Easter is a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion.
The Easter Day follows the moon and does not have a fixed date, however, it is always on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. However, certain Christian churches like Orthodox follow the Julian calendar and celebrate the Easter Day between April 4 and May 8. The origin of the word “Easter” is unclear. It may have got its name from the Anglo-Saxon dawn goddess called Eostre, whose feast was celebrated each spring at about this time. Or, it may have derived from words meaning “rising,” “dawn,” or “east.”
Christian people all around the world are celebrating Easter in their own ways by eating chocolate bunnies, going on Easter egg hunts and flying kites.
The most known symbol of the Christian holiday, the Easter Bunny, supposedly was carried to America by the German immigrants who brought over their stories of an egg-laying hare. Over the past 200 years, the Easter bunny has become the most commercially recognized symbol of Easter in the United States. Due to the Easter bunny brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy, and sometimes toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter.
The decoration of eggs is an ancient tradition of Ancient Egyptians, Pagans, and finally, early Christians. Originally eating eggs was not allowed by the church during the week leading up to Easter, so any eggs would be boiled or roasted and kept until the end of the fast.
As part of the celebration for the breaking of the fast, these eggs were often dyed and painted and given to children.
Noplag Educational Team has created an infographic with interesting Easter facts and numbers.
Happy Easter! Have a Blessed and Meaningful Holiday!
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