Commentary Holiday

Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday is almost here so get your bag ready to pick up some plastic eggs and eat chocolate bunnies. The reason Americans celebrate this will probably surprise many people but not all. Many Christians celebrate this to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on each Sunday. The Sunday people celebrate this celebration is based on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox. Like we all know in the U.S people hide eggs and children compete to find the most plastic eggs. Of course not just the U.S celebrates this Easter Sunday, countries such as Brazil, Hungary, France, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Italy, and Germany celebrate this too. Although they may be celebrated differently to what we know as the Easter we are used to. Customs all around the world are really surprising. In Hungary boys sprinkle perfume, cologne or water over a young woman’s head, and ask for a kiss, in Spain 52 different religious brotherhoods parade through the streets manifesting the crucifixion, in Sweden children dress up as Easter witches wearing long skirts, colorful headscarves and painted red cheeks and go from home to home in their neighborhoods trading paintings and drawings in the hope of receiving sweets, In Bulgaria they don’t hide eggs they throw them, they organize  egg fights  and whoever comes out of the game with an unbroken egg is the winner and assumed to be the most successful member of the family in the coming year. All around the world there are all traditions that differ from us. Easter Sunday should be a day to have fun and be with the ones you love just like any other holiday we celebrate.


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