In Guadeloupe, you will find both the religious and secular side of Easter, everything from chocolate bunnies and died eggs to Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Morning Mass. Easter Monday is observed as a public holiday each year.
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The most unique aspect of Easter in Guadeloupe is the traditional dish known as “matete”. This is a local land crab dish that people look forward to relishing all year.
Many set crab traps a month ahead of Easter. The mangrove crabs are then bought and kept alive until the Easter weekend when they are prepared in traditional ways and enjoyed as part of a family feast.