Origins of Easter eggs
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The Easter egg is a Christian symbol, specially decorated for the holiday, and usually remaining edible. Traditionally it is a colorful hard boiled chicken egg, now it is often an sugar or chocolate egg. In Belgium, as in France, it … Read More

Paschal Triduum
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(Christ Washing the Feet of the Apostles by Meister des Hausbuches, 1475 (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)) Paschal Triduum (literally “three days”), extends from the evening of Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday morning, a three-day during which the Church celebrate the famous Passion, … Read More

Pastiera
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Pastiera is an Italian dessert from the province of Naples. This is a cake that is traditionally eaten during the Easter period. It is an Italian “traditional food product”. Origins Mythical origin Legend says that the siren Partenope, the symbol … Read More

Ash Wednesday
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Observed by: Many Western Christians Type: Christendom Observances: Holy Mass, Service of worship, Divine Service, Divine Liturgy, Placing of ashes on the head Date: Wednesday in seventh week before Easter (March 5 in 2015, February 18 in 2016) Frequency: Annual For … Read More

Easter Monday
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Easter Monday is the next day of Easter, so the date is variable. In 2015, it is Monday, April 6, and in 2016 it will be on March 28. Easter runs from the first centuries, all throughout the week following … Read More

Easter Water
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Collecting Water Easter is a ritual of Easter. Picking the Easter Water This picking has to be made in the early Easter Sunday morning at sunrise or during the last few minutes before dawn. This water is dipped into a … Read More

Paschal candle
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The paschal candle is a large candle, often decorated with a red cross, blessed and turned on at the beginning of the solemn celebration of the Easter Vigil, Easter night, during which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In … Read More

Popular Easter festivals and traditions
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(Holy Week procession in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.) Many customs dating back to ancient times designed to accommodate the return of spring attached themselves to Easter. The egg is the symbol of germination occurs in early spring. Similarly, the hare … Read More

Religious celebrations of Easter
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Catholic Church (Picture of the Resurrection of Christ by Dieric Bouts) Easter (also called Easter Sunday) is the most important solemnity (just before Christmas) of the Catholic Church, that is to say, it is mandatory to rest and to attend … Read More

Easter date history
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Easter is celebrated as the first feast in the Christian liturgical calendars; it is attested from the second century. It commemorates the Last Supper, the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, events of which the synoptic gospels locate the course during … Read More

Churches in Drobeta Turnu Severin
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  The Catholic Church Who visits the city of Severin will be pleased to enter the spiritual foundations of the Danubian town. The first church was erected in Turnu Severin by its own founders, Major Ion Ciupagea and his wife … Read More

Santa Claus
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Santa Claus is a legendary, archetypal and mythic character, related to Christmas. Although Santa Claus tradition has origins in northern Europe, it is popularized in the United States in the nineteenth century. It is called Father Christmas or Santa Claus … Read More

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