Easter Traditions around the World

With the Easter Weekend upon us, here at ELS, we thought it would be interesting to take another look at global celebrations of the Easter period and typical customs or traditions pertaining to others during the festivities. Read on to find out more.


In Hungary, Easter is celebrated similarly to other areas of Europe which celebrate the Christian customs of Easter. However, in the more rural areas, away from Budapest, in areas such as Mezokovesd or Holloko other more unusual customs are carried out. It is said to be a long-held tradition that women and men dress up in traditional folk costume. Furthermore, women are doused with buckets of water when spotted by passing men. However, this ritual is not one that is widely carried out and a less controversial ‘sprinkling’ of water can be expected from men to women, or even a preferable sprinkling of perfume.