Fascinating Easter traditions from around the world

By Maria Mercedes Galuppo, Buzz60

Did you know that on Easter not everybody is going around hunting for eggs?

In Bermuda, people fly home-made kites, according to the Huffington Post.

The tradition seemingly began with the British Army trying to explain Christ ascending to Heaven, so they flew kites shaped like crosses.

French kids don't get goodies from the Easter bunny, but from the Easter bells. Catholics don't ring church bells between Holy Thursday and the Easter Vigil. As the story goes, in France, the bells are off flying to Rome to get a blessing from the Pope, but when they return they bring chocolate and gifts for the kids.

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BLT Deviled Eggs by The Whole Bite

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Roasted Leg of Lamb by Butter & Sea Salt

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7-Ingredient Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta by Delish Knowledge

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Red Fingerling Potato Salad with Shallot Scapes by Brooklyn Vegetarian

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Brown Rice Risotto with Blue Cheese and Chives by Ramsons & Bramble

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The House Foods tofu deviled egg recipe (Courtesy of Jane Ko)

  • 1 package House Foods Firm Tofu
  • ¼ cup hummus
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayo
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Paprika
  • Chives

1. Remove tofu from packaging and press gently with paper towels to remove excess water. Cut tofu into 6 equal sized cubes and then slice each cube across dividing it into 2 square halves.

2. In a small bowl, combine vegan mayo, hummus, Dijon mustard and turmeric. Mix.

3. Use a spoon or piping bag to pipe the “yolk” filling onto the tofu squares. Sprinkle with paprika and chives to garnish.

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In the town of Verges in Spain, people join a parade dressed up as skeletons and re-enact scenes from the Passion. The last skeleton in the procession carries a box with ashes.

In Australia, rabbits are considered pests, according to Reader's Digest. There's even an Anti-Rabbit Research Foundation that campaigned to replace the Easter bunny with the Bilby, an animal with ears like a bunny and a longer nose like a mouse.

Unfortunately, the Bilbies are in danger of extinction. Wait, maybe it's all an elaborate ploy to get kids to eat less chocolate.

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