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Easter Holiday Traditions

Happy Easter! Do you know the history and traditions of this holiday?

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What is Easter?

Easter is a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Christians, the day is of religious significance. For non-Christians, Easter can be a celebration of the beginning of Spring, and there are several traditions that go along with the church services that occur during Easter.

Easter Egg Hunt


Easter Egg Hunt is a tradition that is found in many countries in the world such as USA, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, India, and Philippines. Parents usually hide eggs and other candies outdoors for their children to find. It is a fun way to bring the neighborhood together during the Easter holiday.

Easter Bunny


The Easter Bunny is known to deliver sweets to young children, so the Easter egg basket often contains a chocolate bunny. The bunny originated in a folktale in which the rabbits came to America with the German immigrants. Since then, the bunny has become a symbol of Easter in Western culture.

Egg Painting


Another fun activity during Easter is to paint eggs! This is a tradition that originated in Eastern Europe, and has carried through to become a popular Easter activity along with the egg hunt.

Sunday Service


For Christians, Easter is a very important holiday. This importance is marked by a special sunrise service on Easter Sunday that is observed by many churches. In the USA, the sunrise service is usually held outdoors, and is followed by the regular church services.

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