Easter is the greatest Christian holiday. It represents the day when the Lord Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead, defeated death, and gave all eternal life to all the people from Adam and Eve to the last man on earth.
Easter belongs to mobile holidays, and it is celebrated after the Jewish Passover, in the first week after the full moon, on the day of the spring solstice, or immediately after it, never before that equinox. The earliest it can be celebrated on 1st of May, and the latest on 4th of April, or no later than 8th of May – according to the new calendar
Easter is also associated with beautiful customs in the Christian world, and so with the Serbs, this holiday is related to the custom of giving eggs. The egg is a symbol of the renewal of nature and life. And as the burning Yule log gives a special charm to the Christmas night, the same, red egg means joy for both of those who give it and who receives it. It is one of the most beautiful and happiest Serbian customs that has not eradicated, even in the cities. Hard working housewife in a Christian house, according to the established tradition, the paints eggs in red on Good Friday, the day when nothing else should be done, but all the thoughts of a Christian are addressed to the terrible event of Christ’s innocent suffering and humiliation, on Golgotha and Jerusalem.
When the day of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ comes, from all the bell towers of the Orthodox temples is celebrated by loud ring bells ring for a long time to announce the arrival of a great holiday. The host with her family goes to the church to attend the Easter service. After the service, the people greet each other with the words: “Hristos Vaskrese!” and “Vaistinu Vaskrse!” This greeting lasts until Spasovdan.
To all Christian people celebrating – Happy Ester, “Hristos Vaskrese!”