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How celebrate Easter?

Easter in 2015 fall on April 12. To remind you of traditions of a holiday and to prompt recipes tasty passes and Easter cakes, and also the checked ways of coloring of eggs, we selected the best articles written by our authors. Every day, within a week, you will be waited by new easter material.

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to remind you of traditions of a holiday and to prompt recipes tasty passes and Easter cakes, and also the checked ways of coloring of eggs, we selected the best articles written by our authors. Every day, within a week, you will be waited by the following easter material.

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Easter - the biggest orthodox holiday. The word Easter in translation from Greek means disposal . The revival Christ relieved people of death, gave hope to all of us on eternal life.

Easter is celebrated every year in different dates, but it is obligatory on Sunday. With this day the set of interesting customs and traditions communicates, many of which exist to this day. Easter in 2015 falls on April 12.

In Russia this light day is celebrated since the X century . Easter was always a favourite and public holiday. The Russian people prepared for a holiday the Lent in advance, put the houses in order. On Saturday evening went to festive church service. Shortly before midnight bell-ringing announced approach of minute of Resurrection. Further, under an unceasing ringing of bells, religious procession around the temple was made. The service lasted till the morning. At the end of matins all believers began to welcome each other, exclaiming: Christ revive! and answering Truly revive! kissed and exchanged eggs three times - hristosovatsya . After the termination of a liturgy there was a dedication service of Easter cakes, colored eggs and cottage cheese paskh.

Upon return home believers suited an easter feast, broke the fast. Parents awoke children and everything is amicable, having prayed, tasted the consecrated food. The holiday did not come to an end with it. Gulyanye did not stop forty more days, but the first two weeks were especially widely celebrated.

Custom to paint eggs very ancient. the Russian person, meeting someone, irrespective of ranks and ranks surely had to kiss, treat with it him a colored small egg, with the words Christ revive! on what by all means received the answer Truly revive! . People visited to each other, gave gifts, drove round dances, played easter games.

Favourite entertainment was to ring bells. Everyone could get into holidays on a belltower and call so much how many will wish. Therefore the ringing almost did not abate for all easter days. Today also all people are allowed to call in bells, filling souls with festive mood, pleasure.

Many traditions are live today, despite for many years Soviet power when the holiday was under a ban. Believers also carefully prepare for Easter: clean the apartment, wash windows. Surely paint eggs, bake Easter cakes and Easter. But, of course, first of all, prepare spiritually, observing a seven-week post. At night of Christoff of revival to temples many people so if you expect to get on solemn church service, you leave a bit earlier are flown down. Celebration of Easter also begins with easter vigil.

Church service for many centuries not strongly changed, the joyful, easy and enthusiastic feeling fills everyone who is present at the temple. After service it is possible to hristosovatsya and break the fast. Welcome speeches too did not change at all. Perhaps, only people became fenced more off. Today, probably, not everyone will begin to embrace the stranger on the street, congratulating him on great day as it was once. But try to tell the passerby: Christ revive! and he will surely smile to you in reply: Truly revive! . Because the Russian orthodox soul is live in us!