Focus on Easter 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018

Italy, Austria, Netherlands and Portugal are the Countries that we suggest to propose to your clients for Easter 2018, that, this year, takes place on 1° April. Consequently, the Good Friday and the Holy Saturday respectively take place on 30th March and on 31st March, while Easter Monday takes place on 2nd April.

Before pointing out all the details of the destinations and the sources to refer to for Easter 2018, we remind you that you can find ideas and sources of inspiration whether on the focus dedicated to Easter 2016 and to Easter 2017, or in the ones in which the good season, namely spring, is the main character. Moreover, since Easter is a Christian celebration, you can also read the religious tourism focus.

Easter 2018 in Italy

«A visit to Italy during the Easter holidays is an occasion not to be missed», as you can read on Italia.it, the website edited by ENITItalian Tourism Official Website. «From North to South, towns and cities are crowded because of popular celebrations, processions, religious rites, holy representations, food fairs and folkloristic traditions that commemorates the Passion of Jesus».

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Between the Easter destinations in Italy suggested by ENIT, we recommend Bormio, in Lombardy, where your clients could attend the Pasquali parade. The sources to refer to are the web pages on Bormio.eu dedicated to the Pasquali, edited by the Bormio touristic office.

Easter 2018 in Austria

«[…] the research of the eggs, hidden by the Easter Bunny “Osterhase”, the flavors of the traditional Easter meal in Styria and Burgenland, the decorated willow branches and the bonfires on Holy Saturday’s night […]».

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Also in Austria there are various Easter traditions, as the Official Austrian Travel Guide reminds.

If you want to have an overview about them, you can consult the web page Easter in Austria edited by the same authority, where you can find information about the Easter Markets in Wien, Carinthia, Tyrol, Salzburg, Styria, Vorarlberg, Upper Austria, Lower Austria, and Burgenland.

With a reference to the Austrian capital city, you can google the web page Vienna’s Easter Market, edited by the Official Travel Guide of Wien.

Easter 2018 in Netherlands

Let’s move to Lisse, far 50 kilometres from Amsterdam, to celebrate Easter 2018 in Keukenhof, a park where admire «an amazing collection of tulips, hyacinths, narcissus, orchids, roses, carnations, iris, lilies and many other flowers», to use the same words as the ones on Holland.com by the Official Touristic Authority in Netherlands. The Keukenhof will open its doors on 22nd March and it will close on 13th May.

In the Netherlands, Easter brings also various festivals, such as the Paaspop, three days of music (30th March – 1st April) planned in Schijndel, 30 kilometres far from Eindhoven.

Easter 2018 in Portugal

Lastly, here’s Portugal, that doesn’t limit its offer only with Lisbon and Porto: the Semana Santa in Braga and the Semana Santa in Óbidos, both rich of awesomeness, are the proof.

Buona Pasqua!

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