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Quiz: Are these Easter traditions real or made up?

Separate the fact from fiction.

IT’S EASTER, THE most important week in the Christian calendar. 

So important that it’s given rise to a whole range of interesting traditions. But are these ones real or made up? 

In Ireland, people would hold a mock funeral for a herring on Easter Saturday.
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In the Philippines, people undergo real-life crucifixions on Good Friday.
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In Serbia, the head of the Christian Orthodox church recites the Stations of the Cross blindfolded as a symbol of the church being lost without its saviour.
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In Portugal, the youngest person in each family traditionally breaks the bread at dinner on Holy Thursday.
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In Spain, people dress as skeletons and roam their town looking for people to scare.
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In Mexico, one Easter tradition involves children being given coins if they've kept their Lenten vows.
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In Norway, people read crime novels over the Easter period.
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In Greece, people start Easter Sunday by tossing huge earthenware pots off balconies to smash them
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Each year the US president selects a rabbit from a nearby farm and brings it to the White House garden where it remains.
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In Ireland, the President begins Easter week by overseeing the transfer of the Proclamation from the National Archives to its official display case in Áras an Úachtaráin.
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Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Lovely result
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'I'll take it'
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