About Easter in Serbia

In Serbia, Easter means lots of traditions: spending time with your loved ones, fasting, colouring eggs and praying. For some, it starts 40 days before the holiday with a fast that lasts until Easter itself. During that period, observant members of the Orthodox church don’t eat animal products. The period is intended to purify Christians’ bodies and minds. That is how they prepare themselves for the communion that takes place on the morning of Easter Sunday.

For those less devoted meanwhile, the festivities start on Lazar’s Saturday, this day marks Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem.

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