One of the most popular traditions in Istria is the blessing of the Easter basket, which takes place on Holy Saturday. Families fill baskets with various food items, including ham, cheese, bread, and colored eggs, and bring them to the church to be blessed by the priest.
In Novigrad, one popular custom is the Easter egg tapping game, which is played on Easter Sunday. The game involves tapping hard-boiled eggs against each other, with the person whose egg remains uncracked being declared the winner. As for food, many families in Novigrad prepare a special Easter cake called Pinca, often flavored with lemon zest or rum, and a traditional Easter breakfast, which consists of Easter bread, ham, eggs, cheese, and wine.
You can try the traditional Easter breakfast in The Aminess Maestral Hotel with up to 15% discount. Besides Easter buffet breakfast, Hotel includes a buffet dinner on Good Friday, a traditional buffet dinner on Easter Sunday, drinks during dinner, and an Easter program for children and adults. The program includes Easter games and competitions, creative workshops, and an Easter egg hunt. Guests can also enjoy the indoor swimming pool, fitness studio, and a 10% discount on the entrance to the SPA Zone.