This year’s Easter is the second Ukrainians have celebrated during the full-scale invasion.

Traditionally, Ukrainians would attend the night Easter church service to consecrate the baskets with holiday pastry paska and dyed eggs.

Due to the curfew, Kharkiv citizens could not come to the temples on the night of April 15, so traditional holiday food baskets’ consecration resumed on Sunday morning. This year, services were held in 220 churches in the city. 

Gwara Media journalists visited the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Intercession Men’s Monastery on April 16.

On the morning of April 16, churches were decorated with flowers and candles. The church service began with celebrating the Resurrection of Christ and the consecration of baskets, after which citizens congratulated each other on Easter and exchanged eggs.