There are different traditions all around the world when it comes to easter. Some come across as very strange, while others make a little bit more sense. Let us take a look at some of the strangest Easter Traditions we could find from around the world.
Bermuda is a country known for its traditions and its strong beliefs in religion. According to the Bible, Jesus died from our sins on Good Friday and rose from his grave on Easter Sunday. In Bermuda, they symbolize this resurrection by flying kites high into the heavens. These kites take weeks to create, which is a big part of the tradition. It brings families together just as Jesus wanted.
After the flight is over, the kites are actually dismantled and never used again. Every year new kites are made.
Italy celebrates Easter a little different, and a little louder. They make what is called a Rube Goldberg Machines. Which some have said are “explosive terror”. The Goldberg machine in Florence is started with a holy fire, using shards of flints. These shards are taken from the burial place of Christ and used to light a candle.
They drag the candle through the city on a massive cart, which stands of 30ft tall and is said to be over 300 years old, to the Cathedral Square. Once there, the Cardinal of Florence lights a fake dove on fire, which lights 20 minutes of nonstop fireworks.
Instead of Peter Rabbit, France actually has a Bell which can fly across multiple countries. It is said that on Silent Saturday all churches in France will stop ringing their bells in order to mourn the passing of Jesus. Which makes sense… however, children are told that the reason these bells aren’t ringing, is because these bells actually flew to Rome to see the Pope. And upon their return, they drop eggs and candy all around France for kids to find.
Denmark knows what they’re doing! They’ve managed to combine Easter with Halloween. That’s twice as much candy! Children are allowed to dress up in costumes and go door to door to get more candy.
However, there is a catch. The children have to decorate willow branches as gifts for those who give them candy and chocolate in return.
If you ever needed a reason to move to Norway this is ti. The country completely shuts down for a week. The means no school, no work, no grocery shopping, etc. You have an entire week to just relax. You can’t run errands because everything is closed. So you truly are forced to do nothing. How amazing is that?