Easter

Russian Easter Foods and Traditions

By |2019-04-04T21:04:19+00:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Easter, Holiday Ideas, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Today is the Russian Easter, or Pascha as it is more commonly known across Russian-speaking countries. Celebrated in most of Eastern Europe. It is a lively holiday that marks the resurrection of  Jesus Christ and the coming of Spring. These days in Russia, Pascha is more than a question of faith - it is a celebration [...]

Cottage Cheese Paskha (Easter Cake)

By |2018-04-07T13:59:48+00:00April 7th, 2018|Categories: Easter, Uncategorised|

For Orthodox Christians Easter is one of the most anticipated holidays after the New Year and Christmas. This bright spring holiday is preceded by a great preparation. It involves not only a great fast, during which each person strives to become a little better, do good deeds and fill his heart with love. But people [...]

Easter Bread Kulich Recipe

By |2019-04-17T15:01:11+00:00April 9th, 2017|Categories: Easter, Food|Tags: , , |

It just wouldn’t be Easter Sunday in Russia without Kulich. This tall, cylindrical sweet bread is the centerpiece of a traditional Easter feast. Not to be confused with paskha, a molded sweet cheese dessert made with farmer cheese and dried fruit. Kulich is a delicious combination of bread and cake. Soft and buttery, with a [...]

All-Natural Easter Egg Dye Recipes

By |2016-04-10T12:21:02+00:00April 10th, 2016|Categories: Easter, Holidays|Tags: , , , |

Traditional and all-natural dye recipes for Easter egg coloring are all the rage now. In line with Russian Orthodox Church customs, Holy Thursday (also known as Maundy Thursday) is considered the best day to decorate Easter eggs.  This week we’re introducing tried and true tips and tricks for all-natural Easter Egg dye recipes. Tips for Prepping Easter [...]

Why are Easter dates different?

By |2013-03-30T23:45:14+00:00March 30th, 2013|Categories: Cook Academy, Easter, Holidays|Tags: , |

Many holidays are different in the Russian and Western cultures with most of the differences coming from the fact that the two worlds used separate – the Gregorian and the Julian - calendars. There is Christmas (December 25th and January 7th) and New Year’s (January 1st and January 13th), as well as some other, not quite [...]

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Russian Easter

By |2012-04-10T23:44:51+00:00April 10th, 2012|Categories: Easter, Holidays|Tags: |

While Western Christians celebrated Easter on April 8, Eastern Christians have yet to prepare for this great holiday. This difference occurs because Orthodox Christians use the old Julian calendar, but Catholics and Protestants use the newer Gregorian one, named after Pope Gregory XIII who introduced it in 1582. Another interesting fact is that Russian Easter falls [...]

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Are You Ready for Easter?

By |2012-04-04T23:44:51+00:00April 4th, 2012|Categories: Cook Academy, Easter, Holidays|Tags: |

It’s time to get ready for Easter, the most important religious event for Christians and a great holiday for everyone. Celebration of Easter goes far beyond church and encompasses such household traditions as special greetings, meals, decorations and games. Most Easter customs are similar in different cultures. Egg Decorating and Hiding In [...]

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Great Lent

By |2001-04-08T17:38:42+00:00April 8th, 2001|Categories: Easter, Holidays|Tags: |

Tradition of the Great Lent originates from ancient Christian church and is kept only in Orthodox. Lent is called Great because of its importance and is kept in memory of 40 day lent of Jesus Christ who, after his baptism, retired in a desert. Great Lent is the longest (49 days) and strictest. It is recommended [...]

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Easter Painted Eggs

By |2001-04-03T23:38:42+00:00April 3rd, 2001|Categories: Easter, Holidays|Tags: , , , |

Since old times Easter symbols have been eggs and Kulichi (Easter cakes). An egg is considered the most ancient pagan token of resurrection. Painted eggs are the traditional attribute of Easter breaking of the fast. The tradition of presenting painted eggs to the Day of Jesus Resurrection comes from very old times. By the twelfth century [...]

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Easter meal

By |2001-04-01T16:38:24+00:00April 1st, 2001|Categories: Cook Academy, Easter, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Easter is celebrated on 15 of April this year. On the first Easter day, as on Christmas, priests came to houses of the faithful and served public prayer. All relatives and friends visited to congratulate each other during this day. They were invited to the table to enjoy Easter dishes. The table groaned with food: ham, [...]

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