By milenazoran
1 years ago

Why do we have Easter eggs and the Easter bunny?

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Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Bible says that Christ died on the cross on a day called Good Friday, which this year falls on 30 March.

Then he resurrected and came back to life on Easter Sunday. This is the most important day in the Christian calendar.

Easter is on different dates each year, between 21 March and 25 April, depending on when there's a full moon in Spring.

Many Christians will spend time at church in thought, prayer and celebration of Jesus Christ's life, and may get together with friends and family for a special meal.

There are also some more modern traditions to mark Easter which are very common - such as Easter eggs, the Easter bunny and chocolate.

But where do these modern traditions come from?

Why do we have Easter eggs?

A lot of us may chomp on chocolate eggs at Easter, but originally eating eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter (known as Holy Week).

So any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them Holy Week eggs, that were then given to children as gifts.

Victorians adapted the tradition with satin-covered cardboard eggs filled with Easter gifts.

This has now developed into the tradition that many people enjoy today.

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soncee Prekrasna Trpeza 😍😍😍
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soncee Very interesting artikle thanks dear!
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milenazoran @soncee Hvala, draga moja...Pa, je li praznik ili nije, hhehe
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milenazoran @soncee Thanks, my dear...
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soncee Največi praznik za nas tako je!
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milenazoran @soncee Uzivacemo i mi u sledecu nedelju...
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Lucia5 Happy Easter ,dear!
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milenazoran @Lucia5 Happy Easter, dear Lucia...
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carmen3521 Yes!👍👍👍
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DAIANAGABAR Happy Easter
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milenazoran Happy Easter, dear...
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OlgaLifeLover Easter... Pasha ... Pesah - is Passover throught the Red Sea , when juwish people left Egypt to the promiss land. Before they run , they did what God said , take a Lam , take his blood , put it n the door of your house , as a marc of Me and angel of dead will not touch you. Cook this lam and eat it with bitter grasses . and GO ... GO ... Let my people Go .. sang Mozes. Jesus is the Lam of God . So , Pesah is Passover . Nothing to do with eggs , rabbits ..
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milenazoran Very nice comment, Olga! Thank you for that!
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