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  1. Jackie
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    What an interesting post! I love all the different traditions, customs, and rituals for celebrating Easter. The kite flying in Bermuda sounds really beautiful and symbolic. Crime watching in Norway seems so random! My favorite, though, were those Guatemalan carpets! Such gorgeous pieces of cultural art! It’s great to share these traditions because so many people can get stuck in thinking about only their way of celebrating the Easter holiday.

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  2. MariaAbroad
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    Oh, I always loved the Easter fountains in Franken as a kid growing up. They were so colorful and pretty. And we had fun decorating eggs and hanging them off of branches as decoration in the house. I love Easter. So many cool traditions 🙂

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  3. Vicki | MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld
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    Wow! What a comprehensive post about Easter traditions around the world – some of these are so interesting and different that it must have been a lot of fun to research. If I’d have to pick one i’d take Bermuda – who wouldn’t enjoy kite flying and fishcakes?!

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  4. dannielle
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    So glad I found this – was having a conversation with my carpool buddies the other day about easter traditions and none of us could name any from other countries. Thank you! Can’t wait to wow them with my knowledge. Some of these are a little weird though!

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  5. Nisha
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    What a wonderful post! I have lived in Europe and I love how differently they celebrate the Easter over there.

    I have also seen those floats being carried in Malaga & Seville. 🙂

    I love the way you have compiled the whole list. Oh, so much to see!

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  6. noel
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    It is surprising that Easter/spring is celebrated in so many places around the world some more religious and true to the Christian faith than marketing events in other areas. Love the videos that you also added to the mix

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  7. Brian
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    I like Sweden & Norway!

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  8. Rosemary
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    Fantastic post with such detail from around the world! How fun to see how the same celebration varies so much. Love the Russian willow branch tapping and the Norwegian crime dramas. So different! Thanks for sharing this cultural perspective on Easter.

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  9. Mar Pages
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    One of my favourite things about traveling is seeing how countries celebrate holidays in their own way, I love the differences! I recently saw a post on Easter in Greece, and they way their celebrated is so different to what we do here in Singapore. Given the chance I would love to go to a different country for Easter for a couple of years, I can imagine how meaningful and joyful each would be. Thank you for a great list!

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  10. mark wyld
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    This article sums why we all travel perfectly. So many countries to visit so many traditions to expereinec and so many cultures to immerse ourselves in. I often tell people its too easy to think that where you live is how the world is

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  11. Meg Jerrard
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    Such an interesting post to compare the different traditions around the world. We have just finished celebrating in Australia, and yes, the Easter Bilby has always been a big part of our holiday festivities. A large part of the population goes to church on Easter Sunday, and we have hot crossed buns and Easter egg scavengar hunts as other countries do as well 🙂

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  12. Carla Abanes
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    Amazing list! and thanks for inlcuding my home country, the Philippines. Holy week is also a time of reflection for us Catholics but also a time of colorful rituals and Easter traditions.

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  13. alexa
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    Great roundup. Love this kind of article that shares the culture and traditions of different places around the world! How many places have you had the change to celebrate Easter?

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  14. Adriana
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    VoyagerVicki, thanks for including “Dansa de la Mort” (The Dance of Death) in your post, but let me write some concretions: it is performed by three adults and two teenagers to remember anyone can die, they dance around the village in silence following the rhythm of a drum (but not scaring people as you said).
    Here you have a video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LTZDQhLUeI

    In Spain there’s other traditions that you skip (I know its really hard to know all of them):

    – there’s “La tamborada” in Hellín (Albacete): more than 20.000 persons plays the drums at the same time all night long (Maundy Thursday). In Calanda, Híjar and (Aragon) and Tobarra (Albacete) there’s also drums traditions.
    Here you have some videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=las1Bx3Kaf8
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY7H_W1ANIc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA_ofIXALNA

    – in Catalonia godparents give to the godsons/goddaughters a cake known as “la Mona de Pasqua” but in Barcelona it’s not a normal cake with a chocolate egg it’s a chocolate sculpture.
    Here you have some examples: https://www.google.es/search?q=mona+de+pascua+espectacular&rlz=1C5CHFA_enES565ES567&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib_47-5OrUAhWHKVAKHbGxAoYQ_AUIBigB&biw=1259&bih=712#tbm=isch&q=mona+de+pascua+de+chocolate+espectacular

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