5 Unusual Easter traditions

5 Unusual Easter traditions

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Easter is one of the main holidays for the Christian world, it is celebrated by the Orthodox, Catholics, and other branches of Christianity.

Each country has its own traditions for celebrating Easter. If during Easter you find yourself somewhere abroad, then it will be useful for you to find out what customs the inhabitants of other countries observe. In our material we will tell you how this day is celebrated in different countries.


The water battle may not seem like the most typical Easter tradition to you, but this is exactly how this holiday is celebrated in many parts of Poland. On Easter Monday, they arrange a merry mess called “smingus-dyngus”. Traditionally, boys throw water on girls, but today anyone can become a victim of a bucket of water, water guns and water balloons. In the centers of large cities, such as Krakow and Warsaw, everyone pours everyone, so keep that in mind. In many homes, Easter Sunday begins with a breakfast of eggs, sausages, and lamb-shaped muffins.


In Sweden, Easter is closely associated with folk traditions and beliefs. So, one of the main symbols of the holiday here is Easter old women with brooms, considered witches, but kinder. Today, children in Sweden dress up as old women, they go from house to house, congratulate their neighbors on the holiday, give homemade postcards and receive treats for it. The main decoration of the house for Easter are bouquets of alder and birch branches, which are usually decorated with bright feathers.


In this country, Easter is even more important than Christmas. Before Easter, all schools in the country are closed for two weeks. The Easter service ends at midnight. After that, everyone congratulates each other on the end of Lent and the beginning of a new life. Churches are decorated with tree branches with swollen buds, daffodils and painted eggs. After the Easter service, it is customary to spend time with the family, eat Easter cake and treat each other with chocolate eggs.


In addition to painted Easter eggs, the Germans have other symbols of the holiday. For example, this is the Easter Bunny, which is believed to bring colored eggs to children. It is Germany that is considered the birthplace of the Easter Bunny. There is another symbol – an Easter tree decorated with eggs. And in Germany, there is still an old custom – the traditional horse procession.


Danes celebrate Easter widely, but on a smaller scale than Christmas. As in Germany, the main holiday symbol is the Easter Bunny bringing treats to the children, and popular characters also include the lamb and the chicken. Their figures are made of caramel, sugar or white chocolate. It is customary for the Danes to brew a special kind of beer and set the meat table. Some beer makers even put Easter symbols on the cans to create a festive atmosphere. The Danes have been preparing for the religious holiday since Thursday, and only by Tuesday are they ready to return to work.

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