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  1. 1. EASTER
  2. 2. Easter Day in Italy  Easter day in Italy is a national holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ's resurrection from death. Easter happens around the time of the March equinox.
  3. 3. What do people do? Easter, or Pasqua in Italian, is a festive holiday throughout Italy. Religious celebrations and parades are held all over Italy, involving large crodws of people.
  4. 4. What do people eat? Easter meals vary, but include eggs, Easter pie, and lamb.
  5. 5. Public life Easter Day is a public holiday in Italy. It also falls on Sunday. Organizations and businesses that are closed include: Government offices. Post offices. Banks. Schools and other educational institutions. Transport options, such as taxis, rail services between major cities and major long-route bus lines, are available on Easter Day but travelers are advised to check first with local transport authorities.
  6. 6. Background Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as written in the New Testament of the Christian bible. The roots of the Easter holiday’s traditions and activities can be traced back to pagan celebrations. The name Easter is believed to come from Eostara, the goddess of rebirth. Easter Day is not only celebrated in Italy but also in many countries worldwide.
  7. 7. How do you guys do it? How do you celebrate Easter? What do you eat? How is it? Do you have some days off school? Let us know!