The Origin of Easter

The Origin of Easter
Easter is a festive holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world to honor the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  It is also a day for kids to wait for the Easter bunny to put out eggs for them to find. It is a movable feast which is chosen to correspond with the first Sunday following the full moon after the March equinox. Every year Easter will be on a Sunday, but it can change months sometimes it can be in March or even late April depending on the equinox. A theory that was made is that resurrection is symbolic of rebirth and renewal and retells the cycle of the seasons, the death and the return of the sun. Easter is associated with the Jewish festival of Passover through its symbolism and meaning, as well as its position in the calendar. For kids on Easter they look forward to the Easter bunny and the egg hunts. The rabbit is a symbol associated with Eostre which represents the beginning of springtime, and the egg came to represent spring, fertility and renewal. The first reference of the Easter bunny was found in German text

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dating back to 1572 A.D. On Easter in modern days there are many things people fill eggs with and what they do with eggs. Parents will fill the Easter eggs with money, candy, and even get bigger eggs to fill, as well as dying eggs or painting them. Some families play games and have a huge family gathering and eat Easter dinner. There are many ways to celebrate Easter but the whole meaning behind it is the resurrection of Jesus three days after he was crucified. Most Christians make this a big part of their celebration of Easter because it symbolizes rebirth.