Easter is celebrated as a cultural as well as a religious event in Canada. There are people from different cultural backgrounds that live in Canada and they bring in different traditions, that is why Easter in Canada is as beautiful as it gets.
There is a majority of Christian population living in Canada and they celebrate this holy occasion of Easter in full zeal.
Easter Events in Canada
Just like in every other part of the world, Easter events are held in Canada as well.
Some of the Easter events held in this part of the world are:
Three days before Easter Sunday, you get a chance to visit the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal. Beautiful architecture and interior designing are displayed along with classic music played in the background.
On the occasion of Easter, the Edmonton Valley zoo organizes a special Easter egg hunt known as ‘Eggstravaganza’. It only involves animal. People from around the country come to see this spectacular show.
3. Easter Egg Hunt
Easter egg hunt is the most played Easter game in the world.
Two major Easter egg hunts are played in Canada. One Is played in Hatfield Farm, Novia Scotia and the other one is played in Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Manitoba.
3. Vintage Car Parade
A product of Vintage Car Club known as Vintage Car Parade is associated with Vancouver Easter Parade. Different vintage cars are displayed in this parade which takes place in Vancouver.
4. Easter Weekend Bazaar
In the northern side of the country, there is a famous Easter event known as Easter Weekend Bazaar that is held in Yellowknife. You will find a lot of Easter handicrafts and bakery items on this Easter event.
How is Easter celebrated in Canada?
Easter is celebrated in Canada in religious terms and in cultural terms as well. The cultural side of Easter celebrations include;
- Going to church with your family on Easter Sunday
- Family lunch and dinners on the occasion of Easter
- Chocolate Easter candies are sold on a large scale
- Different Easter related fun activities take place on this day
- Easter Parades are a big part of Easter in Canada as majority of the people dress up in fancy dresses and Easter bonnet to commemorate the occasion of Easter
Easter Traditions in Canada
People from different cultural backgrounds bring in different traditions related to Easter. Some of the most common traditions are;
1. Lamb and Ham
If you look at Easter religiously, you will realize the importance of lamb. It serves as a reminder of Jesus Christ. Lamb is one of the most common food eaten during Easter.
Ham is eaten as a sign of good luck for the next year. Ham has been introduced by the Pagan God concept.
2. Hot Cross Buns
In Canada, hot cross buns are baked on the Easter morning. The special thing about them is that there is a cross sign on the top of the bun, usually made from frosting.
3. Easter Gifts
Gifts are a great way of expressing your affection for the loved one. Likewise, Easter gifts are exchanged between members of a family and friends to show care and share joy with each other.
4. Easter Egg Painting
Hard-boiled Easter eggs are painted on the occasion of Easter. Certain events and games are played in communities to enjoy this wonderful occasion.
All in all,
Canada is a great place to spend your Easter in. Various events take place to celebrate Easter, making it an amazing event.
Have a great Easter 2019.