Many countries around the world have been celebrating Easter 2011 these days. Also called Resurrection Sunday, Easter 2011 is one of the most important festivals in the Christian calendar to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter has been celebrated since the fourth century as the focal point of Christian faith and worship. Easter always falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 every year and this year, the event fell on Sunday, April 24. In different countries, Easter customs are very different, but decorating Easter eggs is a common motif. Children around the world are eager to wait for the visit of the Easter Bunny with a lot of candy, Easter eggs and chocolate.
An Easter card
The custom egg hunting takes place not only in America but also in many other countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Malaysia, Australia, Brazil, India and Philippines. During this day, parents will hide Easter eggs and candy somewhere and children are eager to find them.
Children are eager to hunt for hidden Easter eggs
The Easter hat parade is one of the traditional customs of America, Australia and United Kingdom. During Easter festival, people in these countries often rush into the streets in hats that are made from synthetic flowers, ribbons or bows.
Adorable Easter bunnies appear everywhere to give children lovely Easter gift basket
Foods associated with Easter in Brazil are not only the sweet. The typical Easter food in most of Brazil is the “bacalhau” (salted cod)
Easter baking recipes are popular in many countries around the world.
In England and Australia, people often make hot cross buns, a traditional Easter food. It is a soft and slightly sweet cake that is marked with a cross on top.
Simnel Cake, a light fruit cake which is similar to a Christmas cake is the important food at Easter in Ireland.