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How Serbians Celebrate Easter

For Orthodox Christians, Easter is the holiest day of the year. It marks Christ's resurrection from the dead and the end of 46 days of fasting with a sumptuous feast.

Serbian Easter Recipes
A Serbian Easter feast wouldn't be complete without hors d'oeuvres, soup, lamb, and desserts galore.

Serbian Orthodox Easter Traditions
Easter is considered the holiest day of the year for Orthodox Christians. It is a time for religious observance and feasting with family and friends after a strict Lenten fast.

Ajvar
This roasted eggplant and bell pepper mixture is great with grilled and spit-roasted meats like lamb.

Kajmak
Kajmak makes a great appetizer with bread for Orthodox Easter.

Lenten Pogacha Bread Recipe
This recipe uses no eggs, milk or butter so it is perfect for Lent and Advent or anytime fasting is required.

Serbian Lamb Vegetable Soup - Chorba od Janjetina
Serbian Lamb Vegetable Soup - Chorba od Janjetina- makes a delightful first course for Easter dinner.

Serbian Vegetarian Lenten Sarma
These "Sarma" contain no meat or dairy and are perfect for the abstinence of Lent.

Sarma for Orthodox Easter
Sarma or stuffed cabbage rolls are a favorite at the Easter feasting table of many Serbians.

More Sarma for Orthodox Easter
This is another recipe for sarma, which are wonderful any time of year, but are a knockout for Easter.

Serbian Roast Leg of Lamb
Spit-roasted barbecued lamb or roast leg of lamb is the centerpiece of a Serbian Easter dinner.

Serbian Easter Egg Bread
This slightly sweet braided bread has red hard-cooked eggs decorating the top to signify the blood Christ shed.

Saliwonczyk's Serbian Nut Roll
Sophia Saliwonczyk's Serbian Nut Roll is a moist, nutty addition to an Easter sweets table.

Pogacha Bread
Pogacha is served at most meals, including Easter along with special braided Easter bread.

Cheese Burek
When cut into narrow wedges, meat or cheese burek makes a great appetizer.

How Eastern Europeans Celebrate Easter
Here is how Serbians and other Eastern Europeans celebrate Easter.

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