European Easter (and Pledge Event)

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, "Rick Steves' European Easter" celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. We'll join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions — from its pagan roots to its glorious finale — "Rick Steves' European Easter" sheds new light on this timeless holiday.


Length: 57 minutes. Pledge event length: approximately 90 minutes, interspersed with fundraising breaks. Released 2016.

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Rick Steves' European Easter [94 words]
Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, "Rick Steves' European Easter" celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. We'll join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions — from its pagan roots to its glorious finale — "Rick Steves' European Easter" sheds new light on this timeless holiday.

Rick Steves' European Easter [185 words]
Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, "Rick Steves' European Easter" celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. Ancient rituals of woolly beasts scaring away winter in Slovenia and elegant, masked Carnival parties in Venice are a prelude to the austerity of Lent. A few weeks later, Palm Sunday crowds fill St. Peter's Square in Rome, and the streets of Sevilla are packed as the Passion of Christ unfolds day by day through Holy Week. The despair of Good Friday gives way to Easter Sunday, when the joy of the Resurrection fills family gatherings, small-town festivals, and churches of every size all across Europe — just as spring floods the world with new life. You'll join villagers blessing olive branches and coming together in age-old processions, and you'll feel the emotion of this special time as Andalusians carry towering parade floats and Greek priests toss showers of flower petals. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions — from its pagan roots to its glorious finale — "Rick Steves' European Easter" sheds new light on this timeless holiday.

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European Easter

Greek celebrants pass the Holy Flame at midnight celebrations ringing in Easter Sunday on Syntagma Square in Nafplio, Greece. Download image.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Pledge Event: Premium Levels

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$60 (or $5/month) Level
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  • Rick Steves Travel Skills DVD: In this two-disc DVD set filled with information-packed travel lectures, Rick shares how to travel smoothly and affordably through Europe with practical tips on planning a trip, getting around, finding accommodations, staying safe, packing right, and more! Plus, Rick presents the history of European art from medieval through modern times and teaches how to broaden your perspective through travel, plus the bonus extra: Rick Steves Tour Experience.
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    • Item #: DV-BD-TRV2
  • "Rick Steves' Best Destinations" travel newsletter: 64 pages of stories, color photos, and graphics of Rick's top itineraries in Europe.
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