Everyone, rich or poor, dresses in their best clothing; some are dressed in national costumes and attend to the midnight church service. Candles are lit from the priest to each person throughout the service, solemnly utter “Jesus Christ has resurrected” and sing prayers. After the service there is a multitude of flaring lit candles- a most uplifting and touching sight – where people clink Easter eggs with beautiful dyed or exquisitely painted shells.
Romanians paint eggs especially in red, symbolizing the blood of Jesus, but in many regions of Romania, painting and decorating Easter eggs is a real art. They are decorating the eggs with folk motifs symbolizing renewal a...
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