This is one of the most beloved church holidays among children, as on the day, church floors are covered with flowers known as vrbica (purple loosestrife).
Many Serbs make wreaths out of vrbica and place them on their front doors for good luck, while children wear little bells around their necks as a symbol of Jesus’s coming.Sections Agriculture Applied sciences Arts Belief Business Chronology Culture Education Environment Geography Health History Humanities Language Law Life Mathematics Nature People Politics Science Society Technology Original courtesy of Wikipedia: — Please support Wikipedia.This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia.A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.The central celebration of the season for Serbs is on Easter Sunday, which iscelebrated by Orthodox believers on April 20th, the same day this year as the rest of the Christian world.For the faithful however, preparations for the holiday start long before Easter itself.
Most of them fast for 40 days beforehand, during Lent.
For those less devoted meanwhile, the festivities start on Lazar’s Saturday, April 12th.
According to Orthodox believers, this day marks Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem.
Traditional Serbian egg dyeing A week before the Easter you can find different colourings for eggs in every shop.
However, Serbs have an old and natural way of colouring eggs that is still widely used.
For this you need a lot of onion skin, eggs, a spoonful of vinegar and a teaspoon of salt.