Last weekend I celebrated my first Orthodox Easter. As some of you may know, I’m half-Romanian but despite visiting every year I have never celebrated their Easter.
So after a bit of planning and lots of excitement, I joined my good friends for lots of Easter fun – and oh boy, what a weekend it was!
I’m not going to bore you with lots of writing and detail, instead I’m going to share with you some photos which simply illustrate what we did. I hope you enjoy…Paşte fericit!
We started our afternoon boiling and painting lots of eggs – we certainly got a bit too carried away with how many to buy!
Of course I wanted to get stuck in and so I gave Adrianna a hand mixing all of the ingredients together – it was a messy job, but we had so much fun!
Time for some sparkles!
And here I am looking super proud and happy with the eggs I helped to decorate.
I certainly was in the Easter spirit as for some reason my scarf matches the eggs!
(L – R), Me, Greta, Adrianna, Cosmin and Alex
We had such an amazing day painting all the eggs and preparing the food.
Shortly afterwards we got ready and headed to the local Orthodox church to light candles, sing and to celebrate Easter…
Apparently, in Romania after Easter it is tradition to carry the lit candle all the way back to your home.
We attempted to do so and along the way discovered the wax had dripped all over our clothes… BUT here is proof that despite numerous relights our candles returned home.
The church service was so interesting and I really enjoyed seeing lots of old friends – whilst singing traditional Easter hymns!
Soon after we arrived back, we popped open a bottle of wine and started to crack the eggs!
As the wine began to flow, we all got the giggles…
I was so pleased and happy to join in with a tradition which I feel I’ve missed out on for some time.
It was definitely great to reach back to my Romanian roots and to celebrate the way all my family and friends do.
A truly great weekend which created some tremendous memories.
Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! x