Easter and Passover Traditions Around the World

What do Easter and Passover mean to you?

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.


Click here to see the Easter and Passover Traditions Slideshow.