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Easter Around the World
Transcript of Easter Around the World
WELCOME TO MEXICO
Welcome to Greece
WELCOME TO GERMANY
WELCOME TO THE U.K!!!
Mothering Sunday, which is always the Sunday in the middle of Lent in the U.K.
, special services are held in churches to thank God for Mums. Flowers such as Daffodils and Primroses are often given to mums to say thank you for all the hard work they do!
It is also traditional that Mums get the day off from house work and might even have breakfast in bed! In old times, when a lot of people had servants, Mothers Day was when maids and servant could go home and see their parents and especially Mothers.
WELCOME TO BRAZIL
Easter is a spring festival of new life.
Easter celebrates life and rebirth, which is why we see lots of symbols of new life at Easter, like eggs, chicks and rabbits
In Mexico, Easter consists of two weeks and two different festivals;
Semana Santa Holy Week (Palm Sunday to Easter Saturday)
Pascua the period from Easter (Resurrection) Sunday to the following Saturday
Palm Sunday is the 1st day of holy week
This is a popular time for people go on holiday. Many people visit their family and friends around the country.
People buy special
elaborately woven palms
from outside churches,
and worshipers follow
the priest into the Church
with their woven palms.
After the service, the palms are
traditionally hung on the doors
of Mexican houses to ward off evil
The U.K is known for the starting of
is the period of 40 days before Easter.
It starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Eve (sometimes called Easter Saturday)
Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is a special day celebrated in many countries around the world. It is celebrated in English-speaking countries like the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. In some countries, like France and the USA, it is called 'Mardi Gras' or 'Fat Tuesday'. In other countries, like Spain, Italy or Brazil, Shrove Tuesday is at the end of Carnival. On this day many people eat pancakes, a thin, flat cake made in a pan.
U.KPancake Day is always on a Tuesday in February or March. It is the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Lent is a period of 40 days before Easter when people often give up or stop eating things that are bad for them like chocolate or fast food. At the end of Lent is Easter. Easter takes place on a different date each year because it depends on the moon. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. Traditionally, during Lent, people didn’t eat rich foods like butter and eggs, so they made pancakes from these ingredients on Shrove Tuesday.
Another tradition on Pancake Day in the UK is pancake racing.
People run in a race with a pancake in a pan.
As they run, they have to toss the pancake
(throw the pancake in the air and catch it in the pan)
In some pancake races people dress up in fancy dress costumes.
Carnival RIO DE JANEIRO
One of the biggest carnivals in the world happens in Rio de Janeiro at the Mardi Gras or Shove Tuesday celebrations to start Lent.
The streets are filled, over several days leading up to Shrove Tuesday, with large processions of people marching, singing and dancing.
People taking part in the parade dress up in very bright exotic clothes. Sometimes the costumes are made on large wire structures so the people wearing them look very big, like butterflies or birds. There are big floats, with stands for singing and dancing on built into cars or lorries that take part in the parade, they are decorated as brightly as the people and help make the procession look amazing!
In Germany, at the Palm Sunday service, the Priest sometimes rides to the service on a Donkey!
Passion Plays were the plays telling the Easter Story. They were called Passion Plays because the word 'Passion' is sometimes used to mean that Jesus loved everyone so much that he died for us.
In the German village of Oberammergau, people hold a special Easter play, called a
, every ten years. They do this as a Thank You to God.
WELCOME TO ETHIOPIA
During Lent in Ethiopia, Christians don't eat or buy any animal products like meat, eggs, butter, milk, yogurt, cream and cheese.
On Palm Sunday,
people wear head bands
and rings made of palm leaves with crosses marked on them.
The first Easter Day service actually starts at 8.00pm on Easter Saturday night and lasts until 3.00 am on Easter Sunday morning! Most people go to the whole service and wear their best clothes.
At 10.00 pm drummers start playing and accompanying the Priests as they chant a prayer called the 'Geez'.
After the service, people go
back to their homes have
a breakfast to celebrate
the end of Lent with
a Sour-dough bread.
It is traditional that the bread is cut by a priest
or by the head man in the family.
Brazil has a easter delicacy named Pacoca. this treat prepared by mixing crushed nuts (preferably peanuts) and other ingredients including sugar to form a paste, is given to visitors
in Mexico the most popular vegetable of the Lenten season is
, which is smaller in Mexico. Ripe zucchini is sliced and placed on a cloth to completely dry in the sun. The dried rounds are then cooked by frying with onion, garlic and tomatoes. Once done, the dish is topped with cheese and covered until the cheese melted.
WELCOME TO HOLIDAY
WE'LL BE COVERING EASTER AROUND THE WORLD!
SIT BACK AND ENJOY THE RIDE!