In Canada we celebrate Easter by eating chocolate eggs that the Easter Bunny brings us. Here are some other Easter traditions that are celebrated throughout the world.
In Australia, there is no Easter Bunny. Instead, there is an Easter Bilby. The Easter Bilby was brought upon to increase awareness of the endangered animal but also because rabbits, which cause environmental damage by over eating crops, are not well liked in Australia.
During the Easter holiday, families will read or watch murder mysteries together. Murder mysteries run on all major TV networks throughout the week of Easter. Some publishers will even wait to release murder mystery novels around the week of Easter.
Children celebrate Easter by dressing up as witches and wizards and going door-to-door collecting chocolate and candies. In return, the children decorate willow twigs and give them to homeowners they receive candy from. The twigs are supposed to bless the home of the gift receiver.
In Poland, Easter is celebrated by baking a cake. It isn’t just any cake though. It is a cake in the shape of a lamb. Lambs are used to represent the coming of spring and new beginnings. Centerpieces can take the form of lamb cakes, lambs made out of sugar and even lambs made out of butter.
In Bermuda, kites take the sky on Good Friday. Many Bermudians spend weeks preparing beautiful and bright homemade kites that they fly on Good Friday. This tradition has been taking place for more then four decades.