Easter- resurection of Jesus Christ- painting eggs

The central celebration of this calendar cycle, also found in the archaic register of holidays as New Year Spring represents the victory of light over darkness, of life over death. Easter is preceded by a strict fast for 7 weeks. In the middle of the fast eggs are chosen forpainting. The holiday preceding Easter, “Passions’ Week” is loaded with special symbolism: harsh fast starts, religious services called Denii are held every evening, Maundy Thursday (when eggs are painted), Barren Friday (Mourning over Jesus Christ), Saturday preceeding Resurrection. The night of the resurrection is accompanied in Botosani by the belief that heaven is open, that dead return to their homes, etc.
The phrase “Easter of the proud” as opposed to “the Christmas of the full” is still valid today: each family member must get a new piece of clothing.

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