Easter in Russia
In Russia Easter - one of the most popular holidays. According to the number marking it ahead is only New Year and your own birthday. Now it is not so much a religious holiday, as the tradition of uniting not just people of one religion, but a nationality. However, the tradition of celebrating Easter in Russia has survived to our day, and above all this, of course, a visit to vespers service, followed by lighting of festive dishes - eggs, cakes, Easter Sunday.
Cake in Russia is the main holiday table decoration. It’s baked from biscuit dough in different sizes, but always high and round. The top is glazed and powdered with sugar. And at the banquet table is not cut along and across. Now Easter breadsare sold in all stores; but many years ago they were baked by the hostess, and the recipe was passed from one generation to another generation. It is specially put on a clean cloth emphasizing the importance of the procedure. It was believed that if the cake was a success, the family will be fine for the whole year.
Easter is traditionally made from cottage cheese, you add some sour cream, cream, butter and sugar. Top is spread with "H. W., "which means" Christ is risen. "
Traditional Easter cake is reflected in architecture. In St. Petersburg there is a church,that has a temple building round, and bell tower - in the form of four-sided pyramid. This is Holy Trinity Church, which is popularly called the "Easter cake and Easter. “ It is in the prospect of Obukhovskoy Oborony.
In Russia, Easter is also characterized by a variety of games. This, of course, the traditional breaking of eggs (when the eggs are beating each other with sharp ends) and driving them down from hills (the second egg has to hit and move from place the first). These days, fun is popular for kids: on the eve of Easter adults hide small things with surprises in houses or at home. They can be made of paper, cardboard, plastic, wood (or simply to remind the egg shape), and children on Easter morning look for them. Who is the greatest finder is the winner.
People in Russia send each other merry Easter greetings, exchanged eggs, painted in different colours, with bright stickers and bright signs. And it is not a surprise since Easter in Russia is a great Christian holiday.
Kate Kiseleva10 a