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March 27, 2012

Gear up for Easter Day 2012: Easter Origin, Easter Tradition, Easter Bunny, Easter Egg

When is Easter 2012?
Easter 2012 is one of the greatest feast day in Christian 2012 calendar which is set for celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter Date 2012 falls on April 8, 2012.

The Origin of Easter Day
Easter Day origin lies in both pre-Christian religions and Christianity. Easter customs are a “salute to spring” marking re-birth.The word “Easter” is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. A festival was held in her honor every year at the vernal equinox.
Christians celebrate the end of death and the rebirth of life; but instead of focusing upon nature, Christians believe that Easter marks the day that Jesus Christ was resurrected after spending three days dead in his tomb.

The Tradition of Easter Day
People celebrate Easter according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. Early Christian church services included a vigil service before the Eucharist. The vigil service consisted of a series of psalms and readings, but it is no longer observed every Sunday; instead, Roman Catholics observe it only one day of the year, on Easter. Aside from the psalms and readings, the service also included the lighting of a paschal candle and the blessing of the baptismal font in the church. Different countries celebrate Easter Day with different ways, for example, in France no church bell will sound from Good Friday until Easter Sunday in observance of Christ’s silence in death, in Germany people will color Easter eggs with various patterns that have been in their family for generations.

Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny, also called Easter Hare or Easter Rabbit, which is a rabbit-sprit. Due to the frequent multiple births, they became a symbol of fertility. The custom of an Easter egg hunt began because children believed that hares laid eggs in the grass. Children would make nests in their hats and bonnets and the folkloric rabbit would lay colored eggs in them. As the ritual developed decorated baskets replaced the homemade nests.
Here are some Easter bunny pictures, images:
Here are some Easter bunny pictures, images:

Easter Eggs
The tradition of an egg symbolizing the spring season and renewed life is one that spans many cultures. Children hunt for the eggs all around the house. Neighborhoods and organizations hold Easter egg hunts, and the child who finds the most eggs wins a prize. Perhaps the most time-honored tradition for children in Washington D.C. is the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Here are some Easter eggs pictures, images:

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April 20, 2011

Easter Funs Prepared for You to Have a Happy Easter 2011

Easter is just around the corner, have you prepared for it? Before the dawn of Easter 2011, I will share with you some funs about Easter. And I hope you will enjoy it and have a happy 2011 Easter. Go and have a look.

1. Lots of Americans inclined to eat a lot of candies on Easter besides Thanksgiving Day and Halloween. According to the National Confectioner’s Association, about seven billion pounds of candies were consumed by the Americans on Easter in 2001.

2. Easter can be also remarked as a card-sending festival. On Easter, over 100 million cards will be sent and exchanged, carrying with the good wishes to family members and friends.

3. Candy is always the theme of great festivals in American. More than 700 million MARSHMALLOW PEEPS—the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy, will be consumed during Easter

4. What can you think of besides chocolate on Easter? Of course, jelly beans can not be omitted. Before Easter candy manufacturers will prepare 16 billion jelly beans at least. These jelly beans are just for Easter which can definitely fill a plastic egg the size of a nine story building.

5. The first chocolate eggs can be traced back to the 19th century in Europe. And since then, it becomes one of the most popular treats on Easter.

6. Except for eggs, what other symbol can you remind of on Easter? Yes, you can call them rabbits, hares or bunnies. About 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter. And what part of the chocolate bunny will you bite at first. According to the statistics, 76% Americans prefer to bite off the ears first while 5% eat the feet first and 4% eat the tail first.

7. When refer to the tunes or carols on Christmas you will certainly think of them quickly. As a matter of fact, Easter has its own special tunes and carols. Easter carols with its words in Latin will indicate the history of Easter and the Easter Bunny. This year you might as well create one for yourself. Or if you have iPhone you can make iPhone ringtone by using Easter carols to boost Easter atmosphere.

8. Common Easter symbols including Eggs, Rabbits, Cross, Easter Bells and Easter Lily, etc.

9. Have you heard of the History of the White House Easter Egg Roll? It dates back to 1878. The White House lawn turns the area into a massive playground for children from all over the country after an Easter rolling on it.

10. There was a festival of “egg-throwing” held by the church in medieval times. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. The boy who held the egg when the clock struck 12 would be the winner and would kept the egg.

We have Easter every year and after getting the above information I hope you will have an unique Easter this year.
Waiting for Easter…Countdown…Four, Three, Two…

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