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An event, usually staged by a local community, which usually focusses on and celebrates a unique aspect, custom or tradition of that community.

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feast of asses

Festivals; Easter

The celebration of the "Festum Asinorum" in medieval and ecclesiastical circles was a pastime in which all, from the dignitaries in the upper stalls of the sanctuary to the ...


Festivals; Easter

An annual Christian festival in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox, as calculated ...

easter bonnet

Festivals; Easter

Refers to the old tradition of wearing new clothes for Easter, which represents the new life offered through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Women often bought new and ...

easter bunny

Festivals; Easter

An Easter symbol that has its origins in Alsace and southwestern Germany in the 1600s, consisting of a rabbit that brings baskets filled with coloured eggs, chocolate and toys to ...

paschal candle

Festivals; Easter

Used to describe a large, white candle used in Western forms of Christianity (e.g. Roman Catholic and Anglican). A new Paschal candle is blessed and lit every year at Easter, and ...


Festivals; Easter

A Bulgarian sweet bread traditionally prepared for Easter.

Maundy Thursday

Festivals; Easter

The Christian feast that falls on the Thursday before Easter. The term is a corruption of the Latin phrase Novum Mandatum (the New Commandment) given by Christ at the last supper ...