Easter is a time of springtime festivals. 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 Easter is a time of springtime festivals. 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 pagan in origin and have nothing to do with Christianity. nothing to do with Christianity.
Easter is a movable feast; that is, it is not always held on the same date. Easter is the first Sunday after the full moon after the moon's Spring Equinox. The English name "Easter" is rather new. When the early English Christians wanted others to accept Christianity, they decided to use the name Easter for this holiday so that it would match the name of the old spring celebration. It was derived from the name Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. This made it more comfortable for other people to accept Christianity.
Eggs symbolize new life. Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. The egg is also a symbol of the rock tomb of which Christ emerged when he rose again. Eggs are usually brightly painted to reflect the sunlight in spring. The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life and rebirth. Eggs symbolize new life. Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. The egg is also a symbol of the rock tomb of which Christ emerged when he rose again. Eggs are usually brightly painted to reflect the sunlight in spring. The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life and rebirth. Easter symbols
The rabbit or Easter Bunny as it is known in America was a symbol of abundant life in ancient times, and reminds us of spring and new life.
The white lilies symbolize the purity of Jesus. Lilies emerging from the earth in spring also symbolize new life and resurrection of Christ.
The cross symbolizes Jesus victory over death. Easter candles symbolize Jesus, the light of the world. Baby animals born in spring also represent spring and new life.
The butterfly with its life cycle symbolizes the life of Jesus Christ. The first stage is the caterpillar, which stands for His life on Earth. The second phase begins from the cocoon stage, the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. The third and final stage is the butterfly, representing His raising from the dead. Palm branches represent when Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday and people waved palm branches, welcoming him. Easter customs
Easter Sunrise is celebrated because Mary Magdalene entered the garden and met Christ at the rising of the sun. People gather to pray when the sun appears and then in procession go to the church.
According to the legend, the tradition of the egg hunt was born in Germany where a white hare spends Easter Eve hiding eggs which children can find the next day.
One of the best known Easter customs, which has a long history, is Easter parade or Easter Bonnet parade as they called it in Great Britain. This custom is originated with the tradition of buying new clothes for Easter which people wore to church. After church services everyone went for a walk around the town. The most famous parades are along Fifth Avenue in New York and in Battersea Park in London.
Easter Legend Long, long ago there lived an old, woman who loved children very much. Each year she gave children presents to celebrate spring. One year she had nothing to give because the harvest was very poor. All she had were some eggs. She did not want to disappoint the children. So quickly before they came for their presents she coloured the eggs and hid them in the grass. When the children came she said to them: "Run out into the lawn and find your presents hiding there The children began to look for the presents. At last they found a basket of coloured eggs under the bush. Suddenly a hare jumped out from under the bush. And the children decided that it was he, who had brought them the presents.
Easter Picture Sentences 1.a. The bunny is sleeping. b. The bunny is in the basket. c. The bunny is hopping. d. The bunny likes the ball. 2.a. The lady is at school. b. The lady has a new coat. c. The lady has a pretty hat. d. The lady wants to run. 3. a. The girl is eating. b. Where is the girl? c. The girls likes to color eggs. d. The girls likes to play. 4.a. See the pretty butterfly. b. See the pretty puppy. c. See the pretty baby. d. See the pretty Easter tree.
Easter Vocabulary Words and Definitions. Пасхальный словарь. basket a container made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together. bonnet a hat, usually tying under the chin and often framing the face, formerly much worn by women but now worn mostly by children bunny a young rabbit. candy any of a variety of confections made with sugar, syrup, etc., often combined with chocolate, fruit, nuts, etc. chick a young chicken or other bird. chocolate a preparation of the seeds of cacao, roasted, husked, and ground, often sweetened and flavored, as with vanilla. decorate to furnish or adorn with something ornamental or becoming; embellish. egg the roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, consisting of an ovum and its envelope of albumen, jelly, membranes, egg case, or shell, according to species. daffodil usually yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central area.