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Easter: what date does it fall on and where did the most famous traditions come from?

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Easter is one of the most important church holidays. They also have a number of traditions associated with them. In particular, traditiol pompoms and carols or egg dyeing are among those that even non-believers cannot miss. The date of Easter is flexible and can be between March 22 and April 25.

  • Easter date
    Easter 2023
    Easter in later years
  • Shop Hours
  • Easter customs
    Pompom and Carol
    Easter Egg
  • church tradition
    Palm Sunday
    Blue Monday and Gray Tuesday
    Ash Wednesday
    Green Thursday
    good friday
    white saturday
    Easter Sunday

when is easter

The date of Easter is variable. It occurs from the first full moon after the verl equinox (March 21). Easter falls on the first Sunday after this full moon.

Easter 2023

  • Good Friday – April 7
  • Easter Sunday – April 9
  • Easter Monday – April 10th.

Easter in 2024 and beyond

Year good friday Easter Sunday Easter Monday
2024 March 29 March 31 April 1
2025 March 18 20 April The 21st of April
2026 April 3 April 5 April 6
2027 26 March March 28 March 29
2028 14th of April April 16 April 17
2029 March 30 April 1 April 2
2030 April 19 The 21st of April April 22
2031 April 11 April 13 14th of April
2032 26 March March 28 April 29
2033 April 15 April 17 April 18th

Easter opening hours

Easter has two public holidays. But while shops remain open on Good Friday, they must remain closed on Easter Monday.

Easter customs

Easter is the peak of the church liturgical year. At the same time, however, their origin goes back to the time before the spread of Christianity. In ancient times, the date of Passover coincided with the Jewish holiday of Pesach. At the same time, their time, close to the verl equinox, led to the fact that in many places, including the Czech Republic, part of the origil pagan celebrations of the beginning of spring were preserved on Easter.

Easter pom-pom and carol

The traditiol symbol of Easter in the Czech Republic is the Easter Monday anthem and the associated pomzols and painted eggs.

The pomlazhka is usually knitted from young willow twigs. Then we traditiolly walk with her on Monday mornings. According to tradition, spanking with a willow rod should give the girls a piece of spring freshness. The anthem is traditiolly rewarded with dyed eggs, pentles, sweets, but often also alcohol.

In some parts of the Czech Republic, the so-called douche is also associated with the poof, when either carolers throw water on girls from whom they do not receive enough money, while in other places it is about protecting girls from carolers. Similar customs offices also operate in Poland, Hungary or Slovakia.

Easter Egg

Colored eggs have been associated with Easter since early Christianity. However, Christians accepted decorated eggs only as a symbol. Painted eggs were known to the ancient Romans.

Eggs are most often decorated with simple batik or wax relief. However, there are more complex techniques, such as gluing straw, wire or trimming.

Church Easter tradition

For Christians, Easter week is one of the most important parts of the liturgical year. It symbolizes the last week of the life of Jesus Christ.

It starts on Palm Sunday which is also the last Sunday of Lent. It is dedicated to the return of Jesus to Jerusalem. Services on this day are associated with a procession to the church with branches or earrings, symbolizing palm leaves, with which people greeted Jesus in Jerusalem.

This is followed by Blue Monday and Gray Tuesday. Unlike other days, these days are not associated with any ceremonies.

The week continues with Sosomething or Black or Ugly Wednesday.. Christians remember the betrayal of Judas Iscariot, who on that day betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. According to tradition, chimneys were cleaned on this day to drive away evil forces.

Green Thursday is a reminder of the last supper of Jesus. It is also the eve of the Easter triduum, the last three days of the Easter week, which are the culmition of the liturgical year of the Christian churches. Maundy Thursday is also known for the fact that church bells fall silent during it, which, according to legend, fly to Rome. She will be heard for the last time during the evening mass.

good friday remembrance of the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross, the so-called passions. Holy Mass is not celebrated on this day. At the same time, funerals are not allowed on this day.

Masses are not held even during White Saturdays. On this day, Lent ends. After sunset, the Easter Vigil is celebrated, a service dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. At the same time, church bells will ring again during this service.

The Paschal Liturgy and the entire liturgical year come to an end with Fr. Easter Sunday when the feast of the Resurrection of the Lord is celebrated. This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Where to go for Easter

At the same time, thanks to the long weekend, Easter provides an opportunity to travel. Easter markets are especially popular. Various Easter events are also organized by museums of folk culture or administrators of castles and castles.

Source: Blesk

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