For many of us Easter is a time of cute bunnies and chicks and a ton of chocolate and candy and for others it’s a festival of incredibly important religious significance that actually starts 40 days before Good Friday on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
It’s not surprising that many people give up chocolate for Lent knowing they are going to gorge themselves sick over the Easter weekend.
Abstinence followed by abundance is a well known secular practice but here are 7 strange Easter traditions from around the world.
1. Thou Shalt Not Knead the Dough
As if men needed any more excuses to stay out of the kitchen, in Poland #men do not take part in baking the Easter bread because his moustache will turn grey and the dough will fail to rise.