Easter traditions of the different countries

Easter traditions in Bulgaria

Easter is one of the most significant holidays in the Bulgarian calendar. Starting with Palm Sunday, the holy week leads up to the Great Day. In the country, the festival is popularly known as "Velikden", which literally means 'the faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ'. Easter traditions in Bulgaria are a derivative of the Eastern Orthodox Church rituals. In tune with worldwide Orthodox traditions, bright red colored eggs and Easter breads known as "kolache" or "kozunak" are the prominent symbols of Easter in Bulgaria. In the article, explore all about the traditions and celebrations of Easter in Bulgaria.

Easter in Belgium

In Belgium Easter is one of the big celebrations.Christians celebrate Easter every year in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter traditions in Australia

The island nation of Australia celebrates Easter with great fanfare and traditional fervor. Being a land of aboriginal tribes and exotic animals, Australia celebrates Easter by imbibing its unique native elements. The Christian churches in the country follow the Easter Christian Calendar to celebrate the festival, which begins with Shrove Tuesday and ends with Whitsun (or Pentecost), which is 50 days after Easter Sunday. Good Friday is a day of mourning. On Easter Sunday, churches are bedecked with flowers, to commemorate the Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ.

Easter at the Vatican

Easter at the Vatican is said to be one of the most incredible spiritual journeys a Catholic can take, and it seems that every year, the Vatican receives a little more world wide attention from the nations which make it into the Pope’s address.

Easter traditions in Ukraine

Easter is the feast of Christ’s resurrection, which in its observance combines both pagan and Christian elements. Easter (in Ukrainian: ‘Velykden’ or ‘Paskha’) is preceded by seven weeks of Lent and celebrated on each first week after vernal equinox and full moon. It is the most cheerful holiday for orthodox believers.

Easter traditions in Estonia

Easter in Estonia should not be missed. A rich historic background and periods of different rule have all left their mark on Estonian holiday traditions, making Easter one of the best times to enjoy Estonia’s colour and history.

Easter Week break in Andorra

Liturgical and cultural traditions in Andorra come together in the budding beautiful setting of spring, opening up marvellous nature spots. Easter Week is a good time to enjoy what the Pyrenean country has to offer: relaxing in the spa circuits, shopping or savouring the country’s typical dishes.

Easter traditions in Austria

Everything starts on PALM SUNDAY

The "palms" are actually made from various green branches or shoots (pussy willows, branches of juniper, boxwood, periwinkle, etc.). In some regions, they're decorated with apples, oranges, nuts, colored eggs, pretzels, artificial flowers, little wreaths or multi-colored ribbons.

Easter in Belarus

Easter 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.

Easter in Albania

For a long time, roughly half-a-century, celebrating a religious festivity was a pure act of rebellion in Albania. Former dictator Enver Hoxha in his attempt to create the homo-sovieticus had banned anything from Christmas to Carnivals. Any challenge to the rule and you could be drop-shipped to the gulags as priority mail.

Easter traditions in Malta

In Malta Easter has been the focus of great festivities, in the churches which have been beautifully decorated, as well as the family observances.