Easter


Easter Sunday is on Sunday, 8 April 2012.

What is easter and what is the deal with all those Easter Eggs being sold a good week in advance?

Continue finding out what the deal is with easter 😉

Did you know Long ago people gave gifts of eggs carved from wood or precious stones?The first sweet eggs that were eaten were made in the last 100 years from sugar or marzipan. Since then chocolate eggs have become popular and these are given on Easter Sunday. 

In some countries parents tell their children the Easter Hare or Bunny has hidden chocolate eggs and they race to find them round the house or garden. Children in other countries decorate hard-boiled eggs at Easter time by painting or dyeing them.

  
Did you know rabbits have been associated with springtime since ancient times? It is believed that a symbol of the Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Spring Eostre was the hare. It was Eostre’s sacred animal since it was a symbol of fertility and the rebirth of nature following winter.  

Did you know Easter is the most important Christian festival? Christians are followers of Jesus Christ who lived about 2000 years ago in a country called Palestine. They believe that Jesus was the son of God. At Easter time Christians remember the last week of Jesus’ life.

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