Easter is approaching this weekend. For us Singaporeans, that means extended weekend getaways, decadent brunches, egg hunts, lush staycations, and simply just some time to finally address our burgeoning sleep debt.

However, other parts of the world take the religious holiday quite seriously — albeit, unusually. While it is known that Easter, the principal festival of the Christian church year, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, you probably may not have heard of the unique Easter traditions other countries partake in every year.

Whether it’s eating your weight in eggs, hurling heavy pots off balconies, or revelling while dressed up as a frightening skeleton, here’s how you can celebrate the holidays around the world. Let the Easter festivities begin!

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