Video: From underwater Easter bunny to egg rolling outside the White House: celebrating Catholic Easter around the world
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
At the end of March, the Catholic world celebrated Easter, one of the main Christian holidays, established in honor of the resurrection Jesus … Despite the fact that many strict traditions and customs have developed around this date, adherents of Catholicism approached the celebration of Easter with imagination and even humor.
American President Barack Obama took part in the annual Easter egg-rolling ritual. The action took place on the lawn in front of White House and except for the head of state, all members of his family took part in it. Egg rolling is considered a Slavic custom and has a rather long history, but this tradition has already firmly entered the life of Americans, although it has undergone significant changes.
There is a tradition among Christian pilgrims to visit on Easter Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is located in Jerusalem … According to Scripture, it was on this place that he was crucified, buried, and then resurrected Christ … In one of the underground rooms of this temple there is a wooden pillar, which, according to the legends, is part of the cross. Jesus … It is this shrine that Christian pilgrims strive to see on this great holiday.
Catholicism in "Celestial Empire" - a phenomenon very specific to the taste of Western people: from such obvious examples as dressing Chinese children in costumes of angels, and ending with very absurd historical facts, according to which Chinese Catholics do not recognize the supremacy of the Pope.
The Western tradition of hiding painted eggs in the grass for Easter has found its desperate adherent in the face Spencer Slate … Dressed up as an Easter bunny and donning diving gear, he hid several Easter eggs in a thicket of sea grass. There were about a hundred volunteers who wished to take part in the Easter ritual of searching for eggs in such unusual conditions.
The Easter tradition of painting eggs is perhaps one of the most famous and widespread holiday rituals. This is evidenced by this frame, in which we see the inhabitants India painting eggs with felt-tip pens.
Easter is one of the favorite holidays in many countries. The origins of Easter celebrations date back to pagan times and the time when the long, cold European winters were finally ending. Many ancient festivals were held on the days of the equinox and solstice. Spring was the time when the days suddenly got warmer, the snow melted and flowers bloomed, so it should come as no surprise that people wanted to celebrate this time. Easter also has tremendous religious significance for many believers around the world
Igor Severyanin enthusiastically wrote about the celebration of Easter in St. Petersburg: "There was a smell of hyacinths in the dining room, Ham, Easter cake and Madeira, It smelled like Easter of Christ, the Orthodox Russian faith." This ancient Christian holiday, established in honor of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is an integral part of not only Russian, but also world culture. During Holy Week, events were held around the world in memory of the last days of Jesus' life - his return to Jerusalem, crucifixion and resurrection
Poor Easter bunny! Everything with him is not like people. No, though. Everything he has like people, and the problems are the same: either artificial colors for Easter eggs will be banned - business is under threat, then you have to radically change your profession. The hardships of the eared symbol of fertility do not leave indifferent people who are sharp in tongue and pencil. So they draw cartoons on the theme of the past Christian holiday and its pagan symbols - a rabbit and painted eggs
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