Wednesday, 24 April 2013

37. Easter tradition in Europe


Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many traditional games and customs have developed. One of them is egg tapping (or egg knocking or egg fight). 


Another custom is egg decorating
Greece
Latvia
Spain
Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Austria


The UK
Poland
 In Germany they hang eggs with strings from tree branches!

As well as decorating eggs it is customary in sections of Northwestern Europe ( Denmark, parts of Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands) on Good Saturday and Easter Sunday to light large fires (bonfires) at dusk. 
Easter fire, Germany

Easter fire, the Netherlands
In Greece, Good Friday is the most sacred day of the Holy Week, the day of the culmination of the passion of Christ. Women and children go to church to decorate the Epitaph (Bier of Christ) with flowers and in the evening the Epitaph procession takes place.

On the same day, it is customary in some places in Greece and Cyprus for a small doll representing Judas Iscariot to be burnt.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi
Keep writting miss Chrysa
we still see our blogspot!

An old student of the class who made the project...

:)

Chrysa Papalazarou said...

I am very happy I still get to hear from you. I hope you're having a good time in High School. This was a project with a specific purpose. I don't know if I can go on writing without you all working, learning and having a good time. It seems a bit of a monologue. I'll think about it :-)

Anonymous said...

I am happy too.I didnt write erlier because we had 10 tests in 2 weeks!
I want to say that our class do a project at anti-bulling like in your blogspot. Thanks for taking some ideas for our school project!

:)

Chrysa Papalazarou said...

I hope everything went well with your tests! I'm happy you still get ideas from this blog!

Anonymous said...

All the tests were between 17-20 and thanks again fir the information.

:)

Chrysa Papalazarou said...

Great marks. Keep up the good work :)