11 episodes

Rick Steves' European Easter takes you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, to celebrate 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. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information at www.ricksteves.com.

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Rick Steves' European Easter takes you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece, to celebrate 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. You'll also find a wide array of related travel information at www.ricksteves.com.

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    Celebrations Across Europe

    Celebrations Across Europe

    This segment of Rick Steves’ European features Easter Sunday in Europe. Families in Spain, Italy, Slovenia, and Greece come together to celebrate. Watch the full one-hour special on your local public television station or visit http://www.ricksteves.com/easter.

    • 7 min
    • video
    Greek Orthodox Easter

    Greek Orthodox Easter

    This segment of Rick Steves’ European Easter traces Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations. Watch the full one-hour special on your local public television station or visit http://www.ricksteves.com/easter.

    • 7 min
    • video
    Passion Plays

    Passion Plays

    In this segment of Rick Steves’ European Easter, we attend two of Europe's most poignant passion plays. Watch the full one-hour special on your local public television station or visit http://www.ricksteves.com/easter.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Holy Thursday in Italy

    Holy Thursday in Italy

    In this segment of Rick Steves’ European Easter, we join locals for Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday) in Italy's Le Marche. Watch the full one-hour special on your local public television station or visit http://www.ricksteves.com/easter.

    • 2 min
    • video
    Easter Egg Traditions

    Easter Egg Traditions

    In this segment of Rick Steves’ European Easter, we'll take a look at the Easter egg tradition. Watch the full one-hour special on your local public television station or visit http://www.ricksteves.com/easter.

    • 3 min
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    Sevilla’s Semana Santa

    Sevilla’s Semana Santa

    In this segment of Rick Steves’ European Easter, we experience the story of Sevilla's dramatic Semana Santa processions. Watch the full one-hour special on your local public television station or visit http://www.ricksteves.com/easter.

    • 4 min

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