From Fifth Avenue to the Vatican, celebrating Easter around the globe

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From church services to pastel eggs — Easter traditions of both a religious and secular nature were well on display across the globe on Sunday.

Although customs vary widely from country to country, for the world’s more than 2 billion Christians, Easter is primarily a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. The holiday is also called Resurrection Day.

Easter is one of the busiest days of the year for many churches where attendance of those donning their “Sunday best” typically doubles.

Here’s a look at what’s going on around the world on Easter Sunday.

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican March 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters     ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. - RTSCEHM

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 27, 2016. Photo by Reuters

People on Fifth Avenue during the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival March 27, 2016 in New York.   The Easter Parade is a New York tradition that dates back to the middle of the 1800s. The social elite would attend services at one of the 5th Avenue churches and parade their new fashions down the Avenue afterwards. The flamboyant headgear and costumes are paraded down the Avenue to the delight of onlookers.  / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

People on Fifth Avenue during the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival March 27, 2016 in New York. Photo by Timothy A Clary/Getty Images

Mexicans burn an effigy of U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as they celebrate an Easter ritual late on Saturday in Mexico City's poor La Merced neighborhood March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero - RTSCDM6

Mexicans burn an effigy of U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as they celebrate an Easter ritual late on Saturday in Mexico City’s poor La Merced neighborhood March 26, 2016. Photo by Henry Romero/Reuters

Men fight during a Pinge wrestling competition in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 26, 2016. The event is held during Easter in Haiti.  REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares - RTSCD9K

Men fight during a Pinge wrestling competition in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, March 26, 2016. The event is held during Easter in Haiti. Photo by Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

A military flyby passes over O'Connell Street during the commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Irish Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, March 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSCEG2

A military flyby passes over O’Connell Street during the commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Irish Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, March 27, 2016. Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Penitents take part in the procession of "La Soledad" brotherhood during Holy Week in Puerta del Sol Square in Madrid, Spain, March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Andrea Comas - RTSCD29

Penitents take part in the procession of “La Soledad” brotherhood during Holy Week in Puerta del Sol Square in Madrid, Spain, March 26, 2016. Photo by Andrea Comas

Two white lions cub play before opening a wrapped package on Easter at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France, on march 27, 2016. / AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER        (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Two white lions cub play before opening a wrapped package on Easter at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France, on march 27, 2016. /Photo by Jean-Francois Monier/Getty Images

Easter eggs adorned in traditional Sorbian style are seen in Schleife, about 160 kilometers (99.4 miles) south-east of Berlin, Germany, March 27, 2016. A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs with the help of feathers and wax. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke  - RTSCE4J

Easter eggs adorned in traditional Sorbian style are seen in Schleife, Germany, March 27, 2016. A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs with the help of feathers and wax. Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

A boy lights a candle with his father during Easter Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen  - RTSCE8U

A boy lights a candle with his father during Easter Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City March 27, 2016. Photo by Amir Cohen

A Spanish member of the United Nations Interim Forces (UNIFIL) breaks his egg with a Lebanese boy after an Easter service in Marjayoun village, southern Lebanon March 27, 2016. REUTERS/Karamallah Daher  - RTSCE71

A Spanish member of the United Nations Interim Forces (UNIFIL) breaks his egg with a Lebanese boy after an Easter service in Marjayoun village, southern Lebanon March 27, 2016. Photo by Karamallah Daher/Reuters

Believers attend a service at a Roman Catholic church on the eve of Easter Sunday in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, March 26, 2016. Picture taken March 26, 2016. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin - RTSCDSG

Believers attend a service at a Roman Catholic church on the eve of Easter Sunday in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, March 26, 2016. Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

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