Easter Traditions around the World

In Poland, Easter Monday is marked by people pouring water all over each other. Young children run around with water guns and buckets. The water is symbolic of a cleansing and rebirth.

We celebrate Easter with brightly coloured eggs, Easter-egg hunts, marshmallow bunnies, and baskets filled with treats. But how do other countries around the world celebrate Easter?

In Haux, France a really big Easter tradition is marked by the cooking—and eating—of a giant (think 4 500 eggs) omelette. 

In Sweden kids dress up as Easter Witches and go around the neighbourhood asking for treats – like a mini-Halloween. 

In Bermuda, Easter is celebrated by flying kites on Good Friday to represent the ascension of Christ into heaven.