Asked by: Loyce Olmedaasked in category: General Last Updated: 9th June, 2020
Does Russia have Easter?
Thereof, do they celebrate Easter in Russia?
Easter Celebrations and Traditions in Russia. The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Easter according to the Orthodox calendar, and so it can occur in April or May. Like many countries in Eastern Europe, Russians celebrate Easter with decorated eggs, special foods, and customs.
how do Russian Orthodox celebrate Easter? Russians rarely stay at home on Easter; this holiday is all about family gatherings and festive dinners. So throughout the day people exchange Easter eggs, kiss each other on the cheek three times, and often say “Christ is risen!” to each other, responding with “He is truly risen!”
In this way, what is Easter called in Russia?
Easter is called Paskha in Russian. It comes from Jewish word Pasque which means Passing with Christ to the other life. Easter Sunday is a very happy and holy occasion for Russian Orthodox Christians.
Why is Russian Orthodox Easter different?
In Russia Easter is usually celebrated later than in the West. This happens because Easter dates are determined by different calendars. The Russian–Orthodox church uses the old Julian calendar, whereas the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches switched to the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century.