Dočakali smo veliko noč. Vir: Pixabay
Dočakali smo veliko noč. Vir: Pixabay

Easter Monday is a time to socialize

Easter is finally here! Are you enjoying the holiday?

Easter is the biggest and oldest Christian holiday and is celebrated all over the world.

On this holiday, Christians remember Christ’s resurrection and celebrate the victory of life over death.

It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon of Spring.

Easter is, above all, a time when the whole family gathers and old customs come to life!

In Slovenia, the festive table is full of Easter delicacies that have probably been made with great care by mothers and grandmothers.

Easter could also be called a real culinary holiday since it marks the end of the fasting period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. 

During Lent, the 40 days before Easter, there are no meat or meat products on the menu.

Instead, turnips, cabbage, and other vegetable minestrone or barley stew are served.

Easter goodies.  Source: Profimedia
Easter goodies. Source: Profimedia

One of the most important Easter traditions in Slovenia is the blessing of the baskets on Holy Saturday, the day before the traditional Easter breakfast.

Velika noč. Foto: Rebecca Svetina
Photo: Rebecca Svetina

The next day, on the festive Sunday, the table is filled with the already-blessed, traditional Easter dishes.

The dishes usually include potica (Traditional Slovenian Nut Roll), ham, horseradish, and of course Easter eggs!

The whole family usually gathers for Easter breakfast.

In Slovenia yesterday was Easter Monday – the day after Easter. It’s a day off and customarily a time to go on trips, visit friends, and socialize.

Many games are also connected with Easter traditions.

Easter holidays can be a lot of fun.  Source: Adobe Stock
Easter holidays can be a lot of fun. Source: Adobe Stock

Some prepare scavenger hunts – they often hide eggs around the house or in the garden.

Velika noč. Foto: Rebecca Svetina
Photo: Rebecca Svetina

In addition to egg hunts, there are a lot of other games with Easter eggs!

For example, try rolling, smashing, or aiming at Easter eggs!

Since Easter Monday is a day for socializing, you can spend it with your friends on a nice one-day trip!

The weather is just right!

Points to Consider

  1. What’s your favorite way to decorate Easter eggs?
  2. Do you know how to make potica (Traditional Slovenian Nut Roll)?
  3. How many chocolate eggs have you eaten this year?


The original version of this article was published on April 10th.

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Svetina is an English translator, EFL educator, and graphic designer. She is an American who has lived in Slovenia since 2008. She loves hiking and traveling with her family.

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