April 2nd, 2018
Bikers at Glasgow Green take part in Glasgow Children’s hospital charity Easter egg run on their motorbikes.
Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter mass at St Peter’s Square.
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.
The annual Easter parade along Fifth Avenue dates back to the 1870s and attracts thousands of people each year.
Pakistani Christians celebrate a mass on Easter Sunday.
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.
Brazilian Catholics walk over a sawdust carpet during an Easter Sunday procession representing the resurrection of Christ
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.
A folk artist shows decorated Easter eggs in Matyo, east of Budapest.
According to an old Hungarian tradition, young men pour water on young women, who give them beautifully coloured eggs in exchange.
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.
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.
An Egyptian Coptic Christian stands next to a cross at the monastery of Samaan al-Kharraz.
Women kiss and touch the Stone of Anointing, where Jesus’s body is said to have been anointed before burial during rituals, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims have descended on the holy city of Jerusalem to attend activities to mark Holy week from 25 March 25 to 2 April.
Palestinian Christians attend a service on Easter Sunday at the Church of Saint Porphyrius.
A woman wears a mask made of faces at the Easter Bonnet parade outside St Patrick’s Cathedral