In some parts of Europe the night before Easter big bonfires of the vanities are blazing away. People bring over old wood, broken boards old trim and such. Everything wood and burning that can start the spring cleaning frenzy. That is, when there no restrictions because of unseasonal droughts. So the fire had to be a safe one, but it didn't quite burn all last years junk and crap and useless stuff we carry around. The burning also burns away the emotional ballast and gives the spectator/participants a clean slate to start spring and a new cycle of life again. Of course Easter eggs and a good meal on Easter Sunday are part of the tradition.