VELYKDEN Easter in Shandro, Alberta, Canada On Good Friday there was clearly a ceremony within the church carrying an ikon of Christ therefore the plashchynytsia (altar cloth) but we never went. On everyone cleaned and groomed themselves and went early to bed saturday. At about 8 o’clock through the night they might awaken, liven up and all go directly to the Ukrainian Orthodox church except mom who was simply left acquainted with a baby that is little.
The males produced bonfire, which warmed the night that is chilly and enjoyed on their own by ringing the church bell. At the beginning of the early morning about four to five A.M., the paska Easter container ended up being endowed and everybody went house for morning meal. They might ‘wash’ a krashanka (red Easter egg to their face), that has been to ensure they are strong. In the event that you did not, the whole tale went that your particular face could be red. After morning meal everyone else decided to go to rest as well as in the afternoon they might awaken and acquire dressed.
Whilst the grownups chatted girls played or danced haivky conventional dances while the boys competed for eggs.
Within the afternoon they might get once more into the church to fulfill buddies and family relations. Whoever had the strongest egg within the competition won the eggs and because eggs had been quite scarce in those times it absolutely was extremely important. The ladies could have a kolach that is small or pysanky and will give them in memory of these dead dads. There was clearly then a service in the church and everyone would go home to supper to eat the blessed food from the easter basket afternoon.
The boys would visit on Easter Monday, wherever there were grown up girls. Weiterlesen