Strangest Easter Traditions (You Didn’t Know About)

March 31, 2023 | boston, easter eggs, haux, holiday, Massachusetts, pastels, strange tradition, texas hill country, The Abby
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Easter is already strange enough. A Christian holiday somehow also involves a bunny mascot and easter eggs filled with goodies. Everyone dresses in pastel colors and no one really knows why. Outside of already bizarre traditions we already practice here at The Abby, there are many other strange ones you might not be aware of. 

Enormous Easter Omelet

France finds Easter eggs, but the process makes them hungry. So, residents of the town of Haux crack open more than 4,5000 eggs into a gigantic pan to create a massive omelet. No need for Sunday supper; this egg-celent buffet serves over 1,000 people.

Red Means Easter

We mentioned the multi-colored pastels earlier, especially when it comes to attire and egg color. Locally, we associate red with the theme of Christmas. In Greece, the color is 100% Easter related. In ancient times, the egg has been a symbol for the renewal of life. The message of the color in the country symbolizes a victory over death; it also has religious representation in the blood of Christ. 

Light The Easter Fire

Over in the Lone Star state, Easter means setting fires to Texans. What started as an Old World tradition made its way to the New World, continuing to this day. In Fredericksburg, bonfires dot the Texas Hill country. Symbolizing the light Christ brought to the world, the bonfires are a tradition through Northwestern Germany. Because Fredericksburg was settled in 1846, we got the tradition imported stateside. 

Prepare The Giant Carpet

You may have to go to a room store for carpets in America. However, over in Antigua, the streets are covered in colorful carpets in preparation for the Good Friday procession. These carpets are created from flowers, colored sawdust, fruits, vegetables, and sand. However, the carpets are designed is up to those that made them; designs range from Mayan traditions to Guatemalan history. 

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