It certainly wasn’t the same… at home we would have had easter chocolate, one too many Cadbury Creme Eggs (I would have had anyway), pastel coloured jelly beans, and time spent with family… but this was certainly a lovely Easter in its own right. The weather was incredible over the Easter weekend; plus 15 degrees Celsius on Saturday and plus 20 Sunday. There was an Easter festival throughout the centre of the city, which entailed of some of the pedestrian streets having small Easter markets with gifts and food. We decided to walk some of the markets on each day in order to enjoy the weather and see what we could see.
We saw plenty of Kulich (like cake) while we were out, though ashamedly, I did not remember to take a picture of any! My husband had some at work and said it reminded him of a cupcake and that it was quite good. (He didn’t do it quite the right way, from what we understand, Kulich should be blessed by a priest before it is enjoyed by family and friends, but I think they had a good time sharing it none-the-less :) ) There were plenty of other things to see along the market streets too. Nikolskaya had beautiful, large, painted Easter Eggs, and Arbat had the usual buskers and entertainment added to the mix. It made for two great days of relaxing site-seeing, with a bit of a holiday spin.
I hope you enjoy the pictures, and had a fantastic Easter of your own.