The week before Easter: when to paint eggs and to prepare cakes
Holy week (Orthodox say "week") is the week before Easter, when the faithful remember the passion of Christ.
By monastic Charter from Monday to Friday you can eat only bread, vegetables and fruits, and Good Friday is generally not accepted as a sign of mourning: on this day Jesus was crucified. On Holy Saturday allowed food with vegetable oil.
In the feast of Easter, after Easter service on the night of 27 to 28 April, the post is canceled.
Eggs and cakes made to consecrate in the temples on Holy Saturday or on a Sunday night, after Easter mass.
Painting eggs and cooking cheese Easter, Easter cakes usually occurs in Pure (Great) Thursday or Holy Saturday.