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Get ready for a one-of-a-kind Easter celebration in Romania

It is one of the most important holidays in the country
  • April 21, 2019 10:00
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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If you’re are spending Easter in Romania, get ready for a one-of-a-kind celebration which blends in hundred-year-old traditions with delicious food. Almost 90% of Romanians are of Orthodox confession and Easter is one of the most important religious holidays in the country.

The Easter lent is the longest of all four main lent periods in Romania and lasts for forty days plus the week before Easter (the Passion Week). During this time, people give up meat and dairy products almost entirely. After fasting for so long, it’s no surprise most Romanians look forward to enjoying all the scrumptious food included on the Easter menu. Food is a big part of the holiday, with families and friends breaking bread together for Sunday lunch or dinner as a way to commemorate the revival of Christ.

  • Dyed Eggs - you can’t have Easter without eating at least a couple of hard-boiled eggs.
  • Roast lamb steak -usually served with spring roasted vegetables.
  • Drob - a lamb organs’ haggis with vegetables and boiled-eggs center.
  • Pasca - a special kind of pastry with a sweet cheese filling.
  • Red wine - there’s nothing which accompanies lamb stake better than a glass of chilled red wine, especially if it’s produced locally by villagers or by one of the iconic wineries in Romania.