The Easter Bratislava
Longer days, warmer weather, and gorgeous blooms. In the Eastertime, Mother Nature awakenes to signalize the winter is over. The festive period is simply made to be celebrated
Easter holidays are in Slovakia full of beautiful traditions, colours and fun. Traditional spring holiday full of extraordinary customs and rituals belongs in our country not only to the most important, but also to most favourite ones. Spend Estertime in Bratislava and discover one of the most beautiful Slovak towns.
Make the upcoming spring pleasant and spend Easter holidays in a rather distinct style in Bratislava. Come over to spend some fun time with wide range of attractions. Unwind from everyday duties and pamper yourselves during your stay in Bratislava.
Not only Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, but all alluring period offers many opportunities to go out in the nature, to delight with lovely foods and to spend time together. Please with fresh colours of spring, taste special treats and enjoy Eastertime in Bratislava the best possible way.
While nature is awakening during the Easterime, Bratislava gets ready to welcome the spring. Easter means rebirth, beginning of a new cycle and purgation. Extraordinary mixture of old Slavic rituals and Christian customs can even be felt like an Easter whiplash or truly fresh and many times also huge portion of water. Make your spring welcome unique, come to enjoy the Easter atmosphere in Bratislava.
The Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox. As the most important Christian holiday it is rich in customs and traditions. For Christians, Easter is the most important holiday of the religious year. Celebrated in the same time as pagan celebrations symbolizing the end of winter and arrival of spring, many customs from the pre-Christian period remained being mixed together with the Christian ones.
In traditional folk culture, the Easter holidays were associated with the customs linked with the arrival of spring, many of which were also adopted by Christianity. This includes the dedication of greenery on the Palm Sunday, the dedication of water during the Holy Saturday ceremonies, the lighting of a fire on the Holy Saturday and the sanctification of food on the Easter Sunday. Water, greenery, fire, eggs are therefore ancient symbols of spring. The old holiday days after the first full moon after the spring equinox are celebrated in the moving period from 22 March to 25 April.
Try out some local Easter customs in a more modern, symbolic form. Plait a whip, paint eggs, and make Easter floral decorations out of catkins and golden rain (Laburnum anagyroides).
If you perhaps cannot decide where to spend a great Easter weekend, choose Bratislava and you won’t regret it. Take your family and enjoy an unforgettable weekend in Slovak metropolis together.
During the Easter holidays, many people choose to go into the countryside. On the hills overlooking the city, you will find spots perfect for a pleasant stroll and relaxing in unspoilt nature. The ever popular Iron Well and Partisan Meadow (Partizánska lúka) are good places to unwind. Budding botanists can visit the Comenius University Botanical Garden.
If you really want to enjoy Bratislava in the Springtime, you also need to visit its parks. Relax on the grass, do a bit of sport, and don’t forget to take a stroll along the waterfront, where you can enjoy views of the city centre.
Also numerous museums and galleris cannot be omitted. Bratislava’s culture is here for you to enjoy even in the Eastertime. Get more out of your stay with the Bratislava Card. Anyone who loves the arts will appreciate free admission to 12 museums and galleries and discounted entry to other cultural institutions. On top of that, the card offers unlimited travel on public transport, free city tours, and over 100 other attractive discounts of up to 50%. Plan your time in Bratislava, pick out what you enjoy, and savour the Easter to your heart’s content.
Make your way to Bratislava to enjoy the spring holidays. Have a nice time with your family and friends in beautiful surroundings of the Slovakia’s capital.