Moldova Memorial Easter

Moldova Memorial Easter (Moldova Grave-Visiting Day)

Monday after Easter Monday
The most prevalent religion in Moldova is Christianity; in fact, almost half of the population belongs to the Eastern Orthodox Church. The two most important religious holidays in Moldova are Christmas and Easter. The day of Orthodox Easter changes from year to year, falling on the first Sunday after the first new moon following the day of the spring equinox. A six-week fast precedes the holiday, and the traditional foods served on Easter are similar to those served on Christmas.
In Moldova, the Easter celebration lasts two days—Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, which is the official public holiday. One week after Easter Monday is Memorial Easter. On this day, people visit and take care of the graves of their deceased relatives.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Piata Marii Adunari 1
MD-2033, mun
Chisinau Republica Moldova
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