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Easter in the Traunsee-Almtal region

What is Easter and what is we celebrating here? Good question! Here we answer everything, as well as introduce the most diverse customs around Easter.

What is Easter and why is it celebrating?

Many ask themselves the question: What are we actually celebrating at Easter? Here is the background of this church feast: Easter in Christianity is the annual commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who, as the Son of God, overcame death according to the New Testament. The Easter festival started in the western churches since 1091 with Ash Wednesday, followed by a 40-day Lent. Lent, also called Easterly Penance, ends on the 40th day on Holy Saturday. This last week before Easter Sunday, Holy Week, begins with Palm Sunday, when Christians celebrate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. In Holy Week it is common in some churches to do a spring cleaning so that the church shines in a new light to the highest feast of the Christians. On Maundy Thursday, Christianity celebrates the last supper of Jesus with his disciples. The following Good Friday commemorates the death of Jesus on the cross, Holy Saturday is Grave's rest, and on the third day, Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated by the dead. (Wikipedia)

Customs around Easter

Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs

The egg, as well as the hare have been considered for thousands of years as a symbol of new life and fertility, this is to be compared with the spring and the harvest, as here again a new life is hauled.

Of course, the declaration consists of an assumption and can not be confirmed.


Egg coloring and Easter bonfires

The tradition of egg coloring goes back to the Middle Ages. A theory of dyeing eggs is based on the fact that no eggs were allowed to be eaten during Lent. To keep them, the eggs were cooked hard. In order to be able to differentiate these later from the raw eggs, they were colored with vegetable-color. Another custom is the Easter bonfires - spring fires, they served for the final expulsion of the winter, to greet the spring and the sun.

At the same time, the fire was hoping for good harvests. In Christianity, it should remember the resurrection of Christ. The Easter bonfires are lit in the evening and night hours on Holy Saturday.

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Easter events

Bauernmarkt Pettenbach

Farmers market Pettenbach

Time period: to 19.12.2020
Marktgemeindeamt Pettenbach
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23. Salzkammergut Osterausstellung

Wunderschönes Kunsthandwerk rund um Ostern sowie ein traditionelles Programm mit Volksmusik, gezeigtem Handwerk und großem Kinderprogramm erwartet die Besucher bei der 23....
Time period: to 22.03.2020
Österr. Papiermachermuseum
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Kinder- & Jugend-Singkreis

Religious concert

Time period: to 28.03.2020
Pfarrkirche Viechtwang
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Basar zu Ostern

Eastermarket at the "Weltladen" in Vorchdorf

Time period: to 13.04.2020
Pfarrsaal Vorchdorf
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Handgemachte Osterdeko

OSTERMARKT der Lebenshilfe

Am Ostermarkt in der Lebenshilfe Pettenbach können wieder viele kreative handgefertigte Produkte aus der eigenen Produktion bewundert und gekauft werden. ...
Time period: to 31.03.2020
Lebenshilfe OÖ, Tagesheimstätte Pettenbach
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Antlaß-Singen 2020

Antlaßsingen in Traunkirchen - einzigartig im Salzkammergut
Time period: to 10.04.2020
Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen
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Ostermarkt in der Grünen Erde Welt

Ostern in der Grünen Erde-Welt

Einkaufen - Staunen - Ostergefühle erwecken
Time period: to 11.04.2020
Grüne Erde-Welt
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Ostern im Agrarium
Steinerkirchen an der Traun

Season opening of the Family park "Agrarium" at Easter

Time period: to 11.04.2020
Familien-Park Agrarium
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Maltisch beim Osternestfest
Sankt Konrad

Looking for Eastereggs at the playground at the swimming lake

Time period: to 11.04.2020
Badesee St. Konrad
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Marktmusik Scharnstein

Easter concert

Traditionelles Osterkonzert - abwechslungsreiches Programm garantiert.
Date: 12.04.2020, 20:00 - 23:00
Neue Mittelschule Scharnstein
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Wirtshaus Poststube 1327

Osterbrunch & Osterfrühstück

Ostermontag in der Poststube 1327 | bei Kinder bitte um Anmeldung
Time period: to 13.04.2020
Poststube 1327 im Symposion Hotel Post Traunkirchen
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Messe für Familie, Heim und Garten

Blühende Wirtschaft - Ostermontag 2020

Starke Leistungsschau der Vorchdorfer Betriebe bei der „Messe für Familie, Heim und Garten“ und beim „Autofrühling"
Date: 13.04.2020, 10:00 - 17:00
Kitzmantelfabrik Vorchdorf - Meine Bühne
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