Easter is a significant holiday for most Texas Christians, but it is celebrated worldwide in a ton of interesting and different ways.

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I've compiled a list of seven ways Easter has been celebrated around the world for generations.

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1. SPANISH EASTER

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In Spain, Holy Week, also known as Semana Santa, is celebrated with solemn processions.

Penitents dressed in hooded robes carry statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary on floats.

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2. PHILIPPINES EASTER

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The Philippines has a two-week-long festival called Semana Santa that begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Easter Sunday.

The festival is highlighted by the Good Friday procession, where devotees re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus.

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3. GREEK EASTER

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In Greece, Easter is the most important religious holiday, and it is celebrated with a feast of roasted lamb known as Pascha.

Candles lit in the church are used to light traditional Easter bonfires that symbolize the resurrection of Jesus.

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4. GERMAN EASTER

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Germany celebrates Easter with decorated eggs, Easter bunnies, and markets selling Easter decorations and treats, PLUS something known as the Easter Egg Tree.

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5. ITALIAN EASTER

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Italy celebrates Easter with elaborate processions, feasts, and traditional Italian dishes such as lamb, artichokes, and sweet bread.

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6. SWEDISH EASTER

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Sweden has a unique tradition called påskris, where decorated branches of birch or pussy willow are exchanged for candy.

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Children dress up as witches and go door-to-door exchanging their påskris.

Each country has its own unique traditions and customs, but regardless of the specific celebration, Easter is a time for reflection, gratitude, and joy.

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Whether it's a week-long festival or a day filled with candy and toys, the celebration of Easter is significant worldwide.

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Let me know what you think of these international Easter traditions, or if I missed any, at nico@klaq.com

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