Facts & Historical View of Easter, Easter bunny & Easter eggs

Hello readers. Greetings from our know2day team on this special season of Easter. ‘EASTER’ the holiest day on the Christian calendars & a celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead – the son of god. The young and the old, the rich and the poor, man and woman and people of all races celebrate Easter. The first recorded celebration of Easter was back in the 2nd century.

History of Easter, Easter bunny, Easter eggs, Easter eggs rolling

About Easter Celebration

 

According to the gospels of New Testament Jesus Christ and his followers entered Jerusalem to observe Passover the Jewish holy season that celebrates Hebrews relieves from slavery. After the Passover supper Jesus was arrested and on now what is called Good Friday. He was crucified today’s later he arouse from dead those of Jewish origin with the first to celebrate the resurrection likely as a new passion after Passover festival. In fact the earlier celebration was called “PASCHA” it’s derived from the word “PESACH” the Jewish translation for Passover. Originally Easter was celebrated two days after Passover so it fell on any day of the week. In 325 A.D Roman emperor Constantine and the counselor of Nicaea told the Easter must fall on the Sunday the day will Christ arouse. Easter Sunday will be the first Sunday to follow the full moon after the spring equinox. It can occur any where between 22nd March and April 25th. Around the same time Christians began one of the first recorded rituals of the Pascal candle its flame is reminder of Christ’s resurrection light out of darkness. As Christianity spread through out Europe different began customs blended in to the holidays.

Facts & Historical View of Easter, Easter bunny & Easter eggs

Facts of Easter eggs:

 In fact the actual word Easter may have come from ‘Eostre’, the goddess of spring and fertility which brings us to the Easter egg. Eggs have been a mythological symbol of birth for thousands of years. Christians adapted to the egg as an Easter custom sometime around 13th century. The yolk inside a shell represent Christ’s emergence from tomb. Eggs painted in red to represent the blood, Christ shed on the cross. The colorful Easter eggs hatched its own traditions, a popular one was egg rolling. In 1876 congress prohibited kids from playing on the cathedral grounds. so President Rutherford B. Hayes opened the White House lawn to the little rollers after that White House Easter egg roll became a tradition.

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Easter Bunny??? Where it has been come from? 

So when do that Easter bunny happened to be seen?

The fertile rabbit had long been a symbol of new life in European begins celebrations. Beginning around 16th century parents told children that a baby hares on the eve of Easter with osterhase would come and lay colorful eggs. As children don’t have nests in their home to entice the rabbit to visit and so began the customs of the Easter egg hunt and the Easter baskets.

History of Easter Candies & Chocolate

To helpful out those baskets 19th century European chocolatiers began making egg shaped chocolates the sweet trend quickly spread through out the world. Today billions of dollars are spent each year on Easter candy.

I conclude by saying, Easter, it’s a joyful day when Christians celebrate the resurrection for 2000 years customs have been added some spiritual, some funny but Easter is also the time for families to gather and welcome the spring when new life emerges after the dead of winter.           

 Facts & Historical View of Easter, Easter bunny & Easter eggs 

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