Tonight we celebrate the Orthodox Easter (and also the Catholic Easter). I wish you a joyful holiday!
The Romanian Easter is an Orthodox holiday – 86.8 percent of Romanians are Orthodox. So it is very likely all the Easter traditions you will see are Orthodox ones. Easter (or the Resurrection) celebrates Jesus’ ascension to Heaven. This is always a Sunday holiday and the Monday after is usually a free day.
The word for Easter in Romania is Paste, with its other form Pasti. The most commonly known and widespread Easter tradition in Romania is painting eggs – you will find this wherever in Romania you choose to spend Easter. How the eggs are painted will vary from one region to the other – red is the common denominator and the traditional color (it symbolizes Jesus’ blood), but in modern days Easter eggs go in many other colors. Basically, you would boil the eggs and then place them in special egg paint that you can buy in most supermarkets and hypermarket.
But what’s specific to Romania is the tradition of painting the multi-colored eggs, with complicated motifs which vary from region to region. They are usually sold in traditional fairs and some can come up pretty expensive. These are empty egg shells which are each painted manually – it’s a lot of work and not everybody can do this. You can find these painted eggs at the monasteries in Northern Romania, in Moldova, for example.
The traditional food for Easter is anything based on lamb meat. Romanians also bake a cake with cheese, called “Pasca”. The Romanian cake called “cozonac” is also baked for this holiday (and for other holidays as well). A loaf of cozonac and a few red eggs are usually the alms gift, a traditional give away which is believed to feed the souls of those who have died.
The Resurrection itself is celebrated on the nigh before the Easter Day – this year the Orthodox Easter is on April 4. The nigh before that people go to church to light the candle and bring the resurrection light into their homes. On their way back to their homes, people would share the holy candle fire with others.
The belief is that each church gets light from God, with the main source being the holy fire in Jerusalem. This is a miracle which happens each year on resurrection – in the tomb where Jesus was buried, a flame bursts out of nowhere, after a priest says certain prayers. The holy fire is then spread throughout the world. The Romanian Orthodox Church has been bringing the holy fire to Romania too in the last couple of years.
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Nicou (140002) 2014-04-19 6:36
merveilleuse iamge et compo la barrière et ces branches rouge fleuries et quelle vue architecturale de très belle facture sueprbe compo et image quel tons et mise en valeur parfaite.
Bravo et amitié et bonnes fêtes
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-19 7:14
una composizione molto piacevole con colori altrettanto piacevoli.
Al colore beige delle costruzioni si contrappongono le tinte piacevoli delle piante fiorite a creare una composizione che si fa apprezzare per semplicità ed efficacia.
Bella la serie dei colori, lo stesso soggetto e la nitidezza.
Una ottima proposta.
Ciao buon fine settimana e buona Pasqua
serp2000 (43800) 2014-04-19 7:46
Good contribution to the celebrating theme, I like this postcard style, splendid colors, perfect DoF!
I have never been on Malta, but this view reminds me Corfu. TFS!
rychem (34547) 2014-04-19 8:32
Happy Easter to you too!
Beautiful sunny photo with nice composition and great clarity
Have a nice Holiday
ourania (44302) 2014-04-19 8:52
such a lovely and bright picture, a wonderful composition with the impressive church fascinating the viewer with its details and the flowers adding beautiful natural decoration. The light is absolutely delicious and makes the view vibrant and pleasant. The smooth blue backdrop sets off the details and colours superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Easter!
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-04-19 9:07
une belle image printanière pour illustrer Pâques. Une capture réussie avec une très belle lumière sur cette superbe architecture.
cornejo (41337) 2014-04-19 10:33
Hello Daniel, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-19 11:22
Daniel, a beautiful note and an exquisite postcard..both very appropriate for the Easter Day!!
colorful, elegant, traditional simply beautiful!!
my most sincere wishes!!
Cricri (117853) 2014-04-19 12:01
Premier fois que je l'église Ta'Pinu de si près, c'est formidable, l'architecture est vraiment belle, j'aime les fleurs rouges avec la couleur chaude des pierres, très jolie
Joyeuse Pâques a toi aussi
chrislo (4155) 2014-04-19 12:49
Splendid presentation of this lovely chuch bathed in sunlight, standing out so beautifully against the pure blue sky. The exposure is spot on and the composition is most pleasing with the balustrade and the foreground flowers that place us inside the frame nicely and add a bright splash of colour. The sharp lines of the building create a nice geometric pattern and give a graphic touch to the image. Very well done.
Have a happy Easter !
carlo62 (46413) 2014-04-19 13:00
molto bella e luminosa questa immagine, la composizione è splendida, i fiori in primo piano danno un bellissimo tocco di colore, mentre le architetture riempiono il tuo bel taglio verticale.
lousat (89822) 2014-04-19 15:42
Hi Daniel,spectacular capture made with special colors and bright details in the best light,an excellent way to builth a beautiful Easter postcard,i like it and i wish you all the best me too.Luciano
jjcordier (79297) 2014-04-19 23:41
Cet ensemble architectural est superbe et ton cadrage le met très bien en valeur.
emka (95161) 2014-04-19 23:55
Hello Daniel, Today we all celebrate Easter - in West and East. Marvelous view, with beautiful architecture and fantastic bougainvilleas. Superb composition and colours.
Warm regrads MAlgo
COSTANTINO (64178) 2014-04-20 1:47
Hello dear friend
thanks for sharing with us this wondeful
shot to celebrate Happy Easter a great
day many wishes for happiness health
shot with excellent view and
very interesting useful notes
about The Romanian Easter which is
an Orthodox holiday
marabu61 (10775) 2014-04-20 2:59
Impressive and beautiful church with a nice splash of colors added by the flowers. Very fitting subject for easter.
This year we see the unusual combination of both the roman catholic as well as the orthodox easter happening on the same weekend.
I wish you a very happy easter
npecanhuk (74814) 2014-04-20 3:05
Hi! Wonderful details and very beautiful & attractive picture! Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, contrasts, chosen pov and composition are all excellent! Tfs - Congrats ! Happy. Ester! Neyvan
williewhistler (16372) 2014-04-20 4:08
Happy Easter! This is a very bright and cheerful photograph with which to celebrate a most joyful occasion.
The red flowers are delightful.
Kind regards Les.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-20 5:00
this picture has plenty of springtime and Easter mood and I also enjoyed the note your have written. The POV to shoot this church has been wisely chosen and the bright flowers add very much colors and joy to the composition. Very pretty architecture and superbly presented.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Easter!
Sergiom (77323) 2014-04-20 5:52
Une image comme je les aime. Quelle belle contre plongée en passant par les fleurs pour atteindre le clocher qui se dresse dans un ciel bleu parfait.
Silvio1953 (140778) 2014-04-20 6:06
ciao Daniel, great view of fantastic Church, beutiful composition with lovely flowers in _FG, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SWEETFREEDOM (24617) 2014-04-21 0:50
excellent composition with the flowers in fg and the interesting buildings in the bg. i like the contrast of colors and details.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-21 3:27
a truly artistic shot this. Love the warmth of the light and the gloriously placed elements that make it both captivating and beautiful. Awesome image!
Have a good week - B.
Gigidusud (20825) 2014-04-24 9:50
Excellent POV and great framing on this beautiful Church on the blue sky background . I like the flowers on FG, the vertical format and the splendid light. Well done!
delpeoples (57278) 2014-04-29 2:41
A beautiful summery scene. I love the Bougainvillea, and how it contrasts with the sandstone and green colours. The perspective is excellent, as is the sharpness and composition.
miumiu (6113) 2014-05-15 2:19
Fantastic vivid, warm colours. The composition is beautiful as well.
Have a nice day
adores (45029) 2014-05-27 14:52
Good shot! I like the architecture and the colours and the bougainvilleas are surely a good and colourful foreground.