Hello dear guests! Easter is coming soon and we have collected some news about it for you.
Cristian traditions are reviving nowadays. Our parents and grandparents lived in the times of the USSR when religion was not popular at all. Not many people visited the church and there was not much respect to religious traditions and customs.
We decided to find out what the correct way for preparing for Easter in Russia is. In ancient times the preparation was proper. Especially the week previous to Easter was very important. Firstly, it was the last and the strictest week of Great Lent.
Secondly, within this week every day was meant for doing something. Monday was supposed to be occupied with a thorough cleaning of the house. Tuesday was meant for washing and ironing the clothes. Also the menu for Easter was made up on Tuesday. On Wednesday Christians went to the church and dealt with buying and preparing products they are going to use for cooking some special Easter dishes and finishing all the housework.
The second part of the week was more important than the first one. Thursday is called Clean Thursday by Christians because all things around the house were supposed to be finished by then. Beginning from Thursday people could devote their thoughts and activities to visiting the church and praying. Also Easter cakes “Kulichi” were usually made on Thursday evening to have more time on Friday. Usually a big church service was held on Friday and Christians eat only bread and drink only water on Friday. On Saturday Easter cakes and colored boiled eggs are sanctified in the church. Easter eggs –“kulichi” symbolize joy and red-colored eggs mean consecration and new life, the blood of Christ.
Easter services begin on Saturday night and last the whole night. After them there begin Easter the greatest and the most important holiday for all religious people.0