Looking for an incredible Easter experience? These six destinations are at the top of our holiday travel list. Easter falls on April 21, 2019, so you have plenty of time to start planning for next year. Which of these trips are you ready to book?
As you can imagine, Easter in Rome is a huge deal. One of the busiest times for the country, visits to St. Peter’s Basilica are especially fun at Easter-time, as long as you don’t mind the crowds. Taking in the commemorative Good Friday procession around the Colosseum where the Pope goes to the different Stations of the Cross is, for many travelers, an incredible once-in-a-lifetime event.
Many Christian pilgrims come to Israel each year to trace Jesus’s last steps. Coming at Easter time, then, can be even more meaningful. Although it is one of the most crowded times in the city, it is also one of the most special. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, book guided tours well in advance.
If Easter on the beach sounds ideal, Bermuda is a great destination, especially for families. Complete with kite-flying and hot cross buns, a Bermuda Easter is low-key and fun. The tradition behind the kite-making and flying is a unique way locals celebrate Christ’s ascension to heaven, which is why many kites feature colorful crosses. The entire scene, then, is as beautiful as it is meaningful.
A predominately Roman Catholic country, Easter in Argentina focuses largely on masses held in beautiful, ornate churches around the country. Celebrating Easter in Argentina, however, also means that you get to take part in the tradition of “egg sharing.” For the week leading up to Easter, Argentineans share eggs with each other, giving colorful eggs to friends, family, and colleagues. Huge barbecues and neighborhood-wide treasure hunts are also part of the Easter fun.
Easter in Sweden looks a lot like Halloween in the United States, which can, at first, be a little confusing to outsiders. On Easter Sunday, many Swedish kids dress up as “Easter Witches,” going from house-to-house exchanging paintings and drawings they’ve made for sweets and coins. Large meals are shared by Swedish families and lots of games, including rolling eggs down tile roofs, culminate the fun-filled day.
Easter falls on April 12 in 2020 and while you may think it’s too early to start planning an Easter celebration two years out, our next suggestion only happens on Easter once every decade and the time is perfect to start planning. The next occurrence of this rare event in 2020 is in…
Since 1634 the Bavarian village has been performing a passion play to commemorate the final days of Jesus’ life on Earth. The play is performed repeatedly over the course of five months every ten years in Oberammergau. The production involves over 2000 performers – musicians, stage technicians, and stage technicians. As if this unique performance wasn’t enough to lure you in, the beautiful Bavarian landscape surely shall.
Now’s the time to start planning your Easter celebration for 2019 and 2020. Start by filling out our trip planning form, and we’ll get you scheduled for a free consult.
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