About Easter Day
Easter day is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his crucifixion. It is the central
religious feast in the Christian world. Some Christians celebrate this resurrection on Easter Day or Easter Sunday. Easter is a
moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar.
According to the traditions, people celebrated Easter day by taking part in an Easter vigil. On early Sunday morning, they light a
new fire outside the church. Another customs include reading the old testament, chanting of the easter proclamation, singing
hymns and wishing happy Easter Day are other characteristics of the celebration, etc.
Relatively newer elements such as the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts have become part of the holiday’s modern
celebrations, and those aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians alike. The Easter Bunny, which is a
counterpart to the Santa Claus of Christmas, brings gifts, a basket of colored eggs, to children on the night before the celebration.
These eggs are often hidden, allegedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning.
WHEN DID EASTER START?
Some of the Gentile Christians began celebrating Easter in the nearest Sunday to the Passover since Jesus actually arose on a
Sunday. This especially became the case in the western part of the Roman Empire. In Rome itself, different congregations
celebrated Easter on different days!
ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE EASTER BUNNY:
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Easter?
It must be a white rabbit and eggs. So how did a rabbit distributing eggs become a part of Easter?
Rabbit is the symbol of Easter. There are several reasons for the rabbit, or hare, to be involved in Easter.
The most obvious is the hare’s fertility. Easter comes during spring and celebrates new life. The Christian meaning of new life
through Christ and a general emphasis on new life are different, but the two gradually merged. Any animals – like the hare – that
produced many offspring were easy to include.
Besides, the hare is also an ancient symbol for the moon. The date of Easter depends on the moon. This may have helped the
hare to be absorbed into Easter celebrations.
ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF EASTER EGGS:
The other familiar symbol is the Easter egg.
Like others, the egg has a long pre-Christian history. Again there’s no certainty as to why it became associated with Easter.
Many Ancient cultures viewed eggs as a symbol of life. Hindus, Egyptians, and Phoenicians believed the world begun with an
In ancient Druid lore, the eggs of serpents were sacred and stood for life.
In addition, eggs were forbidden during Lent in some areas; hence, they were a delicacy at Easter.
Also, Early Christians looked at the connection eggs had to life and decided eggs could be a part of their celebration of Christ’s
On Easter day, a large number of customers look for pop up easter cards to give to their loved ones. So Lylypaper has
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SOME FUNNY EASTER ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES:
These are such simple things that will leave lasting memories in your lives, and things that you can begin this coming Easter.
- Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
A great way to celebrate and enjoy nature this spring is to use what we have around us to make naturally dyed Easter eggs
- Easter Treat for Kids
These cute diy treats are a fun addition to an Easter gathering for the kids. You can set up a nest making table with different
colors and flavors of marshmallow chicks and eggs
- Easter Egg Garland
Create your own colorful Easter Banner with the kids! You can use scrap paper and leftover craft materials to make a beautiful
- Paper Bag Easter Basket
Easter is right around the corner. Make an alternative to the traditional Easter basket this year!
- Plastic Egg Maracas
Got some leftover Easter eggs? Turn them into colorful maracas with this fun musical project!
Lylypaper wish you a happy easter day.