Pack Your Bags We’re Travelling Through The Best Easter Traditions!
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Who believes were already in Easter? We don’t that’s for sure! Time passes so quickly that we don’t even notice, it seems like Christmas was just around. But as time rolls away we couldn’t escape this incredible time of the year. Lots of chocolate, lots of family time, lots of fun! So, if you’re on the verge of a mini-holiday we couldn’t let you get around the globe without showing some of the best Easter traditions around the world! Ready to get in one of the best rides of your year? Start Scrolling!
One of the most wanted places to visit during your life has some quirky ways of celebrating this time of the year and we’ll tell you just why. Australia doesn’t have an Easter bunny. We know, we were shocked as well! But there’s a good reason for it: in this part of the world, bunnies are considered a pest for destroying crops and land. So, in 1991 the Easter bunny turned into Eater bilby meaning rabbit-eared bandicoot.
Ducking Monday. An unusual name don’t you think? In Hungary, the Easter Monday is celebrated by playfully sprinkling water or perfume to women. Why? It’s certainly not because of the smell don’t worry! It’s believed that water had as cleaning, healing and fertility inducing the effect. Believe it or not, young men used to pour buckets of water over young women’s heads!
In Sweden, children dress up! Witches are the main costumes, children wearing long skirts, colourful headscarves and painted red cheeks, go from home to home in their neighbourhoods trading paintings and drawings in the hope of receiving sweets! Such a sweet event don’t you think?
While in Bulgaria you must be ready for a fight! Keep calm, it’s not a real one! One of the main traditions of the country is to have an egg fight, the purpose? To get unscathed with an unbroken egg. This supposedly determines the most successful member of the family in the coming year. Another tradition states that the oldest woman in the family has to rub the first red egg she coloured in the faces of children – a symbol of her health and strength.
A 350-year-old tradition is still something Italian people cherish. In this European country, local celebrate Easter with Scoppio del Carro, meaning explosion of the cart. Packed with fireworks, the ornate cart is led through the streets of the city with people dressed in 15th-century costumes before the last destination: Duomo where the Archbishop of Florence then lights a fuse during Easter mass.
In Sicily, Easter is celebrated in a very different way from Florence. In Prizzi, people dressed in custom pester as many “souls” as they can harvest before the afternoon comes. Why the afternoon? That’s when the Virgin Mary and the risen Christ save the day by sending angels. According to The Telegraph, “the Abballu de daivuli is a representation of devils from locals wearing terrifying masks of zinc and dressed in red robes,”.
Another country with its roots on water. This time, in Poland, the Easter Monday tradition calls for Śmigus-dyngus. Coming from the 966 AD, with its origins in the baptism of Polish Prince Mieszko, the refreshing tradition wants everyone drenched! If you’re travelling to Poland this year be aware of buckets of water, squirt guns and the like. Legend says that the girls who get soaked will marry within the year.
While in Spain you’ll find yourself emerged in a quirky and spooky tradition. If you’re the one looking for adventures during this time then this is the place to go! On the medieval town of Verges on Holy Thursday, the traditional dansa de la mort is the one you’ll see starting at midnight and continuing into the early hours of the morning. Dressed in skeleton costumes, people parade through the streets to reenact scenes from the Passion. The procession ends with frightening skeletons carrying boxes asses.