The photographer’s take on Transylvania’s special Easter traditions

(Photo credit: Szigeti Vajk István,

Transylvanian Hungarians, as we covered it over the last few weeks, practice a colorful range of religious and archaic traditions during Eastertime, whether it is the world’s biggest Easter food basket blessing, Easter egg decoration or the ‘sprinkling’ (locsolkodás) of girls and women.

While TransylvaniaNOW has given a fair account of these practices, we were still missing the personal touch. Luckily for us, photographer Szigeti István Vajk has captured some of the most special moments of this year’s Easter celebrations. Here’s our best-of selection:

Author: TN Exclusive