Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Week

It's almost Easter! How do you celebrate it in your country? Do you get time off work? Do you cook a feast, paint egg shells, hide chocolate eggs? Or do you do something even more surprising?

In Poland, for example, people celebrate Easter Monday by pouring water onto one another... often in sub-zero temperatures. Girls who get drenched, folklore tells you, are the ones who'll get married within the year.

In Finland, children dress up as witches, carry broomsticks and build bonfires.

In Greece, people throw pots and pans out of the window.

In one French town, the inhabitants cook up a gigantic omelet using over 4,000 eggs.

Norwegians book publishers love the season so much, they release special “Easter Thrillers” around Easter time.

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