Easter Week 2018: Celebrations and rituals people follow on this day

Christians globally celebrate Easter with full enthusiasm. Easter eggs and Easter bunnies are the rituals they follow, which depicts new birth. On the rebirth of Jesus Christ, this day is observed after full moon day in the spring season.
Easter day is celebrated with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and the ringing of church bells. Easter parades are held in some countries such as the Philippines and Spain. Christians view Easter as the greatest feast of the Church year. It is a day of joy and celebration to remember that Jesus Christ is risen, according to Christian belief.

Many towns and villages in Italy have sacred dramas on the Easter stories. These are held in the piazzas on Easter Day. Pastries called corona di nove are baked in the form of a crown. Other traditional foods include Capretto (lamb) and Agnello (kid/goat). Easter in Poland is celebrated with family meals that include ham, sausages, salads, babka (a Polish cake) and mazurka, or sweet cakes filled with nuts, fruit, and honey.

Although Easter maintains great religious significance, many children in countries think of it as a time to get new spring clothes. They love to decorate eggs and to participate in Easter egg hunts where eggs are hidden by the Easter Bunny. Some children receive Easter baskets full of candy, snacks, and presents around this time of the year.

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