Easter at home or away?

Easter eggs and Easter chocolate bunnies and spring and cakes and family gatherings are a part of my Easter memories. But I have also travelled during Easter weekend in the past years and have experienced slightly different Easter celebrations.I still fondly remember Easter I spent in England in April 2010. I had Easter lunch in one of the most picturesque English village-Lavenham.  Before the lunch we walked around the tiny but very medieval looking village and took photos of quaint half-timbered wobbly houses.  Then we had our superb Easter lunch at the Swan and enjoyed the piano music. The whole experience was so lovely and so British!:)

Lavenham, England
Lavenham

restaurant the Swan
restaurant the Swan

Over the years I’ve spent Easter at French Riviera and in Tuscany and in Rome too. I liked  seeing different Easter decorations but I missed being with my family. And when you’re travelling it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be eating fine Easter breakfast or get Easter chocolate bunnies from your family. So, when I finally got to be at home for Easter last year I was very happy. On the other hand if I hadn’t travelled during Easter weekend I wouldn’t have witnessed some very interesting traditions.  When I was in Chianciano Terme ( Tuscany ) in 2014 I saw a procession on Good Friday. There were young men dressed as Roman soldiers riding horses, a brass band, people dressed in costumes and of course a person who represented Jesus Christ. The people who watched the procession were very quiet and everything was so solemn yet very touching. I was very moved. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of it because the whole thing happened in the evening and my camera isn’t very good at taking night photos.

Nice, France
Nice, France
Easter decorations in Menton, France
Easter decorations in Menton, France
Rome, Italy
Rome
Florence
Florence, Italy

This year I’m again at home. Even though it’ll be nice to be around family I do miss travelling. I haven’t been anywhere since Vienna in December. However, it’s only a month till Stockholm!And a month and a half till London!

So what about you? Do you prefer staying at home for Easter or would you rather travel somewhere?

xoxo

Tanja

Happy Easter!

Menton, France
Menton, France

 

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23 thoughts on “Easter at home or away?

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  2. It’s a good question! I’m definitely a fan of Christmas and birthdays away from home. But I like NYE at home with friends/family. I think I’m undecided about Easter; we just returned from Vienna, and while it was nice to be there during a holiday, I don’t know if Easter travel is right for me. It’s weird after living in France; the Easter vacation was never centered around Easter itself, and now here in Germany, it’s two weeks off with Easter right in the middle! Thanks for linking up with us on Travel Tuesday, as always!

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    1. Hi! Well, I like to travel for my bday and NYE but not for Christmas! I have travelled before for Easter too. Looking forward to reading about your trip to Vienna:)

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  3. What a fun collection of Easter experiences. I LOVE the crooked building in Lavenham and the sheep decorations in Menton, France. Of course, the chocolates are irresistible.

    Vida
    LimogesCollector.com

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  4. Ok first of all love your red skirt outfit! But yes the great Easter debate – this year I’m spending it in traveling in Spain so not even in my home-away-from home England. Going to miss Easter egg hunts in America but here’s to new adventures 😉 love reading your posts on bloglovin 🙂
    Sarah xx

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  5. Ruth

    I’ll spent Easter at home this year. We have grand lunch plans. I am sure we are going to have a great meal. I am off Friday, so, I am trying to decide what I am going to do that day.

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  6. aandj8804

    I was so excited to be traveling this year for Easter. It was only to the beach 4 hours away, but I was still looking forward to it. Then my cousin announced his wedding would be held on Easter. Change of plans! Maybe one day I’ll get to celebrate Easter while traveling. I’m especially envious of those who get to spend Easter in Italy near the vatican. (And I’m not even Catholic!) 🙂

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  7. After traveling over Thanksgiving last year (where we also went to Vienna!), I feel the need to spend time with family for holidays this year. I think for me personally that an occasional trip over a major holiday is fine, but I don’t think my family would be too happy with me if I were always taking those holidays to travel. It’s a tough balance, and I think it just depends on you and your family!

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