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Easter Traditions in Different Countries

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Easter is celebrated all over the world, but different countries have different traditions. Let's take a look at some of the ways that Easter is celebrated around the world.



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In Australia, Easter falls during the autumn season. Instead of Easter eggs, Australians give chocolate bilbies, which are a native marsupial that's endangered.

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In Bulgaria, people decorate boiled eggs and have an egg fight on Easter Sunday. The person with the last unbroken egg is said to have good luck for the year.

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In Finland, people light bonfires on Easter Sunday to ward off witches and evil spirits.

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In France, church bells don't ring on Good Friday and Easter Saturday because they're said to have flown to Rome. On Easter Sunday, the bells return and bring Easter eggs and other treats with them.

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In Germany, children make nests out of sticks and leaves for the Easter bunny to leave eggs in. They also have an Easter tree, which is decorated with painted eggs.

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In Greece, people have a tradition called "Pot Throwing", where they throw pots and pans out of their windows to symbolize new beginnings.



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In Hungary, people have a tradition called "Sprinkling", where boys pour buckets of water on girls and ask for an Easter egg or money in return.

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In Italy, people have a tradition called "Scoppio del Carro", where a cart filled with fireworks is set off in the middle of Florence on Easter Sunday.

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In Norway, people read crime novels during Easter. It's become such a popular tradition that publishers release new books specifically for Easter.

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In Poland, people create elaborate Easter baskets filled with eggs, bread, ham, and other foods. The baskets are blessed at church on Holy Saturday.

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In Spain, people have a tradition called "La Mona de Pascua", where they give each other Easter cakes that are decorated with figures made out of chocolate.

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In Sweden, people have a tradition called "Påskkärringar", where they dress up as Easter witches and go door-to-door asking for treats.



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In the United Kingdom, people have a tradition called "Rolling the Eggs", where they race hard-boiled eggs down a hill. The person whose egg goes the farthest without cracking is the winner.

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In the United States, people decorate eggs and have Easter egg hunts. They also have a tradition of eating Easter ham or lamb for dinner.

As you can see, Easter is celebrated in many different ways around the world. Each country has its own unique traditions and customs. What's your favorite Easter tradition?

"Easter Traditions in Different Countries" Quiz

1. What do Australians give instead of Easter eggs?

  1. Chocolate rabbits
  2. Chocolate bilbies
  3. Chocolate kangaroos

2. What do Bulgarians do on Easter Sunday?

  1. Decorate Christmas trees
  2. Have an egg fight
  3. Go on a picnic

3. What do Finnish people do on Easter Sunday?



  1. Light bonfires
  2. Play board games
  3. Watch movies

4. Why don't church bells ring in France on Good Friday and Easter Saturday?

  1. They're being repaired
  2. They've flown to Rome
  3. They're ringing in another city

5. What do German children make for the Easter bunny?

  1. Chocolate eggs
  2. Easter baskets
  3. Painted sticks

6. What do Greeks do during Easter as a symbol of new beginnings?

  1. Throw pots and pans out of their windows
  2. Plant new trees in their gardens
  3. Sing traditional songs

7. What do Hungarian boys do on Easter?

  1. Pour water on girls and ask for an Easter egg or money
  2. Decorate eggs and leave them in baskets
  3. Go on a scavenger hunt

8. What is the "Scoppio del Carro" tradition in Italy?

  1. Decorating eggs with gold and jewels
  2. Setting off fireworks in the middle of Florence on Easter Sunday
  3. Baking special Easter cakes

9. What is a popular Easter tradition in Norway?



  1. Lighting candles
  2. Reading crime novels
  3. Planting flowers

10. What do people in Poland put in their Easter baskets?

  1. Toys and candy
  2. Eggs, bread, ham, and other foods
  3. Flowers and herbs

11. What is "La Mona de Pascua" tradition in Spain?

  1. Giving Easter eggs to children
  2. Giving Easter cakes decorated with figures made out of chocolate
  3. Lighting candles in church

12. What is the "Påskkärringar" tradition in Sweden?

  1. Dressing up as Easter witches and going door-to-door asking for treats
  2. Decorating trees with painted eggs
  3. Making Easter baskets filled with sweets and toys

13. What is the traditional Easter activity in the United Kingdom?

  1. Decorating eggs with different colors and patterns
  2. Racing hard-boiled eggs down a hill
  3. Singing Easter carols in church

14. What is the traditional Easter dinner in the United States?

  1. Turkey with stuffing
  2. Ham or lamb
  3. Roast beef with vegetables

15. What is the main message of this article?



  1. Easter is celebrated the same way around the world
  2. Different countries have unique Easter traditions
  3. Easter is not an important holiday in many countries.

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