The Importance of Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday celebrates Christ’s resurrection from the dead, following crucifixion. It marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, and the last day of the Easter Triduum (starting from the evening of Maundy Thursday, through Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday), as well as the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year.
It is the most religious holidays observed by Christians around the world. That's because it signifies the resurrection represents the triumph of good over evil, sin, death, and the physical body.
A time to wish goodwill and happiness to all who you care for. You can send them greetings from here.
Below you can take a look at how Easter is celebrated in many places of the world.
Got Easter Eggs stacked up here!
Easter traditions give a lot of prominence for the egg hunting festival! People take part in parades and wear costumes that resemble coloured eggs placed carefully in bird nests.
Have you filled in Easter eggs in your nest this time? Do so- your kids will love them!
Easter Bunny Rabbit is round the corner!
A scene from Canada whereby people dress as Easter bunnies and greet small children during community games egg rolling and egg hunting. Did you know that the bunny was an imaginary animal created by Germans as they came into America?
Silly, but children and adults love this concept now!
Can you spot the Easter Bunnies?
Wow, a street full of bunnies!
Guess what? It was believed that Mr. Bunny was an egg laying hare who used to run around and lay eggs all over the place! That’s how egg hunting became a lovable game!
How do you like my lil bunny?
Who doesn't love their bunnies?
Be it cuddly toys or pictures or cartoons, no child can refuse the Easter bunny look- just like this cutie pie from Johannesburg!
The Hopping egg laying seems to keep the Easter spirits rocking all along the way.
Easter egg hunt is on!
Traditionally, on Easter, coloured hard boiled eggs were strewn all over the parks and children in a certain community were made to participate in this enjoyable Egg Hunting game.
Look at them having a gala time!
Why do people take part in Easter Parades?
More than the colour and celebrations, history has got a story to tell. The parade means a walk to hope, and should be done in unison and cooperation among the people who take part in it.
Wanna a bite of this Chocolaty Bunny?
Easter means good food, prayers and a time for celebrations. In the past, real eggs were dyed and gifted to loved ones. Today, the tradition has got a chocolate makeover. People gift bunny and egg shaped chocolates to all.
Special Easter Art in full force
Painting on large Easter eggs made out of paper mache have become a huge hit around the world.
Have you tried your hand at it?
Easter Egg paintings in display
If our ancestors dyed hard boiled eggs in the past, today our artists have mastered their skills and given Easter a new dimension.
The magical world of Easter
Have you heard that Easter eggs were a part of pagan traditions? Historians reveal that eggs were not eaten during Lent. So, instead they were painted and stored to be enjoyed on Easter.
A time for penance and love-Easter
Decorated Easter eggs depict that people are welcoming the new life and truth that Jesus will never die. Christians all over the world celebrate this blessed occasion.
Wooden Egg being crafted and designed for Easter
As per historical Christian tradition, people would break the fast by first enjoying dyed boiled eggs. It represented that a new life had emerged from the tomb- meaning Jesus is alive.
Love to have a professionally crafted Easter egg?
Professionally handcrafted eggs are prepared for Easter and this is a norm in many countries for the past few years.
Care to drop in for a bite?
For those who have not eaten the special Easter bread- is sweet, leavened and you can find many variations around the world. Specailly baked only during Easter and the righ way to commence your Easter celebrations.
Watch the chefs at work!
These are made with yeast dough, and filled with dry fruits like raisins, almonds and baked to perfection. They will be rounded in shape and topped with icing and baked to get a golden finish.
Sweet Making- A Traditional Affair
Pastries, tarts, cakes, sweets breads all represent the happiness and hope that people have on Easter.
Is Easter bread a part of Christian traditions?
The bread is broken and served to the family on the Easter Sunday morning as it signifies that happiness and hope will be shared within the family.
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Scuba Fun Search is on!
Egg Hunting has been made a pleasurable event at the shark pool at Tropicarium in Budapest. You can hunt for eggs and get a full fledged scuba experience.
Prayers during Easter
The Holy Week is a very important week of prayers, penance, and forgiveness. The Pope performs his assigned duties and prays for the safety and good will of the whole world.
is there an Easter Prayer?
Yes, a time when to ask for forgiveness, mercy and His Grace to live peacefully. This is believed a time dedicated for prayer and purification and so Christians celebrate with utmost holiness.
What does lighted candles signify?
Light is compared to the fact that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead and this paves way to new life that dispels all evil and spreads hope for a better life ahead. People light candles and this is part of prayer rituals.
What does a Passion play teach you?
Easter is a time for redemption and a time to renew the essence of spirituality in our minds and souls. A time to understand the love and forgiving power that the Lord has for His children.
The Play that says it all
If you need to understand the entire sequence right from crucifixion to the moment of resurrection- then there is no better way than watching the beautiful Passion Play during the time of Easter.
How are palms used during the Easter Week?
Palm branches are used on Palm Sunday- a week prior to the Holy Week. These are shaped into crosses and signifies that the Saviour lives and has saved His people from their sins.
Do you know the link between Palms and Easter Sunday?
The Bible reveals that Palm Sunday palm leaves were spread on the path where Jesus came and this went right up to the entrance of Jerusalem. Following this, he was crucified and also rose up on Sunday.
What do these Palm Leaves signify?
Palm leaves marks the beginning of victory over the face of death. Since they are considered holy, these are blessed by the priest and taken back home.