Easter cakes: Some national differences

On the sacred Sunday of Christ, the entire Christian world enjoys feasts and divine services. Easter symbolizes resurrection of Jesus Christ, and in a broader sense - spring, renewal and beginning of a new life. Each person associates with this holiday interesting traditions including culinary features of the festive table. The main symbol of Easter is Easter baking. Every country has its own traditions of celebrating Easter. If you celebrate it, and you will be at this time somewhere abroad, then it would be useful for you to find out what customs are there by inhabitants of other countries.


Easter is celebrated here for two days. The whole family gathers at the table, and the meal begins with a prayer. Easter breakfast consists of consecrated Easter eggs, horseradish, meat and sausages. It is also customary to bake a "Baba". The "Baba" is baked of sweet yeast dough in the huge form, and its filling can be very diverse - from marzipan to chocolate.


Colomba Pasquale is a traditional Italian Easter cake. You are unlikely to find two identical Colomba Pasquale. Each of them has its own recipe. This high dryish pie is made from yeast dough with the addition of grated orange peel, candied fruits or raisins. It can be baked in the form of a dove (literal translation of the Italian name - "Easter Pigeon") and be sprinkled with pieces of almonds and sugar. It turns out a sweet symbol of peace and resurrection.


In Catalonia, whose population aspires for everything in oder to be different from the rest of Spain, the Easter cake is called Mona de Pasqua. This cake is made up of almonds and chocolate and it is decorated generously with Easter eggs, chocolate hares and even toy chicks.


In addition to the painted Easter eggs, the Germans have other symbols of this holiday. For example, there is an Easter rabbit, which is believed, bringing the children coloured eggs. There is also one more symbol - the Easter tree, decorated with eggs. 


Easter traditions in Bulgaria are not so different from Ukrainian and Russian ones. A large number of coloured eggs are spread around a great Easter bread. People "clink glasses" with Easter eggs until one breaks. The luckiest is that one who has the whole Easter egg for the longest time.


Easter is celebrated here in nature. It is believed that on this holiday the air becomes clean, and the water in springs acquires properties similar to the holy water. The main festive dish is a roast lamb or chicken, and it is customary to eat a meringue cake decorated with fruit. Like the Germans, the Australians prepare chocolate eggs for Easter. The most popular are eggs in the form of the Easter rabbit and bilby. Additionally, a festival of large balloons in the form of Easter eggs is held annually.


Merry Easter!

Enjoy your festive meal and Easter cakes!

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Comments: 21
  • #1

    Jacqueline (Thursday, 06 April 2017 10:11)

    Yummy! Sieht alles so lecker aus!

    Freue mich sehr auf die Ostern!

    Danke Dir für den tollen Bericht!

    Hab einen schönen Tag!

    xoxo Jacqueline
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  • #2

    Prakash Hegade (Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:44)

    Good to know! Yummy!

  • #3

    Miriam (Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:50)

    Nice to read about the different Easter traditions - my own little Easter tradition is to bake a nice carrot cake :-)

  • #4

    Lorna (Thursday, 06 April 2017 15:21)

    Germany looks so cool with those cakes! I don't even know what our traditional cake here in the UK is.

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  • #5

    'Sassi (Thursday, 06 April 2017 16:31)

    Danke für den tollen Überblick der verschiedenen Arten von Osterkuchen.
    Das macht ja gleich richtig Lust auf schöne Osterfeiertage mit der Familie.
    Liebe Grüße

  • #6

    Rena (Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:14)

    Was Du alles weißt! Ich gebe zu, ich habe bisher noch nie darüber nachgedacht, ob es in anderen Ländern vielleicht anderes Ostergebäck gibt :) Danke für diesen schönen und informativen Post.

  • #7

    Ashley (Thursday, 06 April 2017 17:45)

    I can't believe Easter is just around the corner!

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  • #8

    Isy (Thursday, 06 April 2017 19:19)

    Lovely post!

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  • #9

    KukAnia (Thursday, 06 April 2017 19:56)

    In Poland we have easter soup „żurek” ;)

  • #10

    orangutan librarian (Thursday, 06 April 2017 23:30)

    Interesting! Looks delicious :)

  • #11

    Anita (Friday, 07 April 2017 16:19)

    All are beautiful and look tasty
    Thank you for nice sharing dear

  • #12

    serena (Friday, 07 April 2017 17:15)

    yummi!! Amazing !!
    I want to try all!

  • #13

    Mary (Friday, 07 April 2017 19:20)

    That’s what I love about blogging, I get to learn about other cultures and traditions. I’m not one of those people that think our traditions are the better than everyone else. Nope, living in the States we are relativity a new country compared to others so it's always fun and exciting to hear about what everyone else is doing on national and international holidays. I would love to join in on a Bulgaria Easter Celebration :) Great post

  • #14

    Isy (Friday, 07 April 2017 20:43)

    Great post!

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  • #15

    Liesbet (Saturday, 08 April 2017 19:58)

    Looks very colorful, but quite unhealthy. I guess that's what the holidays are for, huh? :-) We make our own chocolate chip cookies with dark Belgian chocolate. Still not healthy, but we do know all the ingredients. I think Easter weekend is a good time to make them again! :-)

  • #16

    Moushmi (Sunday, 09 April 2017 16:15)

    Loved reading about it all,
    But those mouth watering delicacies, just wow!!

  • #17

    Synnöve (Friday, 14 April 2017 17:36)

    Ein wirklich schöner Beitrag. Das ist interessant, die verschiedenen Gebäcke zu sehen.
    Viele Grüße, Synnöve

  • #18

    Joanna (Saturday, 22 April 2017 18:17)

    I like very much this post. I know the catalonian "Mona de Pascua", the italian Colomba and the polish Baba. :-)


  • #19

    Karrie / Tasty Ever After (Monday, 01 May 2017 16:35)

    This article was so informative! I didn't know there were so many different Easter cakes and they are so pretty. I'd like to make one of these when we have company over for dinner :)

  • #20

    czerwonafilizanka (Friday, 26 May 2017 00:45)

    look so good

  • #21

    Lisa Russo (Saturday, 01 July 2017 21:28)

    Oh how wonderful the different traditions are. Thanks for sharing them!