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Some facts you didn't know about Easter

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What is Easter?

Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, is an annual and important religious celebration of the Christian Church, in commemoration of the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion on Good Friday. It is observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

What about the Easter bunny and Easter eggs? Where did they come from?

The Easter bunny has nothing to do with the Christian celebration, the same as chocolate eggs. No one knows for sure, but the Easter bunny is supposed to have first arrived in America in the 18th century, brought by German immigrants. According to tradition, the Easter bunny brings baskets filled with colored eggs and hides them. Children should find them during Easter morning, giving rise to the tradition of the Easter egg hunt. This is considered a symbol of rebirth in many cultures.

Did you know?

  • Both the Easter bunny and Easter eggs are a symbol of fertility and life. Rabbits are prolific breeders, so they have been long associated with new life.
  • Some countries have Easter foxes (parts of Germany) or cuckoo birds (Switzerland).
  • The art of painting eggs originated in Ukraine and is called "pysanka".
  • The term Easter gets its name from Eastre, an Anglo-Saxon goddess.

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