Do you know all the Easter customs? Spice up this year’s Spring Break with lesser-known traditions and keep you and your friends entertained

Although Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays, we all celebrate it, including unbelievers. It’s the holidays heralding the start of spring, and who wouldn’t rejoice? There are many traditions and customs associated with Easter, do you know them all?






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coloring eggs

The main tradition is the coloring of eggs – that is, Easter eggs. They decorate every home, but at the same time the singers reward them. Hard-boiled eggs are dyed, but some coloring methods are also used for puffed eggs. And why eggs? They are a symbol of birth and fertility.






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Knit pomlázek and feast

Another classic custom is to knit pomlázek and then sing. The boys confuse four, but also twelve willow twigs, and on Easter Monday they go to feast with the girls, who “peel” themselves with the pompom, thereby ensuring the girl’s youth and beauty. Caroling is accompanied by traditional nursery rhymes, and the girl rewards the boy with Easter eggs, sweets, and sometimes a colored ribbon, which he ties to the caroler at the end of the pom-pom.

find eggs

Another tradition is to hide eggs and other sweets in the garden or in the house. Parents hide eggs behind trees or other objects, and children go in search of them on Easter Monday. At the same time, the parents encourage the children to burn, and after a close approach to the egg, they shout to burn. For older children, you can diversify your search with various puzzles.






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Easter games

soufflé – a game for which you will need a straw and ideally popped eggs. Children must blow the egg from start to finish by blowing through the straw. Whoever gets it to the finish line first wins.

Run with an egg – This game requires a spoon and an egg. With the egg on the spoon, you have to run from start to finish without the egg falling. Various obstacles can be added for difficulty.

Knock – two players standing facing each other holding an egg in their hands and tapping each other with their spikes. The one whose egg does not crack wins.

Rolling – let the eggs roll down the hill. The winner is the one who rolls the egg the farthest.

Launch – players compete against each other. One throws and steps back, the other has to catch the egg and the game repeats until an egg drops.

Soot sweep

According to Christians, the soot should be swept from the chimney on Ugly Wednesday. So if you heat yourself with wood or coal, you can also practice this tradition. All cleaning before Easter must also be completed on that day.

Green dishes and dew wash

On Maundy Thursday, do not clean and try to cook or bake green dishes. According to this tradition, green foods will bring you health all year round. It is also customary on this day to wash in the morning with spring dew, as this guarantees beauty.






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Roast

The Easter tradition is also baking.

  • Lamb – Among the most popular pastries at Easter is especially baked lamb, which adorns the festive table. The lamb is covered in chocolate and optionally decorated with a ribbon. It symbolizes innocence and purity. Christians in the lamb see Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for the world and was martyred.
  • Mazanec – Another popular delicacy is flatbread, which is baked on White Saturday. The dough is the same as for Christmas and you can add raisins or nuts. While it was once made in a savory variant, today no one knows it other than as a sweet pastry.
  • Judas – they are usually baked on Maundy Thursday and their shape resembles a tangled roll. They symbolize the rope that Judas hung himself after betraying Jesus.

Holy Week

Holy Week commemorates the last days of Jesus Christ, his death and at the same time resurrection. This week begins on Sunday in May and ends on Easter Sunday.

  • Palm Sunday – The holy day begins on this day, and it is the Sunday in May announcing the arrival of Jesus in Jerusalem, where he was welcomed and glorified. On that day, masses are held in the churches, where the passions on the death of Jesus are read. The tradition on this day is that twigs are brought to Mass – ideally cats, which are then consecrated.
  • green thursday – That day, Jesus attended the Last Supper with the apostles and was betrayed by Judas. The bells that fly to Rome stop ringing here on Maundy Thursday. Until White Saturday, groans are heard in the streets and housewives clean at home.
  • Good Friday – On Good Friday, a trial took place with Jesus, whom they tortured, whipped and crucified. We should fast on this day – at least not eat meat.
  • White Saturday – That day, Jesus was already buried in the tomb and was saddened. There were no services and people were praying in the afternoon. After dark, the bells return to the church. On White Saturday, Easter candles are lit, balls and lambs are baked. Housewives with children also color eggs, and men knit pomlázky.
  • the day of Christmas – The tomb of Jesus was found empty that day. For God’s sake, the resurrection of Jesus and a hope are celebrated. In the past, people wore the best clothes and went to mass. Even today, on this day, various dishes are brought to the church, which are consecrated. The feast of God also symbolizes the end of the fast and the beginning of the celebrations.
  • Easter Monday – The men sing on Mondays and the women reward them with Easter eggs or sweets. Somewhere today, women are still watering the ice.






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Natural way to color Easter eggs.  Source: Pexel


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