Easter is coming. It represents the resurrection day of Jesus and has the meaning of hope and new life. It is one of the most popular festivals for children!
Washington, D.C. (Merxwire) -The Spring God is here, and Easter is not far away. This is a day related to rabbits and eggs. It is considered "Jesus Christ's Resurrection Day," one of the sacred and essential Christian festivals, and an important day to reunite with friends and relatives. But did you know that Easter is not only related to the resurrection of Jesus and the English name of Eostre, the spring god? There are many hidden versions of knowledge, come and see how many you can answer correctly!
What day is Easter
Easter this year is April 17, 2022, but Easter has no fixed date and usually falls between March 22 and April 25, as it is after the first full moon after the vernal equinox Sunday is considered the first day of spring.
Easter and bunnies
Rabbits have a robust reproductive ability, which symbolizes the recovery of spring and the birth of new life. Legend believes that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, has a pet rabbit. The Germanic land goddess Horta Eostre's candle-holding guide also happens to be a rabbit, so Bunny-shaped items are perfect as Easter gift options.
Why draw Easter eggs
The egg symbolizes the beginning of a new life and represents the arrival of spring. Western Europeans believe eggs have two lives, the first is the "new birth" when the hen is laid, and the second is the "rebirth" that breaks out of the shell. There is a more significant meaning, that is, "resurrection." Records of painted Easter eggs can be traced back to the 13th century, decorated with vegetable dyes and charcoal. The most famous Easter eggs originated in Ukraine, known locally as Pysanka, painted with abstract and detailed geometric patterns.
Why are you looking for Easter eggs
Easter egg hunts will be held all over the country. After hiding the eggs in advance, let the children find them. We believe that those who find the most Easter eggs on that day will receive the most blessings and make the new year safe and smooth.
What to eat on Easter Day
Of course, lamb and eggs. Lambs have historically been seen as sacrificial animals, and Jesus can also be found in the Bible as "the Lamb of God." In addition to mutton, people also eat eggs dyed red. The red symbolizes the blood of Jesus, the eggshell symbolizes the sealed tomb of Jesus, and the breaking of the shell represents the rebirth of Jesus. In addition to the consecration of eggs and lambs, there are other consecrated foods, such as hot cross buns in the shape of a cross.
Candy and chocolate for Easter
According to statistics, Easter is the second-largest holiday for candy consumption after Halloween. Nearly 91% of Americans plan to share candy treats with family or friends during Easter 2022, and 44% think the best Easter gifts are chocolate eggs and bunnies. It is undeniable that Easter without sweets seems to be lacking something. The exciting thing is that according to another survey data when eating Easter bunny candy, up to 76% of people bite the first one from their ears. Much higher than the 5% and 4% of foot or tail first.