The Resurrection of Jesus
Easter will next occur on Sunday April 5th, 2015.
Religious Connections of Easter
This image show the resurrection of Jesus after he was crucified for everyone's sins.
Easter eggs symbolize new life, as Jesus was given a new life when he was resurrected.
Pope Benedict XVI accompanied by priests as he walks through the churchyard of St. Peter's Basilica on Easter Sunday mass to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
Did You Know?
Simnel cake is a rich fruit cake topped with eleven marzipan balls which represent the eleven disciples of Jesus who stayed faithful to him
Traditions, Practices, and Rituals of Easter
The Easter egg hunt: At this event kids hunt for eggs which are hidden by the mythological Easter Bunny(actually hidden by parents). The parents usually accompany the kids on their search. This is arguably one of the most famous traditions relating with Easter and this tradition is followed by many countries all over the world.
Decoration of the eggs: This ritual is just as important as the egg hunt. Eggs are decorated in bright and with natural colors. Apart from the usual chicken egg being used chocolate eggs are also popular.
Church service: Attending church is one of the oldest Easter traditions. After the Congregation brings in the candles in remembrance of the resurrection they sing in praise of Lord Jesus Christ. Church service can be short or up to six hours and is held at midnight, between Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.
Easter feast: Lamb,chicken and beef are hot favorites of omnivores and for vegetarians veggies and fruit harvested in the spring season are common. Hot crossed buns which have spices and dried fruit can be seen in most feasts. A wide variety of cakes are also prepared.
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