Cronulla, it’s almost Easter again, to eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner and wash it all down with a beverage or two.
But it got us thinking… Is that the only way to celebrate Easter? So here are some other ways people from around the globe do it!
In Italy the week of Easter, or Pasqua, is full of rituals, processions and celebrations, which make it one of the busiest times of the year. In Florence you will find Scoppio del Carro, which is a huge decorated cart, wheeled through Florence by white Oxen and eventually lit up with many fireworks! For food think lamb or goat, special Easter bread and giant Easter eggs with gifts inside.
Greeks begin their Easter preparation on Holy Thursday by baking traditional Easter bread known as tsoureki, and dying their Easter eggs red. These eggs can be used for a game where two people will tap their eggs together trying to crack the opponent’s egg. On Easter Sunday families enjoy a whole roasted lamb or goat accompanied by wine and other beverages way into the night.
Easter in Germany is highly anticipated as it marks the beginning of spring. This means they paint their eggs with bright colours to represent sunlight and growth. They even have an Easter Tree where twigs and branches are adorned with said painted eggs. During Easter in Germany you will hear the phrase Frohe Ostern being thrown around, which of course means Happy Easter!
During Easter here in Cronulla if you can make your way through the infamous Easter Show and down to Northies you will find some delicious dessert-style Cape Solander Pizza Co. pizzas, seafood specials all weekend, chocolatey cocktail specials, a hip-hoppin’ Easter party on Easter Thursday down in Old Joe’s and even the Easter Bunny himself accompanied by some little fluffy helpers every day at Lunch & Dinner Friday-Sunday!! It’s going to be egg-cellent!