Orthodox Christians especially rejoice and rejoice on the day of the Passover of the Lord. Orthodox believers attend the night service, and then go home with a joyful greeting: "Christ is Risen". In addition, among the people are of the opinion that at Easter we should visit the cemetery to visit deceased loved ones. The Orthodox Church does not bless the person to visit the place of burial of the deceased on the day of Easter.
Despite the fact that the commemoration of the dead and care for the places of burial of the deceased is an important responsibility of the Christian, Easter day can not be a time when you need to go to the cemetery. Easter is, above all, the joy of eternal life, the salvation of man, the triumph of life over death. Easter days are a time of remembrance of the deceased, as well and during the whole of Easter week, there are no such prayers. Therefore, from the point of view of the Church visiting cemeteries on Easter is not consistent with the celebratory events.
However, the Church does not leave the dead without prayer, in these Holy days. So, for all souls in the Easter period is the day of Radonitsa celebrated on Tuesday of the second week after the resurrection of Christ (the ninth day after Easter). On the blessed day of rejoicing and visits to places of burial and committal prayers there and cleanup activities.
The origins of this national delusion about the need to go over Easter, the cemetery is the Soviet period, the authorities in our state. When many churches were closed and believers were forbidden to attend worship, a place where I could quietly pray, was the cemetery. That is why at Easter this Holy day and grandparents went there, not to be left without prayer on this great feast.
Currently, this practice is irrelevant, because nobody forbids Christian people to come to the temple. So now should pay attention to the old Russian tradition, reflected in the Statute of the Orthodox Church.