These British Easter Traditions Will Surprise You — and Make You Jealous
Everyone has their favorite public holiday. Whether you're all about those Fourth of July fireworks or you prefer the last-days-of-Summer vibes of Labor Day, those extra days off work give you more time with your loved ones, and make the rest of the 9-to-5 so much more bearable. But there's one holiday that the US has not fully embraced yet, and that's Easter. For that, you have to look to the UK, where the Spring holiday is taken very seriously indeed.
Obviously, Easter is primarily a Christian holiday with religious significance that goes far beyond cuddly bunnies and painted eggs, but just like that other big Christian holiday — Christmas, anyone? — Easter in the UK has now become an excuse for country-wide celebrations, whether or not you're religious. The main reason for that? Food! As a POPSUGAR editor based in the UK, I was blown away to discover that my colleagues in the US don't get time off at Easter, and had no idea about our giant chocolate eggs, hot cross buns, or pancake day. If you're in the same boat, here's a little breakdown of what you're missing out on.