Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday to celebrate the resurrection of the Jesus from dead. The Nicaea Religious Conference in 325 AD stipulates that the first Sunday after the spring equinox is Easter. So, Easter Sunday has no a specific date. Christians believe that the Easter symbol focuses on life and hope, in honor of the day when Jesus Christ was resurrected on the third day after being crucified. The Easter Sunday is on the 20th of April 2 in 2019. Christians believe that the Easter symbol focuses on life and hope, in honor of the day when Jesus Christ was resurrected on the third day after being crucified between the 30th and 33rd AD.
The history of the Easter Sunday
The Easter Sunday is the biggest festival to the Christians, it is even more important than Christmas. The death of Jesus Christ, according to Christian doctrine, is for the sin of the world; the resurrection of the body of Jesus Christ is to give believers eternal life. Therefore, in Christianity, Easter has an extremely important and great significance.
After the Christmas, Easter chocolate eggs are displayed in the candy store. As Easter approaches, the candy store’s window will be filled with more beautiful eggs. There are also a variety of small gifts for attracting children. The chicks are made of fluffy wool, and the chick’s mouth and feet are glued to the card. Lucky children may get several such gifts from relatives and friends.
Easter eggs are meant to bring happiness to people – it is true! These eggs are beautiful and decorative, they represent people’s good wishes and share the joy of seasonal change.
Irrespective of denomination, there are many Easter-time traditions with roots that can be traced to non-Christian and even pagan or non-religious celebrations. Many non-Christians choose to observe these traditions while essentially ignoring the religious aspects of the celebration.
Examples of non-religious Easter traditions include Easter eggs, and related games such as egg rolling and egg decorating.
It’s believed that eggs represented fertility and birth in certain pagan traditions that pre-date Christianity. Egg decorating may have become part of the Easter celebration in a nod to the religious significance of Easter, i.e., Jesus’ resurrection or re-birth.
Many people—mostly children—also participate in Easter egg “hunts,” in which decorated eggs are hidden.
The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behavior at the start of the season of Eastertide.
The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays.
In some households, a character known as the Easter Bunny delivers candy and chocolate eggs to children on Easter Sunday morning. These candies often arrive in an Easter basket. In some households, a character known as the Easter Bunny delivers candy and chocolate eggs to children on Easter Sunday morning. These candies often arrive in an Easter basket.
The hare was a popular motif in medieval church art. In ancient times, it was widely believed that the hare was a hermaphrodite. The idea that a hare could reproduce without loss of virginity led to an association with the Virgin Mary, with hares sometimes occurring in illuminated manuscripts and Northern European paintings of the Virgin and Christ Child.
It may also have been associated with the Holy Trinity, as in the three hares motif. Eggs, like rabbits and hares, are fertility symbols of antiquity. Since birds lay eggs and rabbits and hares give birth to large litters in the early spring. These became symbols of the rising fertility of the earth at the Vernal Equinox.
How do we celebrate Easter Sunday?
Makeup parades are the most lively activities of Easter. Men and women, old and young, wear fantastic makeup, wear fantastic clothes, and some can also wear masks. Go to the street together, sing and dance. People who know or don’t know gather together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. And almost all the night without stopping singing.
Paint Easter Eggs
You can buy an egg paint box in almost all supermarkets during Easter month. Boil some eggs and let your children decorate them during Easter. Usually you dye different colors in different cups. Eggs will be gorgeous and colorful under the cover of pigments. Make sure your child wears old clothes when decorating eggs, otherwise the children will become very messy.
An egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs or Easter eggs are hidden for children to find. Real hard-boiled eggs, which are typically dyed or painted, artificial eggs made of plastic filled with chocolate or candies, or foil-wrapped egg-shaped chocolates of various sizes are hidden in various places. The game is often played outdoors, but can also be played indoors. The children typically collect the eggs in a basket.
When the hunt is over, prizes may be given out for various achievements, such as the largest number of eggs collected, for the largest or smallest egg, for the most eggs of a specific color, consolation prizes or booby prizes. Real eggs may further be used in egg tapping contests. If eggs filled with confetti left from Mardi Gras are used, then an egg fight may follow. Eggs are placed with varying degree of concealment, to accommodate children of varying ages and development levels. In South German folk traditions, it was customary to add extra obstacles to the game by placing them into hard-to reach places among nettles or thorns.
What do we need to prepare for Easter?
Before the Easter Sunday, it’s never too early to prepare for Easter! Not only should you expect visitors, but, most importantly, you will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Funny gifts for Easter Sunday
Chocolate and Cookie Collection: Choose some beautiful gift box overflowing with Ghirardelli milk chocolate with caramel, dark chocolate with raspberry, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory milk chocolate and candy dipped Oreos and pretzels, Godiva truffles and almond tea cookies. That would be the most sweet gift for your children.
Personalized Bunny: The bunny with blue or pink can be personalized with any name you want. The super-soft, cotton/poly plush bunny measures 10 1/2″ tall when sitting or 23″ from bunny ear to toe. Features soft pink or blue ears and feet to complete the adorable look.
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