A Happy Easter around the world – Part 2
A Happy Easter around the world is what we are all looking forward to. Whether we are preparing to celebrate it on April 1st or April 8th, Easter brings a bit more light and a bit more optimism into our life routine.
So here we are again, ready to discuss some of the most entertaining, interesting or fun Easter traditions in the world.
Bulgaria – Hiding eggs might be a good idea in Bulgaria. But be careful, because once they get found, you will have to take shelter, because egg fights are something very popular here. That was actually just a false alarm: it’s not that the players actually throw eggs at each-other, but they hit each-other’s boiled egg with the aim of establishing the “winning egg”. The winner, of course, is the one that can break the most eggs without cracking its own shell.
In the UK, Easter is reason for dancing, apparently. Morris dancing is one of the oldest traditions in England and the rest of the British Isles, practiced ever since the Middle Ages. So why is it that people dance? Because people believe that dancing averts the bad spirits of winter and draws in the sun and spring.
Corfu: The Greeks on this island should start Easter Monday shouting: “Timber!” and that is because the locals throw pots out of the window… for fun on this special day. And not just clay pots, but also pans and other kitchen- and earth-ware immediately available. The purpose of this is to welcome the new crops in new pots – so it’s all got much to do with the coming of spring. Spring in Greece is warm and beautiful and if you are on this island, we encourage you to hire a car in Corfu as well and enjoy all the sun and the beauty the place has to offer.