In Christian countries Easter is celebrated as the religious holiday
commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. But the
celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that are pagan in origin
and have nothing to do with Christianity.
Easter is thought to come from the Scandinavian "Ostra" and
the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre," both
Goddesses of mythology signifying spring and fertility whose festival was
celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox.
Europeans use another name Pasch for Easter, derived from
Pesach or Passover celebrated by the Jewish.
Holy week and the Lenten season end with Easter Sunday, the
day of resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Story of Easter Eggs
Easter egg is identified as the symbol of fertility
and new life. A hen can lay many eggs and hatch many chicks. The customs and
traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries.
Rabbits known as one of the most fertile creatures are also associated with Easter Egg and Easter.
Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorating
Easter eggs. Crimson eggs, to honor the blood of Christ, are exchanged in
Greece. Red eggs are offered as gifts by the Chinese for the occasion of new
born reaching one month old. In parts of Germany and Austria green eggs
are used on Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday). Slavic peoples decorate their
eggs in special patterns of gold and silver. In egg hunt, a golden egg is
always considered as the grand prize. On this page or in this pavilion, there
is one large golden egg hidden. Any one finds it can contact MWSEARCH by email to
claim a prize. You simply have to state how and where you have found the large
golden egg. This large golden egg has been hidden since 2004 and so far no
one has yet found it. It seems to be a real challenge to hunt for the
'virtual golden egg'.
Hi, folks, while you are browsing and shopping, look out for the Golden Egg.
I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
"At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!"
Edna Dean Proctor, Easter Bells
"Christ the Lord is risen to-day,"
Sons of men and angels say.
Raise your joys and triumphs high;
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.
Charles Wesley (1), Christ the Lord is Risen To-Day
Like Christmas, and Like Thanksgiving, Easter Is A
Family Time. - MWSearch
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