Category: Easter

Centuries-Old Easter Traditions in a Beautiful European Country, Romania

Centuries-Old Easter Traditions in a Beautiful European Country, Romania Easter is one of the most important celebrations in Romania, as it commemorates the moment Jesus Christ resurrection.  Easter is Romania follows the Orthodox calendar and this year it is celebrated on Sunday, April 20. The celebration is preceded by numerous rituals, preparations and traditions, all taken very seriously as Romanians are very superstitious. These traditions vary according to each region in the country, but each one has its beauty and mysticism. It is a must for Romanians to have a clean house and traditional food ready on Easter. Romanians also ... Read more

Easter in Latin America

Latin Americans do not celebrate Easter, that is they don’t do it the same way as the rest of the world does.  Here, the most famous and more important festivity is “Semana Santa”(Holy Week) – a week of reflection and celebrations that starts on Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) or “Domingo de Ramos” when the streets of many Latin American cities are filled with people carrying olive tree branches or “palma” (hand made-see image) and statues, as in a pilgrimage. This religious week, in which the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is remembered, is lived intensely with a ... Read more