Tuesday, 22 March 2016

5 places to visit at Easter time


Easter is coming up, either if you celebrate it or not, this period is quite nice to go travel.
Travel to just relax or to celebrate or both.
I found 5 places that are super cool to go to for Easter, and here I share a little bit about them.



Malta

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Malta is considered the most Catholic religious country in the world, and for this it hosts innumerous parades and celebrations during Easter.
The most important days to the Maltese people are the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Sunday. Maundy Thursday is a tradition where you visit 7 churches apart from all the other activities happening.

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Easter is a good time to visit Malta for its climate, which is around 20 degrees Celsius during the day. Also at this time there are many interesting customs happening, so it is an injection of culture.

Rome

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 This one is kind of obvious. The week is celebrated with pilgrimages, streets bursting with the spring smell, windows are filled with chocolate eggs, and greenery.
Apart from normal Easter celebration, the Italian families gather on the Monday after in a kind of continuation of the celebration. This is a time they spend with friends, go to picnics or drive to the countryside to enjoy nature, this extra day is called Pasquetta, meaning "little Easter".

Jerusalem

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This is place where a range of pilgrimages happen. On Sunday it starts with a gathering on the Mount of Olives, on Monday a visit to the Dome of the Rock. On Wednesday you go to the Coenaculum, but the highlight is the walk along the Via Dolorosa, which is the path Jesus walked himself.

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 The beauty here is to see the contrast between the old city and the new vibrant Jerusalem.

Madrid

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The week here comes with more than 20 processions, including the palm branches and laurel in memory of Jesus.
The most important event is what they call the "Tamborada del Domingo de resureccion", which consists of drummers marching and performing in the Plaza Mayor.

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 If you go, do not forget to taste the "Torrijas", which is a typical Easter sweet made of slices of bread soaked in milk, sugar and egg, fried in olive oil.

Bucovina, Romania

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The Holy week here starts on Sunday, when everyone with flower names are celebrated and when willow branches are brought to the church to be sanctified.

One of the most marking traditions is the painting and decoration of the eggs, which was passed down from generation to generation.

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The Great Sunday is celebrated with food, drinks, new clothes, and harmony. All with their families at home, or enjoying a barbecue if the weather is good.
A typical Easter meal has boiled and painted eggs, lamb and Cozonac which is a traditional sweet bread.


Have you ever gone to any of these places?
Do you like travelling at Easter time?
Leave me comment letting me know.

14 comments:

  1. Great recs! All of these places look gorgeous!

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    1. I am not religious but also tempted!

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  2. great post Paola
    http://tweetykel.blogspot.com/2016/03/12-diynatural-toners.html?spref=fb

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  3. I'd love to go to Madrid anytime of the year. I can't wait to travel outside of the US more.

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  4. UGH! Let me book my tickets - RIGHT NOW!!

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  5. I would love to try all of these places. One day!
    Beth x
    http://www.bethwatkinson.co.uk/

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  6. Looks amazing would love to visit all.Am big into festivals and culture.Thank you for sharing x

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    1. me too, they are great to have a real feel of the local culture!

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  7. I hope you are enjoying the Easter holidays. I'm not a Christian but your post reminded me that this is a religious time for people. I forgot that Easter is more than eating chocolate eggs and the Easter rabbit. I have never been to those places but I think it would be interesting to join in on the celebrations.

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    1. Thank you, I am not a Christian either.

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