The Easter holiday is fast-approaching, and cuisine on this feast day isn't just limited to your grandmother's hot cross buns or your Italian cousin's lamb butter. All over the world, Easter food is as diverse and colorful as the different cultures that celebrate it. Take a look at these interesting dishes below - will any of them be making an appearance on your Easter table?
Gubana hails from northern Venice, and is a dense, sweet brioche bread that is filled with chocolate, raisins and alcohol.
Also known as traditional leg of lamb, this simple dish is made with just five ingredients: Garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and the leg itself. Sometimes, it can be spruced up by adding rosemary.
This is a traditional Easter beverage made from eggs, sugar, and brandy, similar to eggnog. The Dutch drink it as an apertif on Easter, and also use it as a topping for waffles.
This Mexican bread pudding is made with nuts, fruits, figs, and mixed with aged cheese. It is served throughout Lent, particularly on Good Friday.
The torta pascualina is similar to quiche, but is also filled with a delicious fresh ricotta cheese.
This meat pie is stuffed with spicy chorizo and hard-boiled eggs. It is eaten during lent throughout Spain, but particularly in Salamanca.
Also known as spiced bun, this sweet bread is topped with a creamy and mild cheddar cheese and served on Easter morning.
Though it might look like Oreos in milk, Mämmi is actually a traditional Finnish easter dessert made from molasses, salt, and powdered orange zest.
This stringy Greek Easter bread is unique because it contains two traditional Greek spices, mastic and mahlab.
This dense, leavened bread is made from a rich dough that is mixed with raisins. It is also a popular Easter dish in the United States.
This Argentinian baked good is a sweet bread, usually with eggs nestled inside.
This special Easter bread is eaten in Cyprus. The bread is filled with cheese and raisins, prepared on Good Friday and then eaten on Easter sunday.
Many Russians have their kulich blessed by a priest. The bread is cooked in a tall pan and then served with cheese pashka, the pyramid seen in the photo.
The name literally translates to "ham in bread," and that's exactly what you'll find should you cut open this traditional German Easter dish.
These Lebanese treats are small shortbreads filled with pistachios, walnuts, and dates.
Perhaps one of the most famous Easter dishes, the hot cross bun is a light brioche-style bread that is cut on top before baking.Sometimes, hot cross buns are frosted.
The classic American dish can be sweet, glazed, or even spicy.
This is actually a candy, made from ground peanuts, cassava flour, sugar, and salt.
This Polish white borscht is made with foods that Polish people have blessed at the church on Easter Sunday, including sausage, eggs, and butter.
Ecuadorians eat this soup during all of Holy Week. It is made from figleaf gourd, pumpkins, and twelve different kinds of beans and grains.
This ungutted fish is salted, dehydrated, and served with other popular Egyptian foods on Easter.
The fish is cooked first, and then pickled in a stew. South African serve it cold, with a side of buns and salad.
Bacahau is the Portuguese word for cod, and this casserole is made wtih bacalhau, potatoes, onions, and eggs.
This round cake is made with corn grains that give it a dense and chewy texture. It is eaten in Paraguay on Easter morning.