Easter traditions in Erdély (Transylvania) and Hungary

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kalotaszentkirály, Erdély April 20, 2014 - Girls dressed in traditional costume attending Easter Sunday church service in Kalotaszentkirály Reformed Church, Kolozs County. MTI Photo: Czeglédi Zsolt

Kalotaszentkirály, Erdély April 2014 20 - Young people dressed in traditional costume talking to one other after the Easter Sunday church service. MTI Photo: Czeglédi Zsolt

Méra, Erdély, April 21, 2014 - Women dressed in traditional "Kalotaszegi" costumes carrying sheep milk through the village of Méra, Kolozs county. St George's Day "Sheep weighing" is centuries old tradition in the Kalotaszeg village. MTI Photo: László Beliczay

Méra, Erdély, April 21, 2014 - Farmers dancing on the street as part of the sheep milk carrying ceremony. MTI Photo: László Beliczay

Nyíregyháza, Hungary, April 21, 2014 - Members of the Daisy Dance Group dousing girls with buckets of water to ensure they become good wives and bare many children. MTI Photo: Attila Balázs

Nyíregyháza, Hungary, April 21, 2014 - Members of the Daisy Dance Group peering out of the door during the Jánkmajtis Easter revival show at Sóstói Museum Village in Nyíregyháza. MTI Photo: Attila Balázs

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