Read on to know Easter customs and traditions around the world. Read about Easter celebration world over.
One of the holiest festivals in the Christian calendar, Easter is
celebrated around the world with fanfare and religious vigor. While the
religious observations of the festival follow the Christian church, the
basic contours of Easter celebration may vary in different countries due
to regional influences.
These variations straddle almost all the aspects of Easter celebration.
While in the majority of countries Easter bunny is the prominent Easter
symbol, in France, Easter fish and bells are the major Easter icons.
Pre-Lent carnivals are held across the world with Rio de Janeiro
carnival being the most famous one. In many Eastern European countries
Easter egg decoration is an integral part of Easter celebration.
But in today's age of rampant commercialization, the religious
significance of Easter is fast losing its relevance. People are
increasing embracing the festive aspect of the festival and Good Friday
and Easter Monday have become a welcome extension to the weekend and a
chance to go on the first spring vacation.