Top Five Most Interesting Easter Traditions from Around the World

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New York, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Easter is upon us and with it comes a time of festivities as people around the world celebrate a myriad of traditional Easter customs.

America has played host to a number of customs including egg rolling, egg decorating, and egg tapping. Eggs have been associated with Easter as it has long been a symbol of fertility and rebirth. For 130 years, the White House has hosted an Easter Egg Roll on its South Lawn which include a variety other events including an egg hunt, sports, crafts, and musical performances.

In Guatemala communities make elaborate carpets of colored sawdust and flowers that can stretch as far as a mile long. These colorful and extremely detailed carpets can take weeks to complete and work culminates on Easter as a huge procession walk over the carpets to head to the local church where mass is held.

Greeks paint their Easter eggs red to symbolize the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his rebirth. On the morning of Holy Saturday a traditional pot throwing event takes place on the Greek island of Corfu which some say is meant to symbolize the welcoming of spring and new crops to be gathered in new pots.

Brazilian tradition promotes spending time with loved ones and exchanging gifts of large chocolate eggs that can either be hollow or filled with candy. As in other cultures the tradition in its most basic form goes back to longstanding or ancient cultures where eggs are associated with new life and fertility. The chocolate aspect of the egg is said to have derived from the French whose culture had heavily influenced Brazil in centuries gone by.

Finland treats Easter like Halloween and children roam the streets dressed up in costumes, usually witches, seeking treats. The Nordic tradition stems from the belief that witches fly to a German mountain the Thursday before Easter to meet with Satan. The Fins would treat any little witches who stop by their humble abode to treats in return for a blessing and set bonfires and fireworks across the land to scare the rest away.

Mexico has a variety of traditional Easter customs with roots deeply embedded from Spanish culture. The most famous is the Passion Play from the Mexico City borough of Ixtapalapa. It has been performed annually since the borough survived a cholera outbreak in 1833 and is a community endeavor organized and carried out by locals and sponsored by the local government. The drama employs over 4,000 locals as actors and reportedly draws crowds of over 2 million spectators.

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