fbpx

Easter Traditions from across the Globe

Easter celebrations in Britain traditionally involve hot cross buns, bonnet parades and lots of chocolate.

But how do other countries celebrate this special occasion? Let’s take a look.

Finland

Finnish children dress as witches at Easter and roam the streets carrying willow twigs decorated with shiny paper and coloured fabric. 

They go from door to door seeking treats and, in return, offer blessings to ward off evil spirits.

Papua New Guinea

Instead of hiding chocolate Easter eggs (which melt in the heat), people hide cigarettes in the trees outside local churches.

Following the Easter service, the congregants search out these hidden tobacco items instead.

Greece

Bowls of eye-catching red eggs are served on Easter Sunday in Greek Orthodox households. 

The hard-boiled eggs are dyed crimson by mixing yellow onion skins with boiling water and a dash of white vinegar. 

The red shells represent the blood of Christ, while the egg symbolises rebirth. The cracking of the egg represents the opening of Jesus’s tomb.

From all of us here, we hope you have a happy and safe Easter break.

Share:

More Posts

Britain’s Maddest Marathon Moments

On Sunday, 50,000 people will line up for the London Marathon, an international spectacle with a record-breaking reputation. Competitors will include elite athletes from around

Send Us A Message

Compare listings

Compare