Sunday, April 12, 2009


Even though most of the people in this area don't celebrate Easter until next Sunday (Orthodox calendar again), we are celebrating today as well. For starters we got our Easter baskets today (Laura put together some treats, including Kinder Eggs and Mozart candy).

We decided to visit the Catholic church to see if they did anything special for Easter. The building itself is made of concrete, a very communist looking Cathedral. On the entry stairs there were Roma begging again (sadly, there were several of them, and I didn't have enough change to divide it fairly, so I didn't give any). Inside it smelled strongly of incense. The seats were full and people were standing. We were surprised to discover that the service was in Albanian. We wonder if they have a Serbian service as well.

When we got home, we saw the Pope giving his Easter address on our Italian channel.

We have seen egg dying kits in the stores but decided to pass this year.

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