Easter in Western Christian

For believers, Easter (Easter) — celebration of Christ's resurrection. But the roots of this holiday are deep and are associated with pre-Christian cult of the dying and rising gods of vegetation, revered in ancient East. By its very nature, is an ancient celebration of spring awakening of nature, reinterpreted in the spirit of Christian legends on European soil.

Morning of Easter Sunday after church children and youth is at home with songs and greetings, similar to Christmas carols. Among the most popular Easter fun playing with colored eggs: they throw at each other, rolled down an inclined plane, crash, scattering shell. Colored eggs are exchanged relatives and friends, godparents give their children godson, girls — lover, in exchange for a palm branch.

During the entire Easter week to attend services at churches, street performances going on religious themes.