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The Easter weekend will spark celebrations across the globe, some of which go beyond eating chocolates and hiding eggs in the back garden.

Countries mark the festive period in a variety of ways, from throwing water on young woman in Hungary to men dressed as devils whipping children for their sins in El Salvador.

The celebration of Holy Week - the week leading up to Easter Sunday when Christians remember the final days of Jesus' life - is under way in places such as Malta, Mexico and Spain, where parades, processions and plays commemorate Jesus' death and resurrection.

IBTimes UK has compiled a slideshow of the different ways in which Christians and Catholics celebrate one of the most important events in the religious calendar.