Celebrating Easter

Celebrating Easter is something that is done in many ways across many nations and different cultures. At the core of Easter is that it is a celebration in the religious sense and then a festive meal which has its own traditions. Now depending on where you are, the culture of Easter is also a time where children can enjoy themselves as they take off on a massive Easter egg hunt which is a popular event and is one of the first times in the year that children can enjoy the sunshine as winter gives way to spring. Here the children can locate as many Easter eggs as they can carry and will then proceed to eat them all, this tradition is very similar to Halloween but is held in the morning and has a spirit of fun to but with no religious ties.

Traditional food

While Christmas is famous for turkey, Easter has the lamb and the meal. Unlike Christmas, the Easter meal is held at lunchtime not dinner. Though as one can imagine the cultural aspect takes an important role as many cultures across the world have traditional foods for Easter time which range from the English hot cross buns, the Maltese figolla and should you find yourself in Denmark during this time then you can find a special Easter beer called Påskeøl. Very often, many people only look towards their own culture during these special festivities but upon closer examinations there are an abundance of different food and traditions that span over the entire globe that go back centuries making them unique and special in their own way.

The Easter festivities

If you look across the different cultures, almost all of them have different Easter traditions that might seem a bit odd to the rest of us. The Hungarians have a tradition called sprinkling which involves young men sprinkling a bit of water or perfume over a young woman’s head and then asking for a kiss in return. In France they make a large omelet with up to five thousand eggs to feed over a thousand people and a whole list of others with their own interesting origin stories and histories.