Easter customs in Istria
Easter or locally known as Vazan is an important religious feast celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. It is customary to wear something new on that day. Since Easter is a holiday celebrating a new beginning and rebirth, which coincides with the beginning of spring, so people are symbolically revived through new clothing.
On Easter people bring food to church to be blessed during the early morning mass. Traditionally, children couldn't wait for Easter to come since on that day they would eat pinca, Easter bread or cake, play with dyed Easter eggs and get a few coins, the luckiest ones would even get a new piece of clothing. For Easter lunch lamb goulash was prepared, those who couldn't afford lamb were satisfied with fuži (type of pasta), kapuz (sauerkraut) and chicken.