Easter is most popularly associated with bunnies and eggs. Historically Easter is the oldest Christian festival that celebrates the Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Christians believe that Jesus Christ was crucified on Good Friday and Easter Sunday is the day he rose from the dead. This is believed to be the day death was conquered by Lord Christ. On a Easter Sunday Christians go the Church and perform prayers.
When is Easter celebrated?
Easter date can fall as early as March 22nd or as late as April 25th. The Easter date is set around the time of the vernal, or spring, equinox, when the length of day and night is nearly equal in every part of the world. Easter should fall on the Sunday that follows the first full moon after the spring or vernal equinox.
Hares and rabbits have long been symbols of fertility. The inclusion of the hare into Easter customs appears to have originated in Germany, where tales were told of an “Easter hare” who laid eggs for children to find.
The egg is a pagan symbol of the rebirth of the Earth in celebrations of spring and was adopted by Christians as a symbol of rebirth of Jesus.
Pagans from across the world believed that Lilies are a holy symbol associated with the reproductive organs.
Its believed that followed by those who were baptized wore new clothes instead to symbolize their sharing a new life with Christ.
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