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Christ has risen!
Well, in a day.
Some nations have really crazy Easter traditions. And all this will happen in the world next Sunday. Who knows maybe you need some inspiration this year?
Easter is not just a great holiday, but also an occasion to get rid of unnecessary trash. At least in Cyprus. The Cypriots color the eggs and then hide them for children to look for. Then the serious work for teenagers begins. All the youths of the district go out to hunt for old wooden objects to make a huge common fire, which ends the holiday. Cypriots are very cheerful people and are not limited only to firewood, so the flames sometimes get out of control, and the police and firefighters help to put it out. So the city will not burn for long.
Easter is not only sweets, colored eggs and fun. In fact, this is a religious holiday, and the inhabitants of Bermuda take this fact into account, albeit in a rather strange way. To honor the memory of Christ and his Resurrection, Bermudians fly kites into the sky. But these are not ordinary kites – these are special Easter kites. Special craftsmen work on their design, design and creation for several weeks. And on Easter, snakes rush into the sky as a symbol of the ascension of Christ.
In Norway the whole family gets together and watches or reads murder stories. Together they wonder who is the killer in this detective story, who benefited from it, and so on. The tradition is so widespread that many large companies take it into account when preparing for Easter. Major Norwegian TV stations even change the program so that only mystery stories are shown on TV. And dairy companies make special packages with detective stories: poured a glass of milk – read about the murder.
Norway has another crazy Easter tradition that its own murder stories can’t match. They close everything the week before Easter. When we say “they close everything” we don’t mean that schools are closed and children have holidays – not only. Everything is closed in general: you don’t go to work, your children don’t go to school, you can’t withdraw money from the bank or buy groceries in the store. Nothing works.
Finland celebrates the most boring Easter in the world. Have you ever tried watching grass grow? Finns do just that: they watch the grass grow to mark the beginning of spring. Of course, that’s not all. When the grass is done, the children decorate it with colored eggs and Easter bunnies, Finnish symbols of fertility.