I had a long conversation with author Bee Wilson about Romanian Easter traditions and especially about the food we love to make on this religious occasion.
The richness of Easter traditions in Romania has to do with the elaborate religious observances and with food that is steeped in symbolism. ‘Paştele’ – Easter is the most important religious celebration in our Orthodox calendar, perhaps even more important than Christmas. It is usually 2 weeks after the one in the UK but there are years when it happens at the same time. This is due to two separate religious calendars and the way they count the days from Christmas to Easter.
It is also the only time when we eat lamb in Romania, and people buy a whole lamb to prepare it in different delicious dishes served on Easter Sunday and Monday.
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