Easter Sunday: History and Significance

Easter is a Sunday, which is mainly celebrated by Christians as the Resurrection day of Jesus Christ third day after his crucifixion. The day of crucifixion is known as Good Friday, which is also a public Holiday. Easter will be celebrated on April 20 this year.

Easter Significance

As I said above, Easter is celebrated as the resurrection day of Jesus Christ. Jesus was crucified by Pontius Pilate. Easter is celebrate especially by Christians all over the world to welcome Jesus back to life. The day has different meanings for different people. Adults consider is a sacred day to worship Jesus Christ while children celebrate it as a Holiday to celebrate it with Easter Bunny and eggs.

Easter Bunny

easter bunny

Easter bunny is a mythological character known as to bring Easter eggs for kids. He is inspired by the Santa Claus of American tradition. Easter bunny is very popular among children and they wait eagerly for him to bring gifts. He is also said as Gift-bringing rabbit.

History of Easter Eggs

easter eggs

Easter eggs are used during Easter celebration. They are painted, colored, hid and consumed by kids. There is a history behind Eater eggs.

The egg was a sacred symbol of the Babylonians. It’s history is based on a tale about a large sized egg which fell from heaven into the Euphrates River. According to this story, goddess Astarte (Easter) came from this egg . Thus, the egg became symbolic of her.

The egg is a symbol of fertility and of regeneration of life. This belief dates back to the ancient Persians and Egyptians, who had also the tradition of coloring and eating eggs on their spring festival. The egg was also a sacred symbol of the ancient Druids in connection with their talismans and Druidic rituals.

Wondering, how egg became a part of the Easter Holiday celebration?

The ritual came since Pope Paul V (1605-1621) decreed a prayer saying. “Bless, O Lord, we beseech thee, this thy creature of eggs, that it may become wholesome sustenance unto thy servants, eating it in remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ.” It is basically analogizing that as the chick hatched out of the egg, so Jesus came out of the tomb.


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