Easter is a worldwide celebration known for its various traditions and customs. Although many people associate Easter with chocolate eggs and bunnies, many other fun and unique traditions are related to this holiday. From egg hunts to egg rolling, Easter traditions bring joy and excitement to people of all ages. Here are some fun Easter traditions celebrated worldwide.


 One common tradition is the Easter egg hunt. This activity involves hiding coloured eggs, usually made of plastic or chocolate, in different places, such as outside or inside the house. Children then search for these hidden treasures and collect as many eggs as possible. Easter eggs are fun for kids and promote friendly competition and teamwork. Many communities, churches and schools host large egg hunts that bring communities together and create lasting memories.

 Another exciting Easter tradition is egg rolling. This tradition is prevalent in the United States and Great Britain. Egg rolling involves rolling decorated hard-boiled eggs down a hill or slope to see whose egg can move the farthest without breaking. It is an exciting activity that requires skill and precision. 


 A unique Easter tradition in Greece is the "pot throwing" ceremony called "Botides". On the island of Corfu, pots, pans and other kitchen utensils are thrown out the window to celebrate Easter. This tradition is believed to chase away evil spirits and bring good luck for the coming year. The streets are filled with the sound of breaking pottery, creating a festive and lively atmosphere. After the toss, locals gather to clean the streets and enjoy traditional Easter celebrations.

 In Sweden and Finland, children dress up as witches during Easter and go door to door looking for goodies, such as Halloween trinkets. This tradition is known as "Påskkärringar" in Sweden and "Virpominen" in Finland. Children carry broomsticks and exchange handmade greeting cards for candy and sweets. This playful and fun activity will add magic to your Easter party.


 One of the tastiest Easter traditions is baking hot cross buns. These spiced buns, often made with raisins or currants, are marked with a cross and are traditionally eaten on Good Friday. Baking hot cross buns is standard in many countries, such as the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Families often gather in the kitchen to bake and decorate these delicious treats, and they are enjoyed as a special Easter breakfast or afternoon snack.

 A unique Easter tradition in Brazil is the "Burning of Judas". On the Saturday before Easter, images of Judas Iscariot, the biblical character who betrayed Jesus, are made and displayed in public squares. The effigies are then burned with an arrow, symbolizing Judah's punishment for betrayal.

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This tradition is seen as an opportunity to cleanse the community of evil and bring good luck for the coming year. It is a dramatic and fiery Easter tradition that draws crowds and creates a spectacle. In Norway, a popular Easter tradition is called "Easter Crime" or "Påskekrimmen".

Norwegians have long been reading crime novels and watching crime dramas during Easter. It's a cosy and exciting way to spend the holidays, and many publishers publish unique crime-themed books and TV shows for Easter. Some families even create their murder mystery games.