EASTER IN DÜSSELDORF
April 2 2020 - April 5 2020
Easter falls on the first Weekend following the first full moon after the spring equinox on March 21, the time of year when the length of day and night are equal. Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday thus wander between March and April. Consequently the date can vary from year to year up to a few weeks.
A highly religious tradition surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is celebrated in all regions and by both protestant and catholic churches in Germany including Düsseldorf. The tradition surrounding fertility reaches back to pagan rites.
Whilst most believe in the Easter bunny, some enjoy eating chocolate Easter eggs, yet others love to colour real chicken laid ones. They can be pierced and hollowed out or previously boiled. In this country, there is a long-standing ritual of hiding eggs for children to search for. The smiles and raucous laughter of happy kids are legendary.
By Vincent Green, Jun 6 2020
Many open spaces entice hikers into the surrounding countryside. Try heading out to the wonderfully peaceful and natural, reclaimed spaces along the Dutch border. The Ruhr region to the east provides more inspiring landscapes with hills and forests.
Art venues and museums in Düsseldorf regularly present selections of their fine pieces in well arranged exhibitions. Regular exhibits also include fascinating or rare works from across the globe with loaned art and artefacts.
Welcome to Düsseldorf
Big city business and small town charm unite to create a vibrant and safe choice of relocation for expats. Modern and old architecture sit comfortably alongside wide river banks and charming urban districts. Enjoy the city!