The History of Easter


Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.

In Modern times, Easter Eggs have become a symbol of the holiday. The egg is an ancient symbol of new life and rebirth.

In Christianity, it became associated with Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.

The oldest tradition is to use dyed chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute decorated chocolate or plastic eggs filled with candy such as jellybeans.

In some traditions, the children put out their empty baskets for the Easter bunny to fill while they sleep. They wake to find their baskets filled with candy eggs and other treats.

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