Around this time of year
in the beautiful city of Krakow
I sometimes come across this wish:
It is a Happy Easter wish gone East. Or Eastern. Still, I heard South Americans and Europeans alike saying “Happy Eastern!,” so I doubt geography has much to do with the origin of this phrase. Maybe it is all part of a pro-Eastern campaign meant to counterpart the “Go West” policies… The hypotheses never end.
What is your opinion? Does Easter really have to go Eastern? Why?
And, better still, can you add other pieces to this Eastern puzzle in which
people say one thing and mean something they understand as completely different?
PS If you are curious about how Romanians celebrate Easter, follow this link. Here’s a fragment from the article written by Margaret Campbell for The Independent Europe:
“Easter Sunday – and the next two mornings – began with wine-soaked bread, the wine and bread having been distributed at the previous night’s service, and the ceremonial cracking and eating of the decorated eggs.”
Painting eggs, in Sfantu Gheorghe (Romania), my sister & Raducu, our friend’s cute little boy.