Easter: Different habits around the world

Easter is coming soon, so just have a look at some differences between Easter and Pasqua.

EASTER

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. 

PASQUA

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!

 

 

Music And School

 Dear bloggers, dear schoolmates, dear blogger  teachers, I would like to ask your opinion about music.

MusicDo you think that it is important to have music classes at school or not? And why, here in Italy, we do music classes only until  the 3rd class of middle school? What about in the other Countries?

In my opinion it is important to learn music, because you need to know some notions of that, as I find music not only relaxing, but a useful subject to develop even the computational thinking! Well, I am a pianist since ever, and music is part of my soul and body. I only wish it would be more appreciated and taught in my Country. I mean, Italy could be considered the Music homeland!

Music is in each person, it is part of us and you can’t remove it.
Music is not a thing to be taken lightly: in many cases it can save our lives.
Music should be a relaxing thing, because when you are stressed and tired, it can heal you.
Music has got many “proprieties”, it treats  diseases, it mediates between countries and people.
Music can change you in one day, a life in one moment.
All in all, music allows making life better!

So guys! Tell me what you think about this topic, we are very curious!