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12 Unique Easter Traditions From Around The World

Slovakia does WHAT on Easter?

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In Poland, the master of the house isn't allowed to participate in the making of the traditional Easter bread.

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Or else it is believed that his mustache will turn gray and the dough will fail to rise.

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Communities make beautiful carpets of sawdust and flowers that are usually a mile long.

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These colorful and extremely detailed carpets take weeks of preparation leading up to Easter. Once it arrives, huge processions walk over the carpets as people make their way to the local church where mass is held.

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Germans decorate trees with colorful hand-painted Easter eggs.

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Mr. Kraft (pictured above) has had a 50-year-long tradition of hanging over 9,000 eggs on an apple tree in his backyard with his wife Christa.

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In Switzerland, people decorate wells and fountains leading up to Easter.

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Decorating a well symbolizes the honoring of water, which is essential for life, and Easter, the feast of renewed life.

The tradition in Brazil is to make straw dolls of Judas and bring them out to the streets to beat them up.

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This is to symbolize the hate Brazilians have for the man that betrayed Jesus Christ.

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And finally, in Slovakia, men whip women with a willow and splash them with water.

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All of this is supposed to symbolize youth, strength, and beauty for the upcoming spring season.