12 most interesting Easter traditions from around the world
Children in the United States grow to expect delivery of eggs from the Easter Bunny and candy every year, but it may seem strange to a number of people outside the country of Uncle Sam that.
Brought to the U.S. by immigrants Germany in the 1700 ‘s, the custom is rooted in the belief that the rabbit and egg symbolizes fertility and rebirth.
Although it has become a norm in the USA, other countries have different cultures in celebrating Passover.
Poland for example, there is a tradition of drenching each other with water in celebration of Easter, while in Norway there is a tradition of reading a novel that revolves around a crime.
The following 12 traditions of Passover from all around the world, offered from the page Womansday.com.
Children in this Scandinavian country of begging on the streets with faces full of soot and scarf on the head. They also carry a broom, kettles and twigs.
In some areas in the West of Finland, people burn bonfires on Easter Sunday. The tradition stems from the belief that fire ward off witches flying on brooms with good Friday to Easter Sunday.
Interlocking flush water each other is a tradition in Poland while celebrating Passover Smingus-Dyngus named.
On Easter Monday, the boy flush water with buckets, water pistols or whatever. The legend says, the girl who wet because the water spray will get married this year.
The water flush the tradition has its origins when the baptism of Prince of Poland Miezko on Easter Monday 966M.
3. Haux, France
Don’t forget the fork if you’re in a city that lies in the southern part of France is on Easter Monday. Each year a giant omelette served on the town square.
Giant omelette is using 4,500 eggs and edible for up to 1,000 people.
The story started when Napoleon and his army travel pass South of France. They stop in a small town and eat the omelet.
Napoleon is very fond and voraciously eating the omelet. He then ordered the townspeople to collect their eggs and make a giant omelette for his army the next day.
4. Corfu, Greece
On the morning of Holy Saturday, the tradition of “Throwing Pots” takes place on the island of Corfu Greece. People throw pots and other pottery from the window which was later destroyed in the streets.
Some say it comes from Venice, where on the first day of the new year people throw out all their old stuff. Some people believe throwing a pot is part of the menyembut spring, symbolizing a new plant that will grow in a pot.
Easter is a popular time for people to read novels that Norway tells about the crimes in which the Publisher of the book comes with a special edition of “Easter Thrillers”, known as Paaskekrimmen.
This tradition is said to have started in 1923 when a book publisher promoting a new novel criminal story on the front page of the newspaper. These ads resemble news so it makes so many people be deceived.
6. Rome, Italy
On good Friday the Pope commemorates the Via Crucis (way of the cross) at the Colosseum: a large crucifix with a lighted torch lit up the sky.
Mass is celebrated on the night of Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday, thousands of visitors gathered in Saint Peter’s square to await the Pope’s blessing from the balcony of the Church, known as “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city and the world).
7. the Czech Republic and Slovakia
You travel to Eastern European countries during the Passover? If so, you have to be careful. There is a tradition of Easter Monday in which men hitting women with whips made of willow branches and decorated with Ribbon.
According to legend, willow was the first tree to bloom in spring, so the branches required to transfer the vitality and fertility tree to women.
The Act of hitting is not intended to cause pain, but it’s done in fun.
8. Verges, Spain
On Maundy Thursday in the medieval town of Verges, Spain, the tradition of “reel de la mort” or “dance of death” carried out.
Everyone wears a costume skeleton and marched in the streets. The procession ends with a scary skeleton who brought a box of ashes. The dance tradition started at midnight and continued for three hours until the morning.
9. Washington, DC
Over the past 130 years, the White House has hosted Easter Egg Roll. Such activities are rolled the hard boiled eggs with a large spoon. However, this time the event offers more entertainment, like music performance, egg hunting and crafts decorate the eggs.
“Springkling”, is a popular Easter tradition in Hungary done on Easter Monday, also known as “Ducking Monday”. A boy spray the perfume or perfumed water to flush out the girls.