The History and traditions of Easter

The History of Easter includes heartfelt legends like that of the Easter Bunny.  Used under a Creative Commons License.T. D. Jakes once said, “Here is the amazing thing about Easter- the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible.”

Easter has a different history according to each culture and religion. Some religions and cultures celebrate Easter, while others do not. Many people believe that the resuscitation of Jesus Christ was on Easter Sunday and that he died on Good Friday.

The holiday of Easter occurs between March 22 and April 25. Easter is always celebrated on the first Sunday that occurs after the first full moon, and falls after the vernal equinox. Easter is considered an important Christian Holiday.

Easter brings a time for family to celebrate new beginnings and forgiveness. The History of Easter includes a variety of traditions. Ashley Potrykus, a student at SC4, says that her and her family color Easter eggs and then goes on an Easter egg hunt.

On Easter, families generally wake up in the morning and have their kids open their Easter baskets. Some families go to church on Easter morning, then go out to eat brunch.

Another Easter tradition is a visit to see the Easter Bunny. SC4 Student Amanda Foster says her family goes to church services. She celebrates the traditional and Hallmark aspects of Easter. Her family spends Easter together and has Easter dinner together. She usually gets a new Easter dress. Easter to her is a miracle full of wonder and beauty.

The history of Easter can have a lot of different but beautiful traditions, celebrations and ways of acknowledging it.

A fun fact: bunnies represent Easter. The Easter Bunny comes from German folklore.

Mairead Warner

Staff Writer 

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