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Four Great Travel Destinations For Easter Celebration

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

What are your favourite childhoods Easter Memories? Hunting for Easter eggs or makings beautiful nests for Easter bunnies? Or maybe the most memorable part was the Easter preparation like: painting and decorating the Easter eggs, and anticipating the Easter candy and cute prizes you’d get. The Easter basket, with green grass, bright sweet candies, toys and small gifts, chocolate Easter bunny, marshmallow peeps, peter rabbit jelly belly beans and more!

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For many people, Easter is the most sacred observance in their religious faith; however that will not stop anyone from enjoying Easter egg hunts and Easter candy, one of the most cherished Easter traditions. Easter is a time of celebration and feasting and marks the celebration of rebirth of nature and new beginnings. For kids, it’s one more vacation where they expect to get lots of chocolates, candies and other treats.

In Easter weekend, no excuse is required for outings. It is the time when the weather steps into warmer days and pleasant evenings. Thinking of your Easter holiday celebration! We will help to choose a perfect destination for your trip.

Top Four Easter Hot Spots

Madrid, Spain
The Easter celebrations in Madrid during Semana Santa, or Holy Week, stretching from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, are marked with numerous religious processions. The traditional “pasos” which are basically religious icons, are taken from their normal resting places in churches around the city and paraded through the streets on the shoulders of the “costaleros”, normally young men. On Easter Sunday the main event takes place at mid-day in the Plaza Mayor. This is the “Tamborada del Domingo de Resureccion”, whereby whichever Brotherhood has been chosen for the year, assembles dozens of drums of all shapes and sizes and beats out a constant rhythm which almost shakes the timbers of the nearby houses.

Rome, Italy
During Easter week, Rome the home of the Vatican, become the stage for religious fervour and devotion, combining grief and meditation in memory of Christ’s death and turns into a prime destination for experiencing grand Easter ceremonies. On Good Friday in a moving candlelit procession, the Pope retraces Christ’s Via Crucis, and it ends in a huge open-air Mass on St Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday, after which the Pope delivers his “Urbi et Orbi” address. The Easter procession winds from the Colosseum to Monte Palatino, re-enacting the 14 Stations of the Cross, from Christ’s death sentence to his entombment, with a prayer at each station.

Antigua, Guatemala
Men dressed in purple robes and hoods and carrying floats with large sculptures of Jesus, the sombre beat of the marching band, the air filled with the musky mix of flower petals and incense, religious events and festivities, all turn the pristine Antigua Guatemala city a home to the largest Easter celebration in the world. One of the most impressive aspects of the Easter Festival is the “alfombras” an Arabic word for carpet that adorn the processional route and reflect the Maya tradition, biblical symbolism and scenes from nature.

New York City, USA
On Easter Sunday, “the big apple” transforms into a sea of extravagant Easter bonnets. The Easter parade starts from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the marchers wander along the New York’s Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. From Easter-themed walking tours, Easter egg hunts, Easter church services to Easter brunch and dinner, New York City has lots of Easter-related activities for young and old to enjoy.

Plan your trip with your family or friends and make Easter vacation a lifetime memory!

Easter Festival in USA

Monday, January 27th, 2014

If you are traveling to USA for vacation, why not take at the time of one of the famous festival? It’s a great time to book your flight tickets and accommodation for celebrating Easter festival in USA. Easter is a major religious festival of Christians that is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. Every country has its own unique way to celebrate this festival. Easter festival is one time when people forget their differences and come together in hordes to rejoice this day. It is the tradition of America to conduct special Easter parades, where men and women flaunt their special costumes and colorful bonnets. Being a major celebration in the Christian calendar, Easter is celebrated with much fanfare. The Easter traditions in America mark the arrival of spring and the period to celebrate the rebirth of Jesus Christ.

What do people do?

Numerous holy churches hold special service on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion. Lots of people beautifully decorate eggs. These could be real hard-boiled ones or artificial ones filled with, or made of chocolate candies, of various sizes. It is also common to organize Easter egg hunts for children’s and prizes are given for the largest number of eggs collected, or for the largest or the smallest egg. In a few areas, Easter egg hunts are a famous way for local business to promote themselves or may even be organized by churches.

Public life

Easter Sunday is not a central holiday but lots of stores are closed in many parts of the US. In some cities, public transit systems run their regular Sunday schedule, but it is best to check with the general transport authorities if any changes will be implement during Easter Sunday.

This year, Easter Sunday falls on 20th April. So, plan a trip to USA in April and make yourself a part of the traditions and enjoy the most fun-filled Easter festival.

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