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Eastertide: Easter Monday

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Easter Monday, also known as "Bright Monday," "Renewal Monday," or "Monday of the Angel," is the day after Easter Sunday and is celebrated by many Catholic countries and communities around the world. It is a day of continued celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, with many people attending church services, family gatherings, and various community events.

One traditional practice on Easter Monday is the "Angelus" prayer, which is recited at noon to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus. In some countries, such as Italy and Spain, Easter Monday is also a public holiday, and people often participate in parades or other cultural events.

Another common custom on Easter Monday is the Easter Egg Hunt, where children search for hidden eggs, often decorated with bright colors and symbols of springtime. This tradition is believed to have originated from the idea of searching for the empty tomb of Jesus, and the eggs symbolise new life and rebirth.

In some Catholic countries, there are also traditional foods that are eaten on Easter Monday, such as "ciambellone," a sweet cake made with eggs, and "casatiello," a savory bread filled with cheese, salami, and eggs.

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