Travels and celebrations: Easter traditions around the world

In Italy, you can eat a good bun called “Colomba”, while in Spain and Portugal you will eat a “Mona”, a kind of cake on which some people like to put eggs before cooking.

The roast lamb is often the dish chosen for Easter, but in England we prefer the ham, symbol of luck for the English.

In Russia, it is a complete meal of feast: lamb with butter, Kulich (saffron cake and rum) and Paskha (made of cottage cheese) are on the table..

And in Greece, the tables will be adorned with “Tsoureki”, a beautiful braided bun and often filled with boiled eggs whose shell is painted red.


How is Easter celebrated in the world?

In Greece, during the meal, everyone will try to break the egg painted red of his neighbor with 3 fingers.

In Finland and Sweden, locals mix Easter and Halloween, as children will ring houses to houses to receive candies and chocolates, disguised as “Virpominen” (Easter witches). On the side of Poland, there is the “Smigus Dyngus” (wet Monday).

As water is a symbol of life, we water ourselves with friends and family to purify ourselves.

In the United States, it’s the famous Easter Bunny, the Easter bunny that will bring chocolates to children (and adults …).

On Monday, a big egg hunt is organized at the White House, the “White House Easter Egg Roll”.


Australia uses Easter to raise awareness

And in Australia, it is neither the bells, the chickens, the rabbits who bring the chocolate eggs but the Bilby! A small marsupial present on a large part of the country. Unfortunately endangered, the Australians wanted to educate the world about it by changing the traditional rabbit. A portion of the profits from sales goes to Bilbis protection programs.

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