All posts tagged: Easter celebrations

Our Easter Tree Tradition

We started having an Easter tree last year.I wish I could say it is for Emma’s sake only but it would be a lie. I love putting it up and decorating it, so it is for my sake as well as hers :-). I love Christmas trees and since last year at Easter we had such a cold spell, with snow and stormy weather, it seemed appropriate to have an Easter tree too. Which proved a bit confusing up to a point but hey, that’s another story… Last year Alex found a tree branch which had been cut off and we decorated that as our Easter tree. This year we decided to upcycle our optic fiber Christmas tree and use it instead of a real branch. Works a wonder and on dark evenings we have the option to light it up, a bit weird but looks lovely when sitting with a cup of tea in the living room. My decorations have been exclusively bought from bargain shops, as you can see in the picture, at …

Easter week in Romania

Prohodul Domnului/Jesus’ Burial If I was in Romania the week before Easter there would be a flurry of activity in the house( cleaning, cooking…etc) but also high attendance to evening services that remind us of Jesus’ death and finally resurrection. I miss the latest part, all the singing along frinds and family, all the sadness and then all the joy… I am sharing a video today. They normally sing all this long song (I don’t remember how many verses, around 57 maybe or more!) on the “Holy Friday” over the period of a couple of hours. And it’s all about Jesus’ death!