What are Easter customs?

Update:21 Aug 2019

1. Parade: In most Western countries, a large religious procession is usually held on Easter day. Today, the festive parade is filled with a festive atmosphere and replaced the strong religious color of the past. The folk characteristics and local characteristics are very strong. In Britain, the parade is mostly about introducing local history and local customs. The marchers disguised themselves as Scottish bagpipe bands and palace guards, attracting many tourists.

2. Rolling eggs: During Easter, people will paint the cooked eggs red, which represents the swan crying blood, and also the happiness after the birth of the goddess of life. People use eggs for games, and roll the eggs on the ground or on the dirt slope. The cracker is the winner. The winner can get all the players' eggs. It is believed that the rolling of the egg can make the demon tremble and suffer, and the egg also indicates the coming of new life.


3. Change to new clothes: Christians used to baptize in church before Easter, and then put on their new robes to celebrate the new birth of Christ. This custom has spread to the present day. At Easter, people will change into new clothes one after another. They think that they don't wear new clothes during the festival.


4. Lighting the holy flame: On Easter Day, people lit candles in front of the church to show sanctification, and welcomed the holy candles to millions of households. The happiest thing for the children is to send the flame to each house, which is filled with a cheerful festive atmosphere. In Bavaria, Germany, residents hold a torch race to celebrate Jesus' rebirth. At Luke Terrace in North Rhine-Westphalia, a steamer is the way they celebrate Easter.


In addition to these distinctive customs, rabbits, lilies, bells, chicks, etc. are all symbols of Easter and herald a new life. Today's Easter has become a grand carnival in many western countries, and it is welcomed by more and more people.