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In Poland, the Easter festivities are light-hearted and fun: cake baking, cooking buttered lamb and throwing a party with your loved ones are common customs. And Easter Monday sees the celebration of a truly original tradition! Buckets, bottles and glasses filled with water can be found on every corner, and kids (as well as big kids!) engage in a huge water fight.
In France, church bells fall silent before Easter. Tradition has it that the bells fly out of their steeples to go to Rome and stay there till Easter morning, when they return with Easter eggs in tow.
Beyond Europe, it’s worth mentioning the celebrations in Mexico. In this Catholic country, the Easter celebrations begin on Palm Sunday, and on Good Friday the passion and crucifixion of Christ are re-enacted on the streets. The tradition of gifting Easter eggs is relatively new and has been imported directly from the United States.
At the other side of the world, in Australia, people share their Easter feast with those poorer than them. Sunday brunch is held in the church, in charity organisations or in homes themselves.
And how about you? Do you know of any other Easter traditions worth mentioning? Tell us in the comments section below!