Happy Easter and pipo dey traditions practice around the world
For Christians around the world, Easter Day is a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
For many families, the day begins for church and ends with some pretty-pretty oda arrangements.
But it’s important to note that aside from going to church, pipo’s around the world have different ways of making their mark on the day.
For the Greek island of Corfu, they throw old pots out the windows for the streets of the Easter Saturday morning tradition. Tori be say dem copy dis tradition from di pipo of Venice, for Italy, wey dey throw dia possessions.
For Ukraine, pipo dey pours every oda water on Easter Monday. Dem dey call am Wet Monday and e dey perform for oda countries like Poland too. Tradition has it that we attend to the baptism of a Polish prince hundreds of years ago.
For a small town in the south of France, the pipo gather every Easter Monday to share a huge…egg, which they call an omelette! They use around 15,000 eggs and are large enough to feed thousands of pipo. Tori be say, di French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte bin like di omelette, wey im eat dia and ask dem to make one ogbonge one for am and im army. Na so di tradition take start.
Outside of Europe, for the White House for America with the president of the kontri they live, they make annual easter egg rolls for grass dia. This tradition dates back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes led di kontri. On Easter Monday they do and usually the president’s wife, the First Lady, is in charge of the event.
In parts of Scandinavia, children dress up, much like Halloween, and demand chocolates and sweets for the streets. Dem had scarves, makeup, and twigs with feathers worn as part of the tradition.