PHOTOS: Christians celebrate Holy Week around the world

From Spain to Jerusalem to Lebanon, see how Christians are commemorating Easter this year.

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April 2, 2015 13:38

Christian Maronite worshippers take part in a Palm Sunday procession with their children in Batroun in north Lebanon . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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During the time between Palm Sunday and Easter, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ with celebrations, reenactments and feasts.

Holy Week occurs during the last week of lent and includes Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. The week commemorates the death of Jesus Christ and his ascension to heaven, which occurs on Easter Sunday.

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In Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, hundreds of worshipers marched through the Old City holding traditional Palm tree branches. In Vatican city, the Pope spoke of religious persecution as extremism infiltrates the Middle Eastern Christian world. In Lebanon, Christians marched through the streets to commemorate the path of Jesus. Various other celebrations occurred in Spain and Russia, as well as every other corner of the globe where Christians reside.

But most importantly, what is Easter without a Swiss chocolate bunny?





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