|Easter in England
People who live in Olney, a town in England, celebrate
Pancake Tuesday with a special event. They hold a pancake race on every
Shrove Tuesday for over 500 years.
People in England, hundreds of years ago began eating
ham on Easter Sunday.
In some parts of England, these springtime dancers are
called "Morris Dancers." They wear white shirts and red
sashes. They have straw hats with streamers that dip and curl when they
dance. Red and green ribbons are tied above the knees of their black
trousers. Rows of little bells jingle as the dancers perform. The Morris
dance is hundreds of years old.
In England, a favourite custom on Easter Monday and
Tuesday was called "lifting" or "heaving".
In England, pussy willow branches are picked
especially for Easter. People tap each other with them for good luck.