Holy week in Spain
Spain is especially renowned for its Holy Week traditions or Semana Santa. Holy Week, the last week of Lent, which is the week immediately before Easter, sees its most glamorous celebrations in the region of Andalusia, particularly in Seville and Málaga, while those of Castile see the more sombre and solemn events, typified by Semana Santa at Zamora.This is a religious holiday.
Holy week in Greece
The preparations for the Easter table start on Holy Thursday. The housewives prepare traditional tsoureki brioche, Easter cookies and dye boiled eggs red. In the north of Greece housewives also hang a piece of red fabric from a balcony of their front door.
Holy week in Finland
Easter in Finland is a mix of traditions brought together for the religious festival. Borrowed from an old spring festival are the cutting and decorating of pussy willows. On Palm Sunday, children around Finland dress up as witches, paint their faces to match, and on Saturday morning, go door to door in a version of trick-or-treat, exchanging the willows for sweets, small toys or coins.--- Chocolate eggs are not delivered by the more famous Easter bunny, but a rooster, and eggs may be hidden around the house or under the bed. In most parts of Finland, it would be still too cold to go out to hunt for Easter eggs in the garden. The garden might be covered in snow, anyway.