In Moldova, Orthodox religious holidays are national holidays. Thus, Easter Sunday which is the Holiday is a real national event for all Moldovans. RESERVE DES TSARS offers you its local wine treasures which accompany the traditions and customs of this bright and joyous celebration for centuries;
Easter Holiday Party!
For all Moldovans, Easter is the most important holiday of the Orthodox religion. It is synonymous with renewal, purity, light and joy. But above all it is the rebirth of Christ. This is why Easter is accompanied by religious traditions and customs.
Here are two Moldovan traditions from this religious holiday:
The red egg, symbol of suffering
This egg, duck or goose, represents the suffering of Christ and of life. Moldovans have a habit of painting it red and adding patterns that differ depending on regions and villages.
On Easter morning, after having previously bathed the red eggs, they wash their faces with this water. It will bring them beauty, happiness and health.
Easter a religious holiday above all
Moldovans can spend Easter with the family or go to cathedrals the previous evening to celebrate this holiday in the company of the other faithful.
Traditionally, Mass is celebrated in the Cathedral of the Moldovan capital, located in Chişinău, which is also broadcast live on television and radio.
During this mass, the faithful listen to a disembodied voice, in the dark, who says prayers until midnight. Following these prayers, the priest leaves the altar and announces that Christ has risen: “Hristos a înviat! “. This expression will be used as a greeting for the following weeks.
Easter and local gastronomy!
Preceded by 7 weeks of Lent, Easter is eagerly awaited by the Moldovans. It is the occasion for large meals. On the menu: leg of lamb, racituri or cozonac, delicious pastries. Moldovans also appreciate accompanying these feasts on local wines known for their finesse and quality.
RESERVE DES TSARS presents a selection of the best Moldovan wines.
INDIVIDO Feteasca Regala & Riesling
This wine comes from the Château Vartely estate, a Moldovan wine estate which has managed in a short time to become an emblematic company, representative of its country.
The INDIVIDO Feteasca Regala & Riesling is a blend of two grape varieties, 55% Feteasca Regală and 45% Riesling. The grapes were harvested in the Codru region, in the heart of Moladavia
The Feteasca Regala produced by the Vinaria Poiana estate which is located in the heart of the Codru forests in the Republic of Moldova, the Poiana estate represents a unique combination of taste, refinement and flavor.
This wine fermented for 14 days under the watchful eye of the winemaker. It has a fine color with nuances that draw on the peach color, intense aromas of strawberry and raspberry.
7 COLINE Feteasca Regala & Traminer
This wine is produced by the Vinaria Din Vale estate. The Vale winery is continuously growing and improving, and the wines of character, made from indigenous and European grape varieties, exceed expectations and borders.
You can find floral, fresh and crisp flavors with scents of flowers and honey.
Now that the Moldavian traditions have no more secrets for you, RESERVE DES TSARS wishes you a very happy Easter, “A Paște fericit”!