Updated: Apr 17, 2022
I get asked all the time what traditions I have maintained from Russia. Growing up, and even as an adult, I have not maintained any Russian traditions. However, as a I get older, I re-consider what I may want to observe. I have always found different cultures and their traditions very fascinating. Recently, as Easter nears us, I get the urge to research more in-depth what the Russian culture and traditions are for Easter.
In Russia, they celebrate Easter at a different time than Americans due to following a Julian calendar. They also call Easter, Paska. Additionally, Russians do a 40 day fast and lent, avoiding mainly meats and dairy. Russia does not do a large Easter egg hunt. However, they do boil eggs and color them; not the crazy colors Americans do. When I got to America, one food I was fascinated with eating all the time was eggs. I did not realize you could have many versions of eggs. I thought every egg was boiled and ready to eat. I recall my mom yelling to not eat the raw eggs. Eventually, she learned to put a mark on the eggs for which are boiled and which are not.
I go more into this topic on my podcast:
Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coming-to-america/id1596815341