Easter is here, and we’re so excited about this blessed holiday! Not just because it’s a long weekend, but we’re celebrating the day Jesus Christ resurrected from his tomb after he was crucified. On this day it is said that Jesus was named Son Of God after of his resurrection. These are things we’ve heard when we were children and grew up knowing just the basic story behind Easter. But there are some things you may have missed out. And today, we’re going to give you a low-down on facts you probably don’t know about this fun holiday. Here they are:
It is said that Easter was named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess named Eostre.
This was mentioned by Saint Bede in the book he wrote back in the eighth century. This goddess in particular was known for spring time celebrations and fertility.
Most people believe that the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
The chocolate bunny is hollow so that kids don’t get hurt.
The Easter egg represents joy, celebration and new life.
Approximately 90 million chocolate bunnies are sold on Easter each year.
Wearing new clothing on Easter is said to bring good luck for the coming year.
Decorating Easter eggs was traditionally a symbol of the empty tomb. This tradition is called Pysanka. Christians believe that Easter eggs symbolise new life and resurrection.
So, celebrate this day with your family and friends by feasting on a good meal, and gobbling up some yummy easter eggs. So, while you do that, you now know some really fun facts that could be a great conversation piece at the dinner table.
Happy Easter from Team MissMalini!
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