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Hopping along in Eastern Europe….

3/26/2012

When visiting Europe during the Easter season...

Make sure you share in the traditions displayed throughout Europe at the annual Easter markets.

In addition to the grand markets in Austria, Germany, France, and Belgium, Eastern Europe has quite a display of springtime festivities and old world traditions.  Easter markets in Eastern Europe provide a great opportunity to enjoy Easter celebrations, traditions, food, and crafts.  It is a time to celebrate spring while observing folk performers and hunting for the perfect souvenir.

One of the most famous Eastern Easter markets takes place in Prague, CzechoslovakiaPrague’s historic Old Town Square comes alive with flowers, decorations, Easter eggs and the excitement that accompanies the end of a long winter.

Krakow, Poland’s Main Market Square bursts with color every Easter with its Easter market.  Full of traditional Polish wares, handmade souvenirs and seasonal treats.

Budapest, Hungary is just getting in on the festivities.  They have only just begun with a traditional arts and crafts market that accompanies the Spring Festival in Budapest.

Sibiu, Romania and Bratislava, Slovakia also offer celebrations in their main squares.  Fresh flowers, traditionally decorated eggs, and food specialties make for a lively atmosphere in celebration of the Easter holiday.

Before traveling to Eastern Europe, make sure to educate yourself on the currencies and exchange rates.  Many of these areas are not on the Euro.