Easter Is More Than a Bunny and Candy
Easter is one of the most widely celebrated feasts in the world. It’s a great time for families to be together. On this day, it’s common to see Easter Bunnies being placed in pretty baskets while delectable candies are given to children. Beautifully-painted Easter eggs are also laid out for everyone to see. However, this celebration actually goes beyond the bunnies and candies. It is a tradition which has been around for a long, long time.
Easter art is inspired by the death and resurrection of Jesus. It sends out a message of love, hope and triumph. Most Easter art works portray conventional events such as the Crucifixion and Ascension of Jesus, or they be modern like those inspired by the Easter Bunny and the Easter egg.
Information about Lent
The Lent is a 40-day solemn period which involves fasting and worship. This has been observed since 360 AD by most Christian sects. It starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Black Saturday. During Lent, believers refrain from eating meat such as pork and chicken, although eating fish is acceptable. The day after Black Saturday is Easter Sunday.
Easter Songs are sung by gospel choirs to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. These songs are lively and joyous in nature. Although songwriters have done well to make more songs about Easter, the number is still small compared to Christmas songs, and less popular too. Examples of Easter songs are: He’s Risen, On Easter Morning and Amazing Grace.
Easter is marked on the Sunday after Sabbath to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. As told in the Bible, Mary, together with Mary Magdalene and two other women went to Jesus’ tomb on the third day of his death. They were supposed to put some oil on his body but when they got there, the tomb was empty. An angel appeared and told them that Jesus had risen, just as He had promised.
There are many literary works written about Easter. Although there is no direct relation between Jesus’ rise from the dead and the Easter egg, it’s believed that the egg symbolizes new life, and so it is used as a representation of his resurrection. There are many people, religious or otherwise, who seem to have a gift for composing essays and stories about Easter. These works range from traditional to contemporary, with most of them talking about interesting Easter egg stories and of course, the Biblical aspect of this celebration.
Easter Customs around the World
There are many Easter customs and practices around the world. In Argentina, for example, they put up a Carnival show during this special day. They wear their traditional costumes and at the end of the day, they bury a doll as a sign that the celebration has ended. In France, on the other hand, church bells become silent a few days before, and only ring on Easter. For a majority of Christian countries, Easter is celebrated with a sumptuous lunch with the family and a fun egg-decorating event.