From the Majestic Cathedral in Rome to the falls of Victoria in Zambia, these are some of the best places to travel to observe the Easter celebration.
It’s unbelievable! Easter is just a few weeks away and there are myriads of reasons to be excited about the season. It’s not just about hunting Easter eggs, eating food and jollying with family. What about awesome destinations worth visiting?
It’s up to us to stop making Easter a boring religious celebration for Christians which begins on Thursday with people attending church services and vigils until Easter Sunday.
Yes! These religious proceedings are awesome and important but there are different and exciting ways to celebrate with family and friends at Easter.
Here are some must-visit destinations.
Ah beautiful Rome! It is a city that is proud of its ancient glorious heritage. The capital of the world’s Easter celebrations. Tourists, irrespective of nationality, religious affiliation or social status, troop to beloved Rome to attend Eater celebration at the Vatican. You can attend the mass where the Pope preaches to the crowd during a mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. You can also enjoy the view of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and learn of the history of Rome by checking out many of the museums there. On the day after Easter, you can join family and friends to spend the day outdoors in the parks having picnics and enjoying the beauty of nature.
This most contested city on earth is also one of the most beautiful. Jerusalem is a big religious site that holds great significance for the Easter holiday. This is a prime spot to visit around this time of year if you want to learn more about the history of Easter. This sacred place is a pilgrimage destination. You can join people as they gather on the Mount of Olives. You can visit the Dome of the Rock, see the Coenaculum, walk the route that Jesus took, the Via Dolorosa and offer prayers at the Wailing Wall. Jerusalem combines the best of the old and new world.
One of the most famous and elaborate Easter celebrations in the entire world happens in Seville, Spain. Even UNESCO calls it a “masterpiece of Almohad architecture”.
Tourists are attracted to this site because it features many religious brotherhoods that parade down the streets of the town during the Holy Week. Seville is an exciting place to see floats and flowers, dance with the troops in the streets, and sample delicious sweet cuisine.
At Seville, you can visit the cathedral with a 37-meter main altar of carved statues completely covered in gold. You can get to see the monumental tomb of Christopher Columbus held aloft by a quartet of larger-than-life figures.
Do you want to experience this charming and friendly country? Easter is just that time. Namibia’s tapestry of mountains and desert is spell binding. Its splashes of luminous green stand out like graffiti against the apricot-coloured dunes of Sossusvlei. The desert’s mirrored waterholes are fringed by bobbing birds and butterflies. In Namibia, there are National Parks where you can get to see elephants and giraffes munch their way through leafy woodlands while zebra and countless antelope mow the savannah. These views will make you worship.
Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia:
A trip to Victoria Falls is best during the Easter period as the water flow is at its highest. You will be spellbound as you watch hundreds of thousands of gallons of water race over the edge. The ensuing tower of spray can be seen from 30 miles away and the water rumbles like distant thunder. You will be awe-struck at the wonders of nature.
Armed with these awesome destination options, we hope you have an adventurous Easter to remember.
All visuals are courtesy of e-globaltravels.
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