Easter is culturally a very important time for Hispano-America. In Spain there are lots of traditions that have been alive for centuries and in South America for many many years too due to the Spanish influence during colonization.
Although Catholicism is not as big as it used to be, it is still the religion that represents most of the Hispanic countries. Other Christian religions are becoming very representative too and so Easter is still very important for our countries. Churches and Cathedrals are generally packed and there are lots of parades to remember the Passion of Christ and his resurrection.
For those who are not religious, Easter is a time for holidays. In some countries, people don’t work and kids don’t go to school from Monday to Easter Friday but Easter Monday is not a public holiday. In other countries people get Easter Thursday and Easter Friday free.
Some links & videos to give you an idea of our Easter celebrations: