14 of the Most Interesting Easter Traditions from Around the World Not everyone goes hunting for eggs on Easter Sunday. Dating in spain customs 1991, Rabbit-Free Australia launched a campaign to replace the Easter bunny with the Easter bilby, or rabbit-eared bandicoot.
In Australia, rabbits are widely considered pests for destroying crops and land. In Florence, locals celebrate a 350-year-old Easter tradition known as Scoppio del Carro, or «explosion of the cart. Archbishop of Florence then lights a fuse during Easter mass that leads outside to the cart and sparks a lively fireworks display. Children in this Scandinavian country dress up like witches and go begging for chocolate eggs in the streets with made-up faces and scarves around their heads, carrying bunches of willow twigs decorated with feathers. Pouring water on one another is a Polish Easter tradition called Śmigus-dyngus. On Easter Monday, boys try to drench other people with buckets of water, squirt guns or anything they can get their hands on.
Legend says girls who get soaked will marry within the year. The refreshing tradition has its origins in the baptism of Polish Prince Mieszko on Easter Monday in 966 AD. Don’t forget a fork if you’re in this southern French town on Easter Monday. Each year a giant omelet is served up in the town’s main square. And when we say giant, we mean giant: The omelet uses more than 4,500 eggs and feeds up to 1,000 people.