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    It’s finally Spring which means that Easter is right around the corner. Easter is celebrated around the world in surprising variety of ways with traditions varying from country to country based on ethnic and cultural origins. From Easter egg hunts to bonnet parades and street festivals to indulging in traditional meals and more, here are a few ways to celebrate Easter from around the globe.

     

     

    Seville, Spain: Get insider access with Naya Traveler during Semana Santa

    Seville has been holding its Easter week celebrations since the 16th century, and they have become universally famous. One of the biggest Easter celebrations takes place in Seville, where 52 different religious brotherhoods parade through the streets manifesting the crucifixion, with thousands watching the daily processions of marching bands and decorated candle lit floats heaving with Baroque statues illustrating the Easter story. Beyond discovering Seville’s multicultural heritage through its standing monuments, palaces, gardens and quaint ancient neighborhoods, the essence of Semana Santa can often be missed by travelers unless they have access to the right places and people to experience it from the inside. It is a deeply religious event marking the lives of locals in a way that can only be understood by the guidance of a local Sevillano. Naya Traveler offers insider access to private balconies from which to see the spiritual processions, private meetings with the cofradías (religious brotherhoods) and under the radar, private parties and festivities happening across the city to mark this auspicious event. Naya Traveler organizes private, tailor-made journeys to Spain with rates starting at $1,200 USD per person based on a party of two in double occupancy. www.nayatraveler.com

     

     

    Rome, Italy: Enjoy a traditional Roman picnic with Bettoja Hotels Collection’s Gourmet Easter Basket

    Rome is the top Italian destination for Easter Week (also called Holy Week) and with the Vatican City sitting right in the middle of the Eternal City, there’s no celebration quite like Easter in Rome. With festivities surrounding the Pope all week, there’s also picnics, concerts, processions, traditional Easter food and so much more. Be right in the heart of Rome at one of Bettoja Hotels Collection’s three city hotels. Book a stay for a minimum of 2 nights at either Hotel Mediterraneo, Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio or Hotel Atlantico from April 19th – May 6th, 2019 and receive a complimentary Bettoja Hotels Collectiongourmet Easter picnic basket in celebration of Spring. Enjoy a traditional Roman Picnic, a selection of local specialties in a picnic basket prepared by Bettoja Hotels Collection’s Chefs Antonio Vitale and Renzo Di Vito. Picnic basket includes: Easter Pizza “Casatiello Napoletano”(made with 3 Italian cheeses and sausage), Pot pie with cheese and sausage, Quiche with asparagus, Little “Colomba” (Italian traditional Easter’s cake), Chocolate Eggs, Fruit Juice, Mineral Water and Fresh Fruit. Utensils, glass, placemats and napkins for the picnic are all included in the basket. Enjoy the glorious Spring weather by exploring Rome by bike! All Bettoja Hotels Collection guests receive a 10% discount for rentals of bikes, e-bikes, scooters, hybrid scooters and Vespa at “Bici & Baci” on Viminale Street. For information and reservations: call +39 06 4883683 or email booking@bettojahotels.it. www.bettojahotels.it

     

     

    Colorado, USA: Copper Mountain hosts largest Easter Egg Hunt in the world

    If you’re in North America, hop on over to Copper Mountain in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. A total of 65,000 eggs are spread across the resort for children of all ages to seek and find with great prizes, treats and more. The day’s hunts are split up by age group and concludes with a massive hunt for everyone at the top of the American Eagle lift, providing stunning views as the kids and kids at heart search for eggs in the alpine. This is the LARGEST Easter Egg Hunt in the world factoring in acreage and number of eggs. Here are the types of prizes found in the eggs by age group: Ages 3 and under: Critterland Tickets; Ages 4-6: tubing tickets, lift tickets, gift card and more; Ages 7-11: tubing tickets, coaster tickets, headphones, goggles and more. The prizes for the on the mountain egg hunt at the top of American Eagle at Noon for kids of all ages include lift, tubing and coaster tickets. Special prices for finding the 12 Golden Eggs include: a GoPro, Season Pass, tubing tickets, YETI swag and more. Scavenger hunt begins at 8:30am on the intermediate and beginner mountains. New this year, Alpine Bank will be hiding wooden eggs throughout the village and the wooden eggs can be redeemed for a silver dollar. For more information, visit www.coppercolorado.com.

     

     

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