Bulgarian Easter

Hristos Voskrese, happy Easter! 🐣

When in Bulgaria

The Orthodox Christian celebrates Easter according to the Julian calendar. The Orthodox countries on Balkan have many similarities when it comes to the Easter celebration, however there are local variations of the feast. No matter if you are religious or not, there are certain traditions that still lives on in the Bulgarian modern life with focus on the food and the symbolism of eggs. 

Going-around-the-church-on-Easter-in-Bulgaria Photo: http://followthesisters.com/how-we-celebrate-bulgarian-easter/

Bulgaria and the Orthodox Church

The Palm Sunday is the beginning of the Bulgarian Orthodox Easter and the Holy Week. The Maundy Thursday is dedicated to eggs and egg painting (more information further down in the article), and on the 5th day of the Holy Week, Bulgarians commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Bulgarian Orthodox Churches holds many liturgies connected to the suffering of Jesus on the cross on the mornings of the Good Friday and reading from the Gospels. The fasting is very strict on this day, at the same…

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