Easter is a Christian Festival that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus
Christ. On the third day after Good Friday, the day of his crucifixion, now
called Easter Sunday, He rose from the dead. Mourners went to His tomb to collect His
body. However, He was not there and they were greeted by an angel who said
The cross is a symbol of His crucifixion and Resurrection.
buns, a cake or biscuit eaten by many during this season,
are also, symbols of
The lamb is another symbol associated with Jesus.
He is often referred to, in
scriptures, as the,
'Lamb of God',
who sacrificed his life for all mankind's
Lights, candles and
mark celebrations in many countries.
Catholics often put the candles in the church out on
Good Friday and light them again with
the Pascal Candle
or Easter Candle, on Easter Day.
are a symbol of the new life that returns
to nature at Easter Time.
The custom of exchanging eggs
began long before Easter was celebrated.
It was a custom of
the Egyptians and the Persians.
They exchanged eggs decorated in Spring colors.
believed Earth hatched from an egg
which contributed to this custom.
Early Christians used
red colored eggs
to symbolize the Resurrection.
In England they began writing messages
dates on their eggs and exchanging them
with friends and loved ones.
In the 1800's,
candied eggs were made.
They were open on one end and a scene was put inside.
used as table centerpieces.
symbolized new life and rebirth
in ancient Egypt.
considered it a symbol of the moon
as the moon determines the date of Easter.
Bunny's visit is based upon a German Legend.
The legend goes that a poor woman decorated
for her children to find during a famine.
At the moment they found them,
up to see a big bunny hopping away.
Of course, the real Easter Bunny
comes to visit many
and on Sunrise Island, it is the Sunnie BunnieZZ©
who prepare baskets for the
critters of Lettuce Bee Woods
and it is Grampaw who delivers them.
The song on this page Sandi Patty's
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