Easter is a big holiday celebrated every year, and one that is celebrated by both religious and non-religious families. With Easter comes many traditions such as the coloring of eggs, the Easter Bunny and filling the Easter basket in the morning. These Easter traditions have been rooted in history for centuries and are practiced widely today.
The Easter Story
The true Easter story is of course straight from a religious standpoint and
tells the story of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For more
information on the religious aspects of the holiday.
Easter Egg Coloring
Coloring Easter eggs is an activity that is enjoyed by millions of people.
Using food coloring and store bought kits, families and kids of all ages
decorate dozens of hard-boiled eggs. The egg is usually a symbol of new life,
which is why it is used for the celebration of Christ and Easter.
Easter Egg Hunts
Another tradition that is enjoyed by kids all over for the holiday of Easter
is the egg hunts. The reason behind hiding Easter eggs is said to be because the
Easter Bunny accidently dropped eggs when he was delivering them, and they hid
The Easter Bunny
The Easter Bunny tradition comes from pre-Christian fertility lore, and was
first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. Since the Hare and the Rabbit
are considered to be one of the most fertile animals, it made sense to make them
symbols of the new life and the beginning of the spring.
Filling the Easter Basket on Sunday morning is perhaps the tradition that
kids enjoy the most.