Easter In China

Easter In China

In China, Easter is only a special holiday for the Catholics, Orthodox and most established Christian churches. Millions of Christians celebrate in some fashion.

But most people don't observe it or believe in the resurrection at all, and other millions of Chinese have taken up Western children customs such as Easter eggs hunts just for the fun or novelty. Here is how the people celebrate on Easter in the Mainland and Hong Kong.

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How is Easter celebrated in Colombia?

How is Easter celebrated in Colombia?

Columbia celebrates Easter with processions, retreats, Masses and other events from Monday through Thursday. The most famous celebrations take place in Popayan and Mompox. The Last Supper is reenacted on Thursday. On Good Friday, there are masses and solemn rites, along with the crucifixion.

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Easter Customs in Cyprus

Easter Customs in Cyprus

Easter is considered to be the greatest festival in the Orthodox Christian religion. The Resurrection of Christ in particular, known as 'Lambri' in the Cypriot dialect, is celebrated with splendour. On the island of Cyprus, the feeling of devoutness during the Holy Week is combined with Easter customs which lend the festival another dimension.

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Easter Week Celebrations in Ecuador

Easter Week Celebrations in Ecuador

In many countries around the world, Easter is celebrated as a religious festival, and while some set aside a weekend, Ecuador has an Easter Week. Each city has its own traditional ways of celebrating this festive period, but its general meaning and celebratory purposes remain the same. Easter Week in Ecuador is celebrated from the 16th to the 23rd of March in 2008 and it is a time where the crucifixion of Christ is remembered and His rising commemorated.

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Easter traditions in Egypt

Easter traditions in Egypt

In Egypt the Israelites used lamb's blood to save their firstborn. The reason was that Jesus was called the "Lamb of God" because His sacrifice forgives humans' sins.

Lent in the Coptic Church of Egypt lasts for 55 days, which includes a preliminary week of modified fasting. No meat, fish, eggs or milk are supposed to be eaten during Lent. This fasting is extended as Lent goes on so that by Holy Week people are observing a stricter fast, in which they eat mainly vegetables and beans.

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Easter traditions in Ethiopia

Easter traditions in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Easter festival is called Fassika. This festival celebrates the day when Jesus Christ rose from the dead after being crucified.

Palm Sunday or Hosaina happens the Sunday before Easter. This day marks the beginning of Holy Week and celebrates the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Ethiopians wear headbands of palm leaves on this day to remind them of the palm leaves that were laid in Jesus' path.

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Easter traditions in France

Easter traditions in France

France, regarded the sacred cradle of Christianity, celebrates Easter with great fanfare and vigor. The entire country revels in the Eastertide festivities and shops are beautifully decorated with white and dark chocolate rabbits, chickens, bells and fish. Children wake up on the Easter Sunday morning and look in the nests they have placed in their yards or gardens, expecting to find beautifully decorated Easter eggs place in them.

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Easter in Great Britain

Easter in Great Britain

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian church year. It begins with Good Friday. The Romans killed Jesus Christ in Jerusalem about two thousand years ago. Christians believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion.

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Easter traditions in Holland

Easter traditions in Holland

The Christian community celebrates the holy festival of Easter with immense vigor and magnificence across the globe. The occasion also marks the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, after He was crucified on Good Friday. The holiday also marks the beginning of the spring season. Easter in the Netherlands is known as Pasen in Dutch. The occasion is more of a festive and family oriented day in the Netherlands. The Easter celebrations are marked by the carnival that is held before the Lent season. The main highlights of the carnival are dances, parades and masquerade balls. Go through the article to know more about the traditions and celebrations of Easter in Holland.

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Easter in Hong Kong

Easter in Hong Kong

A diverse community and a tolerant soul award Hong Kong quite a few public holidays, with Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, traditional Chinese and Western holidays all celebrated.

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