Easter and Passover Traditions Around the World

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What do Easter and Passover mean to you?

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

I hail from a multi-religion family. Lest that sounds exotic, I assure you it was not. My non-religious Protestant and Presbyterian-raised parents sent my brother and I to Catholic school, and had to endure years of watching us reenact Jesus’ Stations of the Cross because of it. Since we left elementary school, churchgoing has been reduced to twice a year. (If that.) Needless to say, I always admire the varying Easter and Passover traditions that are held so near and dear around the world.

With both holidays just around the corner, I thought we could visit some of the most fascinating and time-tested traditions around the world. Whether you remember having lamb and red eggs every Easter as a kid or if you smash dishes to indicate a fresh start during Passover, these traditions are meaningful for how uniting and celebratory they are, regardless of what you believe in or how you celebrate.

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