In Photos: Marking Easter Sunday

This is a selection of photos that are representing Easter celebrations around the world. Christians around the globe have been marking Easter Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Bringing you this selection is our pleasure, so try not to miss it.

From Pope Francis who arrives to lead the Easter mass at St Peter’s Square to an Egyptian Coptic Christian who stands next to a cross at the monastery of Samaan al-Kharraz, all these photos will give you thrills.

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Vatican City

Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter mass at St Peter’s Square.
Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters


The procession of the Risen Holy Child, a Spanish tradition, sees about 150 people light 10,000 firecrackers to celebrate the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday.
Photograph: Pepe Torres/EPA

New York City

The annual Easter parade along Fifth Avenue dates back to the 1870s and attracts thousands of people each year.
Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images


Pakistani Christians celebrate a mass on Easter Sunday.
Photograph: Rahat Dar/EPA


Haitian voodoo followers take a ceremonial dip in a sacred pool during Easter weekend in Souvenance, a suburb of Gonaives, north of Port-au-Prince.
Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

Ouro Preto

Brazilian Catholics walk over a sawdust carpet during an Easter Sunday procession representing the resurrection of Christ
Photograph: Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images


Lausanne The Easter Mosaic is a local tradition – this is the 20th and is made of 39,780 dyed eggs in a pattern based on a drawing by the Swiss comics artist Bernard Cosendai, aka Cosey.
Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA


A folk artist shows decorated Easter eggs in Matyo, east of Budapest.
Photograph: Zsolt Czegledi/EPA


According to an old Hungarian tradition, young men pour water on young women, who give them beautifully coloured eggs in exchange.
Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters


Penitents carry a float in the Procession of the Meeting as part of Easter Sunday celebrations in Spain, in which the image of the Risen Christ meets that of the Virgin Mary.
Photograph: J Casares/EPA

Gaza City

Orthodox Christians attend the Palm Sunday procession. The Orthodox church runs on a different calendar to the Catholic and Protestant Easter and they celebrated the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem a week later.
Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Cairo, Egypt

An Egyptian Coptic Christian stands next to a cross at the monastery of Samaan al-Kharraz.
Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images


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