Jerusalem and Bethlehem
In Bethlehem, where Jesus of Nazareth was born, the focus of celebrations is Manger Square, on of Christianity’s holiest sites.
The Church of the Nativity covers the actual grotto where Christ was born.
As the Christian festival of Easter and Jewish holiday of Passover converge, a surge in pilgrims is expected in Jerusalem, home to sites revered by the three major monotheistic faiths.
Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz is rabbi of the Western Wall, a remnant of the retaining wall of the mount on which the Holy Temples once stood.
Every year, millions of Jews from all over the world visit the wall to pray.
Rabbi Rabinowitz explained to BBC News why the Western Wall is so important to the Jewish faith.