Easter Traditions. By Iacob Delia-Elena and Lupu Luana - Maria . Easter In Romania .
By Iacob Delia-Elena and LupuLuana-Maria
Throughout the world the most popular Easter symbol is the lamb. The reference to lamb in Christianity goes back to the book of Genesis, When Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son.
In past centuries it was considered a lucky omen to meet a lamb, especially at Easter time. It was a popular superstition that the devil, who could take the form of all other animals, was never allowed to appear in the shape of a lamb because of its religious symbolism.
A traditional food that is found on many Easter menus in Romania is called Lamb haggis. Lamb-based recipes are popular at this time of the year among Romanians, but while a lamb broil is easier to make, the drob recipe is a bit more complicated.
Matzo is an unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during the week-long Passover holiday, when eating chametz—bread and other food made with leavened grain—is forbidden according to Jewish religious law.