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This year’s Easter Triduum will be different

For Christians around the world, Thursday night marks the end of the 40-day fast and the beginning of the Easter Triduum culminating on Easter Sunday. Believers are about to celebrate Easter, the most important holiday of the Catholic Church. Although it is usually celebrated within the family and includes visits to church, the epidemic has changed this tradition.

In 2012, pisanice from Bela Krajina were entered on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovenia

In 2012, pisanice from Bela Krajina were entered on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Slovenia | Author Sinfo

The Chrism Mass, traditionally held on Easter Thursday morning, is where priests renew their priesthood vows while bishops consecrate the holy chrism made of olive oil, which is then used for baptisms and confirmations. This Chrism Mass has been postponed to the time after the end of the coronavirus epidemic.

Leaders of religious communities in Slovenia urged believers to stay at home during the Easter holidays and help reduce the burden on healthcare.

In connection with the Easter period, Slovenia also has its very own Easter customs. You can read about them here.

Also children look forward to Easter period because it is the time for pirhi – the painting of hard-boiled or blown eggs. More about Slovenian Easter games you can read it here. 

You are nevertheless invited to visit the slovenia.si website and browse the recipes for some traditional Slovenian Easter dishes, such as gorenjska prata, pletenice and pajtičke.

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