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WISHING YOU PEACE AND CONTENTMENT AND HOLY LIGHT THIS EASTER AND ALWAYS !
HAPPY EASTER!
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Easter is the most important event in the Orthodox Christian calendar.
Traditionally, celebrations in Romania begin on the Saturday evening.
Dressed in all their finest clothes :) and holding candles, people gather round the churches. At the Easter Resurrection Mass (Slujba de Inviere) just before midnight, the priest comes out to give a blessing, distribute holy bread and provide the flame from which everyone will light their candles. Suddenly the darkness is lit up and thousands of candles take to the streets.
Everyone tries to keep the flame alive until they arrive home.
There, around the table, the family comes together for a special Easter meal. Roast lamb and home-made cozonac (sponge cake with nuts and poppy seeds) are the traditional dishes.

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