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Easter holidays
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Easter holidays

April holidays for many nations are connected with Easter, celebrated in the Russian culture. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, where he stepped on roads covered for him with palm hunches. In Russia symbolizing those branches willow twigs are used to honor the day. Holy Thursday is dedicated to the Last Supper and the events leading up to Christ's crucifixion. Easter is “the Feast of feasts". The tradition states the importance of visiting a temple and solemn ceremonies, coloring eggs. This attribute was used as a gift or even a game element. These days due to a lot of folk traditions, dating back to pre-Christian rituals, including lots of other rituals.

Komi-Permiaks believed in magical power of festive items: lashing the cattle with willow twigs protected from troubles$ shells of Easter eggs, bread and salt on the Great Thursday become healing. During that days Mari people prayed to the pagan gods and made evil spirits our of the villages. Bashkirs and Tatars had the period for future telling, interesting especially for girls, who wanted to know about their marriages. The tradition of painting eggs red was popular for May Festivals.

 

The full text of the article about Easter holidays read in the journal Welcome to Perm on visitperm.ru

 
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