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Easter in South Tyrol

In South Tyrol, many people attach great importance to traditions and a lot of old customs are still practised in the whole region.

The celebrations begin already on the last Sunday before Easter, Palm Sunday. On this day, not only the decorated palm branches are carried to the churches, but every family elects the “Easter donkey” too. This title for the one who is the last one getting up in the morning and coming to the breakfast table this day.

Painting & searching Easter eggs

What is baking biscuits at Christmas, is the colouring of eggs at Easter. Usually on Holy Thursday, the family gathers to colour hard-boiled eggs together – with natural colours of beet roots, onion skin and spinach or several other colours and stickers. Partially, blown-out eggs are painted too, that then may decorate the palm branches. The painted Ester eggs are consecrated together with the other Easter foods on Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday in the church. Afterwards, every family enjoys a great Easter menu.

For children, Easter Sunday is a great day. Many families go outside in the morning or after attending the Easter mass, looking together for the Easter nests that have been hidden by the Easter rabbit according to official statements by the parents.

“Osterpecken” tradition

A typical Easter tradition is the so called “Osterpecken“ or “Preisguffen”: It is a kind of competition with hard-boiled and painted eggs. Traditionally, people meet for this competition after church service on Easter Sunday. Two people have to hit two eggs against each other, first the flatter side and then the other one. The winner is the owner of the egg with the hardest eggshell respectively with that egg that at the end is not in pieces.

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Easter habits in South Tyrol
Easter habits in South Tyrol

The Easter habits are particularly vivid and varied in Niederdorf in Hochpustertal.

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Easter habits in South Tyrol
Easter habits in South Tyrol

The Easter habits are particularly vivid and varied in Niederdorf in Hochpustertal.

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Easter habits in South Tyrol
Easter habits in South Tyrol

The Easter habits are particularly vivid and varied in Niederdorf in Hochpustertal.

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Easter habits in South Tyrol
Easter habits in South Tyrol

The Easter habits are particularly vivid and varied in Niederdorf in Hochpustertal.

TV Niederdorf - Oberhofer Hermann
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Kurz vor Ostern werden in ganz Südtirol Eier gefärbt. Viele sind dabei sehr kreativ.

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Easter in Südtirol/South Tyrol
Easter in Südtirol/South Tyrol

Children look in garden for easter eggs hidden by the Easter bunny!

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Easter in South Tyrol
Easter in South Tyrol

On Easter Sunday the kids have fun looking for eggs!

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Glögglhof - Girlan in Southern South Tyrol
Glögglhof
Girlan in Southern South Tyrol
4.9 Excellent

Farm holidays in the wine village Girlan and in cosy apartments – ideal for active travellers and for those who are looking for regeneration!

from 105 € per day
Hotel & Residence Johanneshof - Tscherms in Meran and environs
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Hotel & Residence Johanneshof
Tscherms in Meran and environs
4.5 Excellent

Comfortable rooms & spacious apartments, rich breakfast buffet or bread service, garden with heated pool, sunbathing lawn and garden house with whirlpool.

from 62 € per day
Pension Felsenegg - Tisens in Meran and environs
Pension Felsenegg
Tisens in Meran and environs
4.7 Excellent

Inviting B&B in the environs of Meran with comfortable and cosy rooms, a delicious breakfast, dreamlike garden & wonderful view of the vineyards.

from 35 € per day
Tirolerin rooms & suites & breakfast - Tramin an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
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Tirolerin rooms & suites & breakfast
Tramin an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
4.3 Very good

Inviting rooms and suites, excellent breakfast, heated outdoor pool in the garden & unlimited possibilities for active guests.

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