Easter 2009 Around The World In Photos...

by Rachelle Hruska · April 13, 2009

[Photos via Getty] From the bonnet parade on Fifth Avenue to Pope Benedict's mass at the Vatican, to Easter egg hunts in Beverly Hills, take a look at how the world celebrated the Easter Holiday yesterday.  At left, singer Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale take their children Kingston and Zuma to her parents house in Beverly Hills for Easter Sunday.

Click below for our favorite Easter photos from around the world...



In New York City:

People pose in their holiday finery along Fifth Avenue during the annual Easter Parade April 12, 2009 in New York City. The parade is a New York tradition dating back to the mid-1800s when the social elite would parade their new fashions down Fifth Avenue after attending Easter services in one of the Fifth Avenue churches:

In Rome:

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 12, 2009 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontif wished pilgrims a Happy Easter in 63 languages and said that the Resurrection was "not a fairytale". He also attacked the "emptiness" of materialism and atheism. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images):

In Sydney:

A pig jumps through the air at the Pig Racing and Diving display at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on April 10, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.

In Spain:

Princess Letizia of Spain and daughters Princess Leonor (C) and Princess Sofia (R) leave Palma de Mallorca Cathedral after Easter Sunday Mass on April 12, 2009 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

In Hollywood:

Gavin Rossdale with Kingston. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell out at an Easter party in Malibu.