Siuda Baba, a person appearing on the Easter Monday in only a few villages in southern Poland, is a great example of how bits of the informations about the old religions and customs were carried on by rural communities over the long centuries and how they survived in a form of local folklore traditions.
The tradition most likely goes back to the 14th century, but it likely also has pre-Christian origins connected to the March equinox and the coming of spring – water being a symbol of life and renewal. Similar traditions can be found all around Central and Eastern Europe, with Поливаний понеділок (Watering Monday) in Ukraine, Oblévačka in Czech, Oblievačka in Slovak and Vízbevető in Hungary. It’s also known as ‘Dyngus Day’ in Polish communities outside Poland.
A new high-resolution scan of The Last Supper gives a crystal clear look at the famous painting. Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the finest artists and thinkers of all time. He created works that have endured for centuries, like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, the latter of which is thought to be the greatest depiction of a Biblical scene in all western European art. In it, Jesus and his 12 disciples are eating literally Christ’s last meal, and it was painted as a mural on a wall at a Dominican monastery by the great painter in 1498, in Milan.
Orthodox Christians in Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and other countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter or Pascha.
The Running of the Wine Horses is a fantastic fiesta to attend, it takes place on the same day every year; the 2nd May. The fiesta, known in Spanish as the ‘Caballos del Vino’ has been declared as being of International Tourist Interest and is a well worth enjoying. It starts on 1st May and continues until 5th May. There are lots of parades, processions and re-enactments aside from the main event of the actual running of the wine horses.
Orthodox Easter for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 2.
Many countries around the world celebrate Orthodox Easter like Romania, Republic of Macedonia, Lebanon, Cyprus, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Russia.
Santo Encuentro or procession of the Encuentro is the name of one of the religious celebrations of Holy Week in Spain.
As if it were a DIRECT, the HOLY WEEK OF SEVILLE 2021 was suspended due to the pandemic that plagues the world, “La Saeta” launches a series of SPECIAL EDITION videos with the days of each day. Enjoy from the day of Dolores Friday until Easter Sunday from the channel “La Saeta” with the videos that we have recorded from 2015 to 2019 in order of schedules of the day.
Europe Renaissance wishing everyone a Happy Easter!
Let us remember the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection and His endless love. Wishing you all of the Lord’s blessings on this special day.
“The initiative for the union of Europe will emerge from the street, not from the state. Tomorrow’s great man will be he who makes Europe.” Gaston Riou, Europe, My Homeland. 1928.