Origin and History of Easter in Argentina
Officially regarded as Argentine Republic, Argentina is the second largest country in South America. About 85 percent of its population follow Roman Catholicism as their religion and celebrates all the Christian festivals with lots of joy and enthusiasm. Easter is the most significant festival for every Christian round the globe. The Argentinians follow the Catholic belief of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his agonizing crucifixion, in regard to celebrating Easter. As such, Easter celebrations in Argentina are remarkable and worth commendable amongst all catholic countries. Easter is a two-week celebration with several holy processions, masses, and Via Crucis carried out during this period. Celebrations begin from Palm Sunday to Holy Saturday (the day before Easter) and referred to as Semana Santa (Holy Week) in the local language. Similar to other Catholic countries, Argentina has its own specific and unique traditions for celebrating the holy occasion of Easter.
Local name: Pascua De Resurrección
Ways to celeberate Pascua De Resurrección in Argentina
La Pascua is one of the best festive times in Argentina. Many Argentine people go for pilgrimage to the city of Tandil during this holy week. In many villages and town, the re-enactment of various events of Jesus’ life is done at this time. Combined with Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Easter becomes a four-day long weekend holiday for Argentines, during which most commercial shops, businesses, and schools are closed. Many carnivals are organized to display merry and joy over the resurrection of Christ on earth. In fact, Easter is a favorite occasion for families and friends as they gather to celebrate with an asado and lamb as traditional Easter feast delicacies. Once the Easter grand meal is done with, people gift huevo de Pascua (hollow chocolate egg) or small kinder eggs to one another. Besides, Rosca de Pascua (a bread ring topped with sprinkles, candied fruits, chocolate drizzles or pastry cream) is a traditional dessert served at Easter.