Easter is coming soon, so just have a look at some differences between Easter and Pasqua.
Some theologists affirm that Easter existed before Christ arrived, as a matter of fact the word Easter result from Eostre, the divinity of spring of Anglo-Saxon. Easter for English people marks the end of Lent, winter, and a period of a rebirth. So a period of happiness starts.
Just like other places in the word, children in England have fun at Easter. Here a curious tradition:
Kids roll eggs down the street or a garden until the shell broke. The eggs can also roll down a hill. Moreover, they compete for some cakes and sweets with battles between kids.
In Italy for the Catholic Church, “Pasqua” marks a moment of glory because Christ revives from death after a long period of Lent and sufferance. Families usually go to the Sunday mass and have lunch together with parents or friends. For kids it is a beautiful day because they open chocolate eggs and eat a lot of chocolate cakes and sweets. However, I believe nowadays “Pasqua” is not a followed festival because our traditions are dissipating. Fortunately, many habits don’t have a specific religious meaning, but they are seen as a moment to enjoy a Spring break: for example, having a pic-nic or bbq with friends, now that the sun is shining again (at least here in Italy).
All in all, between Easter in the UK and Italian Pasqua there are only a few differences.
And what about your country? Live a comment down here!