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Easter Traditions of the World

Posted on 28 March 2018

Today, Easter is a holiday known for its chocolate eggs and bunnies, but for Christians it’s the time of the year when the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. According the New Testament, Jesus died for everyone’s sins, but was resurrected three days later.

The week leading up to Easter is known as Holy Week, and various traditional observances are held to commemorate the events from the last seven days of Jesus’s life.

Christians around the world uphold different traditions depending on their culture and country. For example, Poland celebrates ‘Wet Monday’ which involves males and females throwing water and trying to spank other each other with a willow branch. While Spain celebrates the ‘Dance of the Dead’ on Thursday night, which re-enacts the life of Jesus. Just take a look at how other countries celebrate the Easter period in Easter Traditions of the World.