Easter in Dalmatia, Croatia! Most beautiful!
Spring is upon us, the season of rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation. The sun is shining and buds have begun to appear on the trees as the flowers blossom. The air is perfumed with the sweet fragrance of the hyacinths growing profusely in our neighbor’s yards. The Stradun is bursting with locals strolling and greeting friends as they pause for a leisurely coffee at the outdoor cafes which have opened again after the extensive winter hibernation.
Easter Sunday, is a time for ancient customs to be celebrated. Hand woven palms adorn homes and the aroma of Pinca, the sweet Easter bread baking is in the air in anticipation of the Easter Sunday family luncheon. Hand painted eggs decorated with the precision of an artist creating a masterpiece are given to loved ones and the frequent phrase heard is Sretan Uskrs (Happy Easter).
Psanica is a decorated Croatian Easter egg originating from…
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