Spring is here and with it comes Easter. What is Easter? It is celebrated with bunnies, chicks, eggs and chocolate.
Easter is very important for Christians. Easter is a time to celebrate the rebirth of Jesus Christ. Much like Christmas, Easter has changed so that everyone can participate. Because Easter occurs in Spring, Easter is a time of rebirth in nature. It is a time when babies are born, and flowers begin to bloom.
Easter is celebrated with rabbits because they are known for their ability to make a lot of babies. The same reason is true for eggs. Eggs are a symbol of babies too.
The giving of eggs at Springtime comes from a lot of different countries. The decorating of eggs at Easter time comes from many different places. In ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Persia eggs were dyed for spring festivals. In medieval Europe, beautifully decorated eggs were given as gifts. Famous decorated eggs include Faberge eggs from Russia and Ukrainian eggs (Pysanky).
Egg decorating can be a fun and affordable family activity. Here are some links to sites that tell you what you will need and how you can decorate the eggs:
(March 28, 2010)
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