Romanian Coliva Recipe

Coliva decorated with powdered sugar and colored candy.

Tweet Yesterday, in my post about Lazarus’ Saturday (April 11, 2009) I mentioned a special dish, used to celebrate the dead: coliva. Coliva is the Romanian translation of the Greek κόλλυβα (kólliva) and it describes a sweet pudding made of boiled wheat. This “desert” is used liturgically in both Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholic churches. Romania […]

Easter Traditions – Painted Eggs

Tweet Orthodox Easter this year is 27-28th April – at the end of next week. So the next entries will be dedicated to Romanian Easter traditions you are probably not familiar with. Easter is the most important religious celebration in my country. Its traditions go beyond the Christian dogmas, to pagan rituals, myths of creations […]