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Hungary Celebrates Easter – Gallery!

Tamás Székely 2015.04.06.
photo: Zsolt Czeglédi - MTI

There are many customs and traditions surrounding Easter in Hungary and most of them are about celebrating spring and rebirth, above all the resurrection of Jesus. In Hungary Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays. Among others egg decorating had become a form of art and it’s still part of the Easter celebrations today. Traditional Easter meals include boiled smoked ham, horseradish, boiled eggs, potato salad and Easter bread.

On Easter Sunday the Easter bunny brings presents for the kids, which they have to find during the Easter egg hunt. On Easter Monday the boys visit the girls, reciting a poem and dousing them with water or parfume. In exchange for the sprinkling (locsolás) the girls would reward their visitors with Easter eggs, chocolate treats and a shot of pálinka.

via slideshow photos: MTI cover photo: Zsolt Czeglédi – MTI