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.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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