How is Easter linked with eggs? With free easter activity worksheet


Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Jesus was crucified on Friday and his body was placed in a tomb, this day is commemorated as Good Friday. On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead and this day is celebrated as Easter Sunday/Monday, depending on the first full moon after the spring equinox.

The tradition of Easter eggs has its roots in ancient pagan festivals, where eggs were seen as a symbol of new life and fertility. As Christianity spread, many of these pagan traditions were incorporated into Christian celebrations, including Easter. The egg became a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as the shell of the egg represents the tomb in which Jesus was laid to rest, and the hatching of the chick represents his resurrection.

The tradition of the Easter Bunny, like the tradition of Easter eggs, has its roots in pagan spring festivals. The hare and rabbit were symbols of fertility and new life in many ancient cultures and were associated with the spring equinox and the renewal of the earth. As with the tradition of Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny became part of Christian celebrations of Easter over time. In some cultures, the bunny also became a symbol of the resurrection, as it was believed to emerge from its burrow and bring new life to the world each spring.

As per the belief, the Easter Bunny would bring Easter eggs and treats to children, often hiding them in nests or baskets. That tradition continues, where children go on egg hunting and receive treats on easter Monday.

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