Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Easter A Week Later Than Most In Bulgaria

It is Easter this Sunday 20th May, one week later than western Europe Australasia and the Americas. It is the second most important religious day of the year and is reflected in the traditions that are held in Bulgaria. Families get together and respect the reasons for Easter, we are not commercalised quite yet.

Bulgarian Easter - Easter is an Important Holiday in Bulgaria

Bulgarian Easter Eggs
Easter in Bulgaria is a strongly celebrated holiday. Red, the predominant color of Bulgarian Easter eggs, is a part of pagan mysticism that pervades Bulgarian culture even today. Red Easter eggs are baked into an Easter loaf, may be blessed at the church, or may be cracked against each other to see who will be the most successful, healthy, or happy during the following year.

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