
As he toured the military barracks, Mr. Pepadopoulos was applauded by soldiers and marines who queued to smash eggs with him. The person who has the egg that remains unbroken is said to have good luck.
The Greek Premier also visited the specially decorated barracks of the royal Guard of Evzones and Cretans. The Evzones performed a traditional Greek dance for the Greek leader.