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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

The farmers of Pettenbach sale their products at the farmers market!Every fiorst Saturday in the month at the Arcades walk of the townhall Pettenbach ...
Time period: to 19.12.2020
Marktgemeindeamt Pettenbach
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online weltladen

Digital eastermarket at the "Weltladen" in Vorchdorf

According to the current circumstances our eastermarket from March 30th - April 13th, 2020 will be digital. For more information visit: http://www.weltladen-vorchdorf.at/There you...
Time period: to 13.04.2020
Pfarrsaal Vorchdorf
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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; am Nachmittag Kinderprogramm
Time period: to 11.04.2020
Grüne Erde-Welt
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Ostern im Agrarium
Steinerkirchen an der Traun

PROBABLY POSTPONED! Season opening of the Family park "Agrarium" at Easter

SEASON START on Holy SaturdayThe new excursion season starts on April 11th. Trees and shrubs are in full bloom this time of year. Everything sprouts, the fresh green, the scent,...
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

Merry looking for Easter presents at the lake!The program says:- happy nest search- funny games- Handicraft and drawing table- Coffee and cakeThe SPÖ St. Konrad is looking forward...
Time period: to 11.04.2020
Badesee St. Konrad
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Ostern am Baumwipfelpfad

Ostern über den Wipfeln

Mach mit und gewinne tolle Preise bei unserem Osterrätsel, Kinder dürfen sich über Geschenke vom Osterhasen freuen!
Time period: to 13.04.2020
Baumwipfelpfad Salzkammergut
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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

ABGESAGT - 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

ABGESAGT - 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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Ensemble musica sonare: Con Voce Festiva

26. Oktober 2020, 19.30 UhrPfarrkirche TraunkirchenEintritt € 18,--, Jugend € 5,--Ensemble musica sonare: Con Voce FestivaBrigitte Guttenbrunner, Sopran,Thomas Schatzdorfer,...
Time period: to 26.10.2020
Pfarrkirche Traunkirchen
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