the Semana Santa , the holy week stretching from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, mournful but impressive street processions can be seen in most Spanish towns. On Easter Sunday, the mournful tone is dropped, and the city explodes with light, color, and celebration.
White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual event in which children are invited to the White House to hunt for Easter eggs on the White House lawn and enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny.
“Stations of the Cross” procession. Easter Sunday begins with a morning mass in St. Peter’s Square , after which the Pope delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” address (“to the City and to the World”).
the Ostara Festival is held in Victoria, about two hours from Melbourne. The festival celebrates the pagan holiday of Ostara, a celebration of spring and fertility upon which the Christian Easter holiday is based. The Australian Ostara festival is only partly religious in nature, being more of a music festival.
Páscoa in Brazil; and, unlike in many other countries, it is celebrated in September due to the reversal of the seasons in the southern hemisphere. If the Easter holiday is important to you, and you want to see how it is celebrated elsewhere, a trip to Brazil is a must.
Easter Parade . The parade runs up Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets, and the best place from which to see it is the area near St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
battleship USS North Carolina is moored just across the river from downtown Wilmington; and, every year, an Easter egg hunt is held there, complete with a petting zoo and pony rides. It’s a great event for the kids to enjoy!