Remarkable Easter Traditions from Around the World

Easter is just a week ahead and lots of expats will  travel home to their families to spend some time together. Easter, in the USA, means church services, Easter egg hunts, and baskets filled with candy.

Let’s see how holidays are celebrated in other countries.


Kids in France don’t get treats from the Easter bunny; they receive them from the Easter bells. According to Catholic traditions, church bells cannot ring between Holy Thursday and the Easter Vigil, due to the solemnity of the days around Jesus’s death. In time, a legend evolved that said the church bells weren’t rung since they grew wings and flew to Rome to be blessed by the Pope. Then the bells returned Easter day with...

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