Why We Celebrate Easter?
Easter is an exciting time of year for me and is a very important Christian festival. Everyone enjoy the fest by decorating Easter eggs, creating bunnies, indulging in feast and merriment. But do you why we celebrate Easter?
Easter celebrates the resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ and marks the end of Lent. According to the New Testament, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday and He came back to life three days after his death. That’s why many call Easter as Resurrection Sunday. Through his death Lord Jesus paid the penalty for sin. This festival is also known as Pasch or Pascha.
There are no specific facts about the origin of the name. But some believe that it is derived from the German word eostarun meaning dawn and white.
Easter is an exciting time of year for me and is a very important Christian festival. Everyone enjoy the fest by decorating Easter eggs, creating bunnies, indulging in feast and merriment.
Easter never always fall on same day every year. It falls between 21 March and 25 April. It depends on when there’s a full moon in spring.
Why do people prepare Easter Eggs Bunnies and Hot Cross Buns?
Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and candy, are standard part of this holy holiday. Why?
During the Holy week, the week leading to Easter, people are forbidden to eat animal products including eggs. The saved eggs are colored and gifted to children on the occasion of Easter.
Easter Bunny stories can be traced around 19th century. It is one of the symbols of Easter as per folklores, Easter bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs and signifies new life.
A hot cross bun is a spicy and sweet bun and it has cross sign on top. As per legends, the cross represents the crucifixion of Jesus.
Some interesting facts about Easter
Every year big Easter Hunt takes place in White House, Washington D.C to celebrate Easter.
The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed around 7,200 kg. It was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant!Can you imagine?
Did you know that the traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka.
Many do not know that Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow peeps during the Easter, Yes! These Peeps are the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
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