The roots of this spring holiday are linked to the Jewish celebration of Passover. Easter builds on this ancient tradition by celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus; many of the customs observed in predominantly Christian countries involve sacred processions, reenactments and religious services on Easter Sunday and the week preceding it.
Many people exchange gifts with loved ones, often keeping to a springtime theme. To find some ideas for your gift-giving this season, try gathering inspiration from the varied customs and traditions that people worldwide have to celebrate Easter!
Flowery patterns and bright colours are predominant, such as the ones on classic Murano glass Murrine creations; the "millefiori"
Eggs are perhaps the most common theme, with their strongly symbolic meaning of new life; to decorate your home for the coming celebrations, why not choose oval Murano glass vases Asteria or Hesperia!
Fire and water are also key elements of sacred celebrations, as symbols of light, warmth, new life and purity. In Eastern Europe, water fights among youth are quite common on Easter Monday; Northern Europe celebrates with bonfires, and the Italian city of Florence sets alight a wagon full of fireworks on Easter Sunday! The Murano glass vase Apostrophe joins fire and water into a uniquely enchanting creation: a spectacular gift, or an eye-catching complement for your home decor.
A singular tradition which has roots in our very own Venice is still carried on in Corfu: just like Venetians do on New Year's Day, old earthenware and glassware is thrown out of windows on Holy Saturday, to symbolize new beginnings and welcome new life. Celebrate with your very own brand new Murano Glass drinking glass sets, and enchant your guests with an elegant and colourful table setting!
Whatever traditions you choose to follow this Easter season, original Murano Glass gifts from Venice are always the right choice. Happy Easter from YourMurano!
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