PowerPoint Show by Doina Music: Dumitru Farcas (Romania) Romanian Orthodox Easter
Easter is a great religious celebration all over the Christian world because it commemorates the Crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus. This celebration is an opportunity for keeping alive many beautiful customs. In the countries where the Orthodox Church is predominant as Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine there are specific old traditions that cannot be found elsewhere. In Romania we call this religious holiday Paste . this moment is special because people feel again in their hearts the miracle of Resurrection and remember their dead relatives. In many regions they go to the cemeteries and make charity donations to the beggars or poor ones. People use to pray for their dead relatives all Saturdays before the holy night by going to the church with special food and cakes. Also in this period of time there are forbidden merry customs as weddings or baptism feasts. At the countryside, the housewife cleans everything in her house or in her garden, washes the curtains and carpets, weaves fabrics for new clothes and buy all necessary things for the special dishes she will cook two or three days before the holy night of Resurrection.