6 Different Ways to Celebrate Easter

Avery Seidel

Every family has their own traditions and certain ways they celebrate holidays.

In Hungary they have a tradition that is called “Sprinkling” where boys playfully sprinkle perfume, cologne, or water over a young woman’s head, and ask for a kiss. People used to believe that the water had a cleaning, healing and fertility inducing effect.

In France a town called Haux, makes a giant omelette that is made with 4,500 eggs that feeds 1,000 people is served in the town’s main square. When Napoleon and his army were traveling through the southern part of France, they stopped in a small town and ate omelets. Napoleon liked his omelet so much that he ordered the town to gather their eggs and make a giant omelet for his army the next day.

In Brazil, they have a tradition to create straw dolls to represent Judas, hang them in the streets, and beating them up. Many times, politicians involved in scandals become Judas. They also have a carnival in many small towns to celebrate the end of Lent.

In Seville, Spain there are 52 different religious brotherhoods that parade through the streets, manifesting the crucifixion while thousands watch the bands and decorated candle lit floats with Baroque statues illustrating the Easter story.

In Sweden, the children dress up as Easter witches wearing long skirts, colorful head scarves and painted red cheeks and they go from home to home in their neighborhoods trading painting and drawings in the hope of receiving streets.

In Greece they have a tradition of pot throwing. People throw pots and pans out their windows, smashing them on the streets. Some say the custom of throwing pots, welcoming spring, symbolizing the new crops that will be gathered in new pots.

As seen, there are many crazy and different ways to celebrate Easter. Some of these may not be your cup of tea, but they are taken seriously around the world.