Easter Traditions

Easter Traditions

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 themselves.

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.

Easter Baskets

Filling the Easter Basket on Sunday morning is perhaps the tradition that kids enjoy the most.

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