One of the most significant events on the christian calendar is here! Easter Season🎉🎉
Today 20s doses brings Easter around the world to you! How? By a collection of fun Easter traditions!
From eggstraordinary Easters, to water fighting Easters, to Halloweening Easters, to Easter right here in Kenya. You don’t want to miss out on what, when, and where Easter traditions happen!
And, while we cannot engage in most of these traditions due to the pandemic, we can definitely explore them! Get to learn, possibly try one, or two traditions with family at home. Or, just add one to your Easter bucket list!
Let’s explore this explosion of Easter traditions, shall we?
Every Easter Monday, in the town of Haux, France, residents crack more than 4500 eggs into a gigantic pan to create a massive omelette.
In the morning, each family gathers in the main square where the eggs are cooked. This eggstraordinary Easter omelette feeds over 1,000 people.
This tradition began when Napoleon and his army were travelling through France, where they stopped in a small town and ate omelettes. Napoleon enjoyed his so much, that he ordered the towns people to gather their eggs, and make a giant omelette for his army the following day.
Easter in Brazil.
Apart from football, Brazilians have an Easter tradition of creating straw dolls in place of Judas: the apostle that betrayed Christ.
Guess what they do to the dolls! ( Feel free to comment before continuing😂😂😂).They hang the dolls in the streets, and beat them up!
And, many are the times politicians involved in scandals become Judas! I have a feeling many would be in support of the last part😂😂. Anyway, we have definitely explored Easter in Brazil!
Many things can be done to celebrate Easter, but for the Polish nothing beats water fighting! This wet festivity takes place on Easter Monday by throwing lots of water at each other.
In the past, it was single guys water fighting single girls. But, now it’s pretty much everyone water fighting everyone.
Water fighting weapons include water guns, empty shampoo bottles, soap bottles, and of course, the good old buckets. Basically, anything that pours out water!
This seems really enjoyable! People throwing water at each other, others sliding, and falling!
And, of course there are those who get enough washing during birthdays! Reader reader on my blog, are birthdays enough for washing, or do you need just one extra water episode? Feel free to comment!
Kite flying Easter.
On Good Friday, Bermudians aim high by kite flying ! They make kites with wooden sticks and colorful paper. It is topped off with a special tissue called “hummers” that produces a buzzing sound: the sound of Bermudian Easter! Everyone gathers, and lets their kites fly!
This tradition began when a local British Army had difficulty explaining Christ’s Ascension to his Sunday school class. To illustrate Christ’s Ascension, he made a kite in the shape of a cross. Beautiful creativity! To those with kids, and are struggling to explain Easter, you’re welcome!
Crucifixion and flagellation Easter.
In Philippines, some devout Catholics take to practice self crucifixion and self flagellation on Easter.
On Good Friday, devotees willingly carry wooden crosses, crawl on rough pavements, whip themselves(self flagellation), and are crucified in imitation of Christ’s suffering.
They do this to ask for forgiveness of sins or to express gratitude for favors granted. However, The Roman Catholic Church is not keen on this idea, and has been actively trying to discourage this practice.
Personally, I know that Christ died for us all, and by His suffering we have salvation, forgiveness, redemption, and we’re justified. By His blood all sins are washed away! Reader, reader on my blog, what say you? Do you support, or don’t you, and why?
Clay pot throwing Easter.
Moving on to Greece, watch out for flying pottery and earthenware on the Greek island of Corfu!
On the morning of Holy Saturday, residents of Corfu throw out pots, and pans from their balconies, smashing them on the street. The breaking of pots scares away evil spirits and marks a new beginning.
This tradition was derived from the Venetians, who on New Year’s Day used to throw out old items. Easter is associated with a new chapter for the Greek.
Halloween comes early in Sweden, and for Scandinavians! Why? Because, Easter sounds a lot like Halloween!
On Holy Thursday before Easter, children dress up as Easter witches wearing long skirts, colorful head scarves, painted red cheeks, carrying broomsticks, and copper kettles.
They go from home to home asking for candy. The kids usually offer adults drawings, and paintings in return for treats. To prevent the witches from flying on their brooms, Swedes burn a big bonfire from Good Friday to Easter Sunday.
Well, well, well, who would have thought that Halloween would be an Easter tradition?
Splash of color Easter.
In Germany, Easter eggs are displayed on trees and prominently in streets, with some of the trees having thousands of multi colored eggs hanging on them.
Wow! What a splash of color! I would definitely want to be in Germany during Easter! My reason? Of course, a photo shoot😂😂.
Easter in Kenya.
Saving the best for the last! Many Kenyans celebrate Easter in church with services, and mass with the way of the cross.
Restaurants and bars are usually packed to the brim as people enjoy nyama choma, and beer. Some opt to travel up country, or visit game parks, or just enjoy the beaches in Mombasa.
Uhuru Park, particularly gets a lot of visitors!
And, while we can only reminisce on the good times, due to the restrictions that have come with Covid-19, I bring a ray of hope, that one day we’ll see light at the end of the tunnel.
Most of the immunizable diseases had a season when they dominated and were a pain in the ass. But, eventually vaccines and treatment did come for T.B, Polio, Measles, Rota Virus, etcetera. And for Covid, it won’t be any different!
Meanwhile, let’s follow the guidelines provided. ⏬⏬
We’ve come to the end of the article! I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading it! I also hope that you’ve learnt something!
Feel free to comment! Tell me the tradition that intrigued you the most, what you miss doing during easter, or your thoughts on the different traditions! Basically, any feedback!
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Thank you for your time! I really appreciate your read! Have a great week ahead!