What Is Being Prepared For Easter

Time for reading: ~5 minutes Last Updated: November 02, 2022
What Is Being Prepared For Easter

Easter is the most joyful of all Christian holidays, because this religious event symbolizes the victory of life over death, the awakening of nature and the beginning of a new life. The celebration of the Resurrection of Christ takes place all over the world with great pomp, with festive processions in the USA and Italy, and, of course, festive tables rich in various delicacies all over the world.

Easter is the happiest of all Christian holidays , as this religious event symbolizes the victory of life over death, the awakening of nature and the beginning of a new life.

The celebration of the Resurrection of Christ takes place all over the world with great pomp, with festive processions in the USA and Italy, and, of course,  festive tables rich in various delicacies all over the world.


After a long abstinence during Lent, many different dishes are prepared for the table . On this day, people visit relatives and receive guests, the festive table should be sumptuous. The symbols of Easter are eggs, chickens, bunnies, nests, greenery and flowers. These items can be used to decorate the table and home.

In every country, it is customary to feast and be treated to various traditional goodies, but almost nowhere can do without Easter bread (which symbolizes the resurrection of Christ) and colored eggs (in many Western countries they are replaced by chocolate eggs), which equate life and rebirth. Easter bread in different parts of the world has different names: in Bulgaria - kozunak, Ukrainians and Moldovans call it paska, in Italy - pane pasquale, however, in most cases, it is based on yeast dough flavored with butter, eggs, dried fruits, nuts, etc. . According to Christian custom, paskas were baked on Good Friday, and on the night from Saturday to Sunday they were consecrated in the church.


A sumptuous festive table

If you want to follow the traditions in everything, then you will have to work hard, because customs dictate to prepare 40 snacks for the festive table on this day , symbolizing 40 days of fasting. Of course, hardly anyone follows this rule today, but in every home, preparations for the holiday begin early. General cleaning is being done in the house, and from Thursday, the preparation of holiday treats will begin. First, eggs are painted, children can be involved in this, they will be interested, and on Friday they bake Easter cakes.

Ritual elements of the festive table

Paska, cheese paska, and dyed eggs are among the ritual snacks that cannot be dispensed with on the festive table .

Cheese paste, which is nothing more than pressed cheese mass in the shape of a pyramid with cream or sour cream, is good for children and can be prepared without baking, which saves time. However, cheese paste can be baked or prepared using the choux method. This type of paska symbolizes Calvary.

It is best to dye eggs with natural dyes: onion peel, vegetable peels or herbal decoctions.


What else to serve to the table for Easter

Other festive dishes are connected not so much with religious customs as with seasonal products and culinary traditions of the region or family. Many families have their own traditional holiday menu, which is updated from time to time with new dishes .

In addition to traditional snacks, after a long abstinence from meat, various dishes prepared from it are served, for example, jello, ham, homemade sausage, meat roll, bigos, various chicken dishes , etc.

Kholodets is a peculiar symbol of the Slavic festive table , it can be prepared from several types of meat. Of course, the festive table cannot be complete without salads and vegetables, fresh or pickled.

Hot dishes

The table for Easter never had many hot dishes , because on the eve of the holiday , everyone, including the hostess, went to church for the night service, that is, festive dishes were prepared in advance. During Easter , the hostess should have fun and relax together with her loved ones, so the table was set mainly with cold dishes : salads, snacks, pies, fish, etc.

Fatty meat dishes must be heated before serving, while meat roll, for example, can be eaten cold.

It is advisable to drink only red wine, as strong drinks do not go well with Easter .


What traditionaldishesare served forEasterin other countries (PREMIUM)

  • In Australia, the traditional Easter menu consists of roasted vegetables and meat, and a meringue cake with fruit is served for dessert: kiwi, oranges, berries. They eat warm sweet buns for breakfast.

  • In Bulgaria, on Easter , they eat lamb cooked with rice or baked in the oven or on a spit, served with various side dishes and a green salad. Of course, you can't do without dyed eggs and kozunak (ceremonial bread).

  • The French eat roast chicken on Easter , and chocolate cakes for dessert.

  • In Greece, they sit down to a table with roasted lamb and red wine on a festive Sunday.

  • Boiled ham is a mandatory attribute of the Hungarian festive table on this day. Hungarians carry it to church in a basket covered with a beautiful towel.

  • In Great Britain, they eat fish or lamb and fragrant raisin rolls with the image of a cross on them for Easter .

  • In Poland, it is traditionally customary to bake baba from yeast dough with a sweet filling and mazurika - shortbread cakes decorated with cream flowers, chocolate sprigs and sugar eggs. They eat sausage and cold meat, which are served with beetroot and horseradish.

  • In Germany, the main dish on the holiday table is baked fish, and cookies of various shapes are served for dessert.

  • The Italian menu for Easter consists of lamb with artichokes, a savory pie with eggs and cheese, a salad of peppers, olives and tomatoes, as well as colomba - an analogue of our pasca, but with almonds, lemon flavor and often a glaze on top.

  • In Iceland, on Easter , they treat themselves to baked vegetables with rice and lamb, and for dessert they enjoy two-color cookies.


Regardless of how they prepare for this bright holiday , Christians around the world gather at the festive table on Easter and celebrate life. Easter  is the native people around, fun, laughter, colored eggs, Paska and a bright celebration that inspires hope for the victory of good over evil.


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