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Easter is one of the special occasions being celebrated around the world. It comes with all kinds of traditions and customs. Some people binge on chocolate bunnies and candy eggs. Over the years, Easter tradition continues to change, and everyone is celebrating it, even if you don’t believe in the Easter bunny.
Easter Traditions All Over the World
Here are some collections of fun Easter traditions from arou2.nd the world.
- Kite Flying
The people in Bermuda celebrates Easter by flying a kite. This tradition is everyone’s favorite pastime during the holidays. People make their kites using wooden sticks, colorful paper, and intricate designs. The kites are then topped off with a particular tissue called hummers that create a buzzing sound. Afterward, the people gather around and let their kites fly. Other people go to Horseshoe Bay Beach to attend the annual Kite Festival on Good Friday.
- Murder Mystery Reading
In other countries, Easter is a time for Paskekrimmen. It is a Norwegian tradition that involves reading, watching, and listening to crime stories and detective thrillers during Easter. All the publishers, radio, and TV stations produce murder mysteries. Even milk companies contribute by sharing suspense stories on milk cartons.
- Easter Nest Hiding
Germany, Switzerland, and many other countries celebrate Easter by hiding nests filled with sweets. The nests are decorated with different Easter décor and are filled with different kinds of chocolates, candies, and toys. Children believed that the Easter bunny is the one hiding the presents.
- Water Fighting
Poland signifies Easter when they celebrate Smigus Dyngus. It is a festivity that involves throwing lots of water at each other. The tradition was initially done by single men to chase women, but now, everyone is doing it. The water weapons are water guns, empty shampoo and dishwashing soap bottles, and good old buckets.
The most prominent symbol of Easter is the egg. An egg symbolizes new life. People paint and decorate eggs. Afterward, they hide them, and children find them. People try to roll them across the lawn the fastest to see whose egg breaks last, or they eat them. In Haux, France, a thousand people each year get to eat a giant Easter omelet made of more than 4000 eggs and over 100 pounds of bacon, garlic, and onions.
- Clay Pot Throwing
During Easter Saturday at 11 a.m., the people of Corfu on the Greek island throw clay pots from their balconies. According to them, this tradition traced its history back in the 16th century when people threw all of their useless and old properties out of the window. They do this to get ready for the New Year. People believed that the breaking pots scare away evil spirits and mark a new beginning.
- Pretzel Distributing
In Luxembourg, people celebrate Bretzelsonnden during the third Sunday of Lent. Men give fancy pretzels to the women they like on the said Sunday. If the woman accepts the treat, the guy will be allowed to visit the girl on Easter Sunday and can get an egg in exchange.
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For example, did you know that 12% of men have shaved in their cars? I can’t say that’s something I’d expected to hear, and I’ve never seen anyone shaving in their car before. 10% of women have applied makeup at the traffic lights, which I’ve personally done, and 45% of those women say they’re most likely to apply lipgloss or lipstick while staying away from blusher and eyeliner- two things that typically require a steady hand and concentration.
Unsurprisingly, passengers are a pretty big distraction. And nearly 60% of people are driving with kids in their cars. 30% of those people use the review mirror to talk to their kids, and just 3% actually turn around (probably a good thing since that doesn’t sound safe). 31% of parents consider driving to be their quiet time, so I’m assuming plenty of kids tend to fall asleep in the backseat.
Personally, I found the kids to be my biggest distraction when I was driving. Especially if they were unhappy or fighting with their sibling in the backseat.
32% of people are eating while they’re driving, which I can definitely relate to. Personally, I don’t see this as too distracting, as long as you’re being careful and only reaching for a snack while you’re at the lights. 30% of these people say they’re munching on snacks, while most people tend to avoid eating dinner in the car.
What are your top driving distractions? How do you deal with them? Leave a comment below and let me know.
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So today, I thought I’d share a few things about my workspace. You probably already know that I’m based in Budapest, and I have the cutest apartment in the middle of the city (right by the Octagon). One of the things I love about it is the location, but because my money goes so much further here, I can enjoy having my own apartment to myself, and I even have a cute little office.
The design of my apartment is a little weird. The kitchen and living room are open-plan, and there’s a weird staircase that’s almost like a ladder which goes right over the side of the kitchen. Once you go up the ladder, you’re forced to bend over slightly or you’ll bump your head (the ceiling is a bit too low). But here, you’ll find my desk and a super comfy office chair. On my desk, I have a laptop stand and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. This allows me to work with better posture since I’m terrible at keeping my back straight otherwise.
I also have a few knickknacks from my travels around the world. These include some beautiful photographs I picked up in Thailand, some Lonely Planet travel books (to keep me motivated and remind me why I’m traveling), and some souvenirs.
While I try to keep my desk relatively clear, I inevitably have some snacks up there as well. These often include candy or chocolate, as I have a terrible sweet tooth- particularly when 3 pm strikes and I’m on a deadline.
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Finally, I would pick three things that you’d like to have on your desk and are happy to look at every day. These could be pictures of your family, souvenirs from travel, or even a simple organizer that makes you feel like you’ve got your life together.
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