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Easter in Georgia

Easter is the most important holiday for Orthodox Christians. The week before Easter is called Passion Week. This is when special services are conducted in almost every church in Georgia, but most particular days are PASSION THURSDAY and GOOD FRIDAY.

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Easter traditions in Germany

Easter is celebrated to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead after His crucifixion on Good Friday. The festival also marks the onset of the spring season after the end of the Lent period. It is observed by the entire Christian community throughout the world. The most important Easter symbols are spring flowers, eggs, chickens, hares and lambs. Easter celebrations in Germany are quite similar to other countries. Post offices, banks, stores and other businesses are usually shut down. Easter in Germany is known for colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies. The festival is celebrated with a whole lot customs and traditions.

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Easter traditions in Greece

Easter is the one of the most sacred holidays for people in Greece. Greeks celebrate the festival with religious fervor, by attending special church services. A number of customs are associated with the celebration of the festival, which is a fifty-day religious affair, in the nation. While most of the events are concentrated in and around the church, people in the country make it a point that they enjoy the holidays with their family, friends and close relatives as well. Traditional Greece recipes are prepared for the festival. The custom of exchanging Easter candles is one of the highlights of Easter in Greece.

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Easter traditions in Iceland

Easter in Iceland starts with the Holy Thursday when generally all businesses are closed (except a limited number of grocery shops). However, movie theaters remain open on the Icelandic Easter holidays. A lot of people go out of town that day for short trip, and return home after Easter.

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Easter traditions in India

Easter is one of the most significant festivals in the Christian calendar and marks the beginning of the spring season. The occasion is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm throughout the world. The holiday commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. India is a land of cultural diversity; hence every festival is celebrated with great pomp and show. Although Christians constitute a meager 3% of the total population in India, the festive spirit of Easter is no less. Being multi-ethnic, the country respects and honors every religion and celebrates Easter with the same religious solemnization as any other festival. A spring time festival, the celebrations start with Lent and end with Easter Sunday.

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Easter traditions in Israel

Easter celebration in Israel assumes special significance because a number of Christian rituals have roots in Jewish traditions. The celebration of the Jewish festival of Passover, which commemorates the exodus of Jews from captivity in Egypt, has been intertwined with Easter from the beginning and the Hebrew word Pesach, originally meaning Passover, came to mean Easter as well.

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Easter, the 'Light of Christ', from Jerusalem to the Jordan

Amman (AsiaNews) For Easter, the 'Light of Jesus' comes directly from Jerusalem. Paschal tradition in this predominantly Muslim country demands in fact that candles be lighted on the eve of Easter Sunday with a lighted candle brought by the archbishop who celebrated mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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Easter in Latvia

Easter is the peak of the Christian church year; the rest of the year is a prelude to the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus, Advent time of expectant waiting for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus, Christmas and Fasting.

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Easter in Macedonia

Easter, seen here being celebrated in Skopje, is the central feast in the Christian liturgical year. According to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.

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Easter in Moldova

Easter is the most important religious holiday in Moldova. Easter is a transitioning holiday and the exact date for it is calculated using the lunar-solar calendar.

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