Easter traditions and signs

• Easter Traditions and signs

Holy Week - the last days before Easter. It must be remembered that in 2018 the Orthodox Easter falls on April 8, Catholics - April 1.

Rituals and traditions of Holy Week at all different from the conventional to the most insane. We'll see!

Easter traditions and signs

A surprising and downright unexpected spectacle will see guests Verges small town in the north of Catalonia. During the Holy Week here dance ... Dance of Death - a theatrical performance dedicated to the last days of Jesus' life. The tradition of this city dates back to the Middle Ages ... And. death dance dancing only in Vergas. And this Festival attracts thousands of tourists from Europe. (Photo by Pau Barrena):

Easter traditions and signs

Easter in the Brazilian city of Ouro Preto, April 1, 2018. (Photo by Douglas Magno):

Easter traditions and signs

The annual ceremony of "Blessing of Animals" in Los Angeles, California March 31, 2018. The dogs, cats, birds, goats, snakes ... This tradition takes place the day before Easter. (Photo by Mario Tama):

Easter traditions and signs

The many thousands procession during Holy Week in Quito, Ecuador, March 30, 2018. (Photo by Dolores Ochoa):

Easter traditions and signs

The reconstruction of the scene of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in South Sudan, March 30, 2018. (Photo by Bullen Chol):

Easter traditions and signs

In the Spanish Malaga held magnificent Easter processions. Here beautiful processions and parades conducted various brotherhoods. (Photo by Daniel Perez Garcia-Santos):

Easter traditions and signs

This is also Malaga. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero):

Easter traditions and signs

The unofficial capital of the Holy Week, the city, where people come to these days millions of tourists, is Sevilla. In the streets people walk around in awe inspiring high caps. Some participants of the procession carrying on their shoulders the so-called Pazos - richly decorated platform on which there are figures of saints and scenes from the last days of Christ's earthly life. Others, dressed usually in long robes and hoods with slits for eyes, accompany the procession. (Photo by Cristina Quicler):

Easter traditions and signs

In the evening of Good Friday the Roman Coliseum - the arena where many Christians were martyred during the period of the early Church, becomes the venue for the Way of the Cross, March 30, 2018. (Photo by Marco Bertorello):

Easter traditions and signs

10,000 painted eggs on a tree in Saalfeld, Germany, March 30, 2018. And how many will you have? (Photo: Jens Meyer):

Easter traditions and signs

And on the outskirts of Guatemala City has a tradition during Holy Week - thrash each other, March 30, 2018. (Photo by Luis Echeverria):

Easter traditions and signs

A near Traunstein in southern Germany decided to ask for a blessing for the people and animals in the church of St. George. Horse dress up beautifully. (Photo: Matthias Schrader):

Easter traditions and signs

Take a refreshing dip! According to centuries-old tradition in the Hungarian villages, young people pour water women, and those instead present them with beautifully painted Easter eggs. Now that you know what to do to get your egg for Easter! (Photo by Tamas Soki):

Easter traditions and signs

In Mexico there is a tradition to burn an effigy of Judas on Good Saturday, March 31, 2018. According to local Judah looks like. (Photo by Henry Romero):

Easter traditions and signs

The Saturday before Easter mass in the church of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing, China, 31 March 2018. (Photo by Mark Schiefelbein):

Easter traditions and signs

The Holy Sepulcher - the main shrine, and from IV. a place of pilgrimage for Christians around the world. Parishioners are here wooden cross during the procession, Jerusalem, March 30, 2018. (Photo by Chris McGrath):

Easter traditions and signs

The procession in the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem, March 29, 2018. (Photo by Mahmoud Illean):

Easter traditions and signs

A solemn papal blessing Úrbi et órbi (literally, "to the city (Rome) and to the world"). In modern practice, the pope proclaims the yearly Urbi et orbi from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica twice: on Christmas and Easter holidays. (Photo by Gregorio Borgia):

Easter traditions and signs

On the South Lawn at the residence of the US president held a traditional ceremony skating eggs. Children looking for hidden Easter symbols, and then special ladle tried to roll them up to the gate. In this contest they were helped by the adults and even the Easter Bunny. In various Easter amusements actively involved himself, Donald Trump. (Photo by Carlos Barria):

Easter traditions and signs

The procession across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, March 30, 2018. In the business city of all look at the procession in a businesslike manner. (Photo by Spencer Platt):

Easter traditions and signs

However, not everything is so formal. April 1 in the same New York City, Manhattan was merry Easter parade. (Photo by Gaia Squarci):

Easter traditions and signs

And in Uruguay during Holy Week takes place the famous annual rodeo, March 26, 2018.

Easter traditions and signs

Water Way of the Cross on the lake Kochibolka in Nicaragua, March 26, 2018. (Photo: Inti Ocon):

Easter traditions and signs

Easter Sunday in the church of St. Porphyry of Gaza City, April 1, 2018. (Photo by Suhaib Salem):

Easter traditions and signs