Easter Celebrations around the World

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‘O the Easter bells are gladly ringing,
Let the whole world join the happy lay,
Let the hills and vales break forth in singing,
Christ, the Lord of Life, is ris’n today.’
by Lizzie Akers wonderfully describes the festive fervor associated with the celebration of Easter, as the religious festival is a time for every individual for deep pious introspection.

Thus, Easter World has different aspects of it and to know these interesting insights related to Easter solemnization, just flip through all these pages for varied details-

Easter in Australia

With a history of more than 42,000 years, the island nation of Australia is no less than a paradise. Well known for its unique flora and fauna, Australia is deemed to be a destination for wild life lovers. The traditions of Australia have been molded from time to time through various cultural invasions happening every now and then.The festival of Easter in Australia is in perfect tune with the ethnic Australian culture. Easter celebrations in Australia begin in April when it’s mid autumn with temperature slowly sliding into winter.
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Easter in Brazil

“On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer” by Douglas Horton aptly demonstrates the glory of Easter. Wide fetes and gala carnivals are held everywhere to commemorate the very event. Just like other nations, Easter in Brazil is observed with great religious pomp and grandeur. Hectic preparations are marked before the actual arrival of D-day with shopping malls and stores unleashing special Easter bunnies on discounts. Due to its geographical location, Brazil celebrates Easter in autumn season.
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Easter in Bulgaria

A nation with a rich history, Bulgaria is often described as lying at the crossroads and bridging the gap between the Eastern and the Western world. The native country of Bulgaria has from time to time witnessed a number of ancient civilizations primarily of Greeks, Romans and Thracians who have indelibly left behind their mark on every aspect of the Bulgarian culture. Easter in Bulgaria is observed with great religious fervor and is better known as ‘Velikden’ meaning ‘the faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ’.
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Easter in Canada

Just like other countries, Easter in Canada is observed with great religious zest. The vast majorities of non-Christian Canadians are very tolerant towards this Christian celebration and treat this festival for a time for secular celebration. The morning of Easter, culminates into moments of joy whereby people exchange ‘Happy Easter’ wishes. Easter celebrations in Canada are not rooted in Pagan beliefs but are commemorated as a Christian event. Huge preparations precede the arrival of the actual day of Easter with shops, streets and state landmarks illuminated beautifully with lights.
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Easter in Czech Republic

These small celebrations like Easter are a time of great family gathering and later stored as sweet assets in every individual’s bank of memory. So if you are residing outside Czech Republic, you would definitely want to be a part of Easter celebrations in your home land, right! Here’s sharing with you a glimpse of Czech Easter.Easter in Czech Republic culminates into a 40 days fasting period. All Sundays during this period are named as Black, Brown, Sneezing.
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Easter in Denmark

The Scand avian country of Denmark celebrates the festive fervor of Easter in a traditional manner. Easter in Denmark is well known as Påske. Like other religious festivities the Danish Folkekirke which is the national church of Denmark, decides on the religious holidays to be observed on Denmark and culmination of Easter festivities, is Danish Folkekirke’s most important religious holiday.Easter in Denmark falls either on March or April indicating the arrival of the bountiful season of spring.
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Easter in England

“For England may keep faith For all that is done and said.
We know their dream; enough
To know they dreamed and are dead;
And what if excess of love
Bewildered them till they died?
I write it out in a verse —
MacDonagh and MacBride
And Connolly and pearse
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.”
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Easter in France

Easter in France is known as Pâques. The historic country of France is widely famous for its deep rooted religious faith in Catholicism; hence Easter festivities in France are in perfect tune with the secular French rituals. Easter is the first holiday of the spring season and is associated with the reawakening of the earth after a long winter.Hectic preparations are marked with various shops and shopping malls in capital city of Paris unleashing a varied new collection of dresses, decorative items and chocolate goodies.
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Easter in Germany

The historic country of Germany bears true witness to the ancient civilizations since the prehistoric times dating back to the Nordic Bronze Age. Thus, the festivals of Germany are deep rooted according to various Christian religious beliefs. Easter in Germany begins by Germans attending the Mass prayer services on Saturday which continues so till Sunday.German Easter celebrations are also known as Ostern which is the second most important holiday in Germany.
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Easter in Greece

If you’re in Greece how you can miss the jubilant Easter in Greece! In fact this is the best time to be in this country for the weather is also very warm and temperate. The Greeks are known all over the world for their religious faith in Orthodox Christianity. Greek Orthodox Easter is the main event as according to the ancient Greek religious calendar. The Easter Sunday is called “Megali Evdomada” – Big Week.
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Easter in Hungary

Easter in Hungary is a time of great celebration. It’s believed that the kingdom of Hungary was established in1000 by the famous king named Stephen, the Saint. Within a span of few decades, these historic land witnessed great cultural transformations well reflected in its traditions, thus Easter celebrations in Hungary bear tinges of multi cultural ethnicity.
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Easter in India

“In religion, India is the only millionaire – the One land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined” by famous American writer Mark Twain aptly describes the multi ethnic diversity of India.Since time immemorial the ancient land of India has paid due respect and honor to every religion and still even today continues to create a peaceful religious harmony among all castes and creeds.
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Easter in Israel

The ancient land of Israel is home to some of the best historic sites of the world, in fact it’s considered to be a Holy Land. Israeli Easter celebrations are observed with great intensity and emotion as people tend to share the pain of Jesus and the inequities of the world. It is the city touched by love but also ebonized by religious divisions, fears between different sects of people. The Holy City is a place where the death lives side by side with the signs of the resurrection.
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Easter in Italy

A popular Italian proverb “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi” meaning ‘Christmas with your relatives, Easter with whomever you want’, aptly describes the importance of Easter festivities in Italy. Easter, is known as Pasqua in Italian, and is a joyous celebration with games and concerts held around Italy. The historic nation of Italy is pre dominated by Catholic faith hence traditional Christian beliefs are rigorously followed here.Easter celebrations in Italy begin with Carnevale activities which is a prelude to the Lenten season.
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Easter in Mexico

Mexican tradition is a combination of distinct culture, language and architecture. Easter in Mexico is celebrated with great passion and is held as an amalgamation of two separate big observances as ‘Semana Santa’ referring to the whole of the Holy Week starting from Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday and ‘Pascua’ is the observance from the Resurrection Sunday to the following Saturday.
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Easter in Netherlands

Netherlands is primarily inhabited by people of Dutch origin, who proudly display their rich heritage and culture. A land of great historic invasions, it is synonymously referred to as Holland. Easter celebrations in Netherlands begin the day before Lent which is referred to as ‘Vastenavond’ or Fast Eve, while in the southern part of Netherlands the celebrations begin on Sunday and lasts for three days. One of the common Easter traditions in Netherlands is making of gorgeously wrapped Easter eggs.
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Easter in Norway

Easter in Norway is a time of great festivities. It’s that time of the year when majority of the natives of the country normally take a break from their usual work. Easter celebrations in Norway begin on the day before Lent and the day is called ‘vastelavent’ or ‘Schrovetide’. Originally this is a church festival prior to Lent, when people celebrate the approach of spring and a new working year.Shrovetide usually lasts for three days beginning with Shrove Sunday, Monday referred to as Blåmandag Blue Monday and Tuesday as Fetetirsdag or fattening Tuesday.
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Easter in Poland

Easter in Poland is celebrated in a very traditional manner. Since the majority of the native citizens of the country believe in Orthodox Christianity, Easter celebrations in Poland is a religious solemnization of Christ’s teachings. However, in Poland Easter is preceded by Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday. On this day, palm branches and twigs are assigned at the church premises.It’s believed that these symbols signify Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
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Easter in Romania

Unlike other countries, in Romania the Church believes that Jesus was born during the winter solstice and his resurrection happened during the spring equinox, thus Easter in Romania is indication of the bountiful season of spring. Romanian Easter celebrations are looked forward with great enthusiasm, hope and joy. The actual Easter festivities in Romania begin with Flowers Saturday or Lazarus’ Saturday as this is also the time when the girls plant flowers followed by Palm Day also known as Flowers Day, Great Thursday and Great Friday.
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Easter in Russia

Once known as Soviet Union, the country of Russia has come a long way to establish itself as one of the most powerful nations of the world. From time to time, Russia has witnessed great historic and cultural invasions which have left behind its immense marks on the ethnic culture of Russians.
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Easter in Spain

Easter in Spain is a time of great merry making followed by observance of varied Easter rituals. The Passion of Christ, or the Easter Week, is known in Spain as Semana Santa and is regarded as the most important festival in the country. Easter celebrations in Spain begin with the Domingo de Ramos as known in Spanish terms or Palm Sunday and ends with Lunes de Pascua or Easter Monday.It is the time to commemorate the Resurrection of Jesus and is observed more as a religious festival.
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Easter in Sweden

Easter in Sweden is look forward more as a religious holiday than just a mere festivity. Hectic preparations are marked a week before the arrival of D-day in Sweden with majority of the Swedish people cleaning their houses and buying new clothes for their near and dear ones. However, Easter celebrations in Sweden start with Palm Sunday,commemorating Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The day is unfurled with joyous processions of people holding branches of small willows to place before the images of Christ.
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Easter in Switzerland

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
“At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!”
–Edna Dean Procter, Easter Bells

Christians all across the globe believe that Easter marks the day that Jesus Christ was resurrected after spending three days dead in his tomb.Easter is a great festival to the Christians all across the globe and it calls for big party time celebration.
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Easter in USA

“Now let the heavens be joyful, Let earth her song begin:
Let the round world keep triumph,
And all that is therein;
Invisible and visible,
Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen
Our joy that hath no end.”
~ John of Damascus
Easter is the celebration of the triumph of life over death.
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