Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Since 1994, the Post of Moldova is putting into circulation almost every year some special postmarks during the Orthodox Easter celebrations ("Sfintele Paşti"), the most important religious festival of the year, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. During this period, Moldovan people use in particular this acclamation "Hristos a Înviat!" ("Christ is risen!") to greet each other.. Read more..
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