Chocolate lovers beware: Easter is finally here again. But do you remember what meaning Easter has? A brief outline of egg hunt, church and customs.
Easter: meaning from the church
Easter has always been the feast of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The highest Christian feast begins already on Ash Wednesday, which heralds the Lent on the basis of Jesus fasting and praying in the desert. This ends on Holy Saturday. The previous Good Friday is also referred to by Christians as "Still Friday" and is considered as the feast day of the death of Jesus Christ.
Until Easter Sunday, the church bells are not rung in some Catholic communities. Here is the amazed children told, the bells fly in this time to Rome to come back with colorful chocolate eggs. According to biblical tradition, Holy Saturday is held on Holy Saturday before the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated on Easter Sunday. Easter Monday is just the continuation of Easter Sunday and bears no meaning for Easter.
Customs and traditions for Easter
There are many customs and traditions for Easter with different meanings. Easter is often completely different in cultures. Easter fires, Easter bunnies and Easter eggs are very important here. Cheerful, cheerful light and spring festivals are also included.
Chocolate: A must for Easter
Easter has only one meaning for many children: looking for chocolate eggs, finding them and eating happily. Tradition says that the Easter bunny hides the colorful eggs at night in the garden. In the afternoon there is usually a delicious Easter cake and green branches in the apartment are decorated with home-made and brightly painted eggs.
International Easter: foreign meanings
But not only the chocolate search and the colorful eggs characterize Easter. In distant cultures, Easter has a completely different meaning. So the Greeks greet each other at Easter with the slogans "Christ is risen" and "He is truly risen". The English maintain the custom of rolling the painted eggs down a street until the shell breaks. The Finns, on the other hand, come up with a birch branch to commemorate the palm branches as they greet Jesus in Jerusalem.
Easter is not the same as Easter. Meanings from all over the world contribute to the fact that the highest celebration of the Christians becomes a colorful spectacle with numerous different traditions and customs.
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