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Easter Celebrations Around The World From The Pope To The New York Parade (PICTURES)

01/04/2013 13:53 BST | Updated 01/04/2013 17:59 BST

Easter has been celebrated around the world this weekend with some colourful (and some rather bizarre) rituals.

New York's annual Easter Parade on New York's Fifth Avenue saw an array of thematically dressed revellers take to the streets.

A man in Florida finally settled the age-old question: "Can rabbits scuba dive?"

The Pope held a traditional Easter mass at the Vatican.

And, oddly, men in Slovakia threw freezing water over willing women and then hit them with willow "to evoke youth, strength and beauty for the upcoming spring season".

Whatever floats your boat...

Easter Festivities Around The World