Teresa Franklin4/1/2021 5:09:21 AM 4/1/2021 5:54:49 AM
What is the true meaning of Easter?
The Christian holiday of Easter has a biblical and high religious origin and from there became an annual holiday in many countries. Originally, Easter is a Christian faith holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ it is also associated with pre-Christian pagan times traditions.
The legend of the Easter Bunny (or Easter Hare) and eggs were first noticed in German folklore and emerged in the 19th century as the main symbols of Easter. They symbolize new life and beginnings. The bunny was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Franckenau's "De ovis paschalibus" or “About Easter Eggs” (1682),
In German Lutherans traditions and stories, the "Easter Hare" figure would judge children on their behavior, if they have been good or bad. The good children would receive colorful eggs as rewards on Easter Sunday. The Germans created a tradition of an egg-laying hare called "Osterhase" or "Oschter Haws".
The rabbits and eggs, as well as the Christian story when Jesus rose from the dead and started a new life, both similarly are about new life and new beginnings, and both are the basis for Easter.
Fun facts about Easter
- The annual date of Easter is related to the lunar calendar and depends on the full moon.
- The Easter holiday was named after the Anglo-Saxon Goddess, Eostre, who is the goddess of spring and rebirth.
- The first chocolate Easter egg was made in Great Brittain, in the city of Bristol in the year 1873.
- The Easter Bunny/Hare originated in the 19th century and became the most prominent symbol of Easter.
- The Swiss do not get Easter eggs delivered by the Easter bunny, but by a cuckoo.
- The first story about hare hiding eggs was published in 1680-1682.
- Painting eggs comes from a 13th-century Ukrainian tradition.
- Christians originally decorated the church and the home with Easter lilies. Lilies symbolize purity.
What did the Bible say about Easter?
In the Bible Easter is mentioned:
1 Corinthians 15:21: "For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man."
1 Peter 1:3: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
Here are some interesting Easter Messages to send out to your friends, family, and colleagues:
- The spirit of Easter is all about happiness, truth, and peace! Lets us get together and lead with youth power to spread the messages of peace and joy! Happy Easter to all!
- Let us build the feature of youth and serve humanity with joy, love, and success on the auspicious occasion of Easter. May the Lord bless the youth with prosperity and hope! Happy Easter!
- May the gift of Easter bless the youth with golden opportunities, spiritual power to succeed, and nourishment of the mind to rise! Wishing you a very happy Easter and God bless!
- Think like a man of action and motivational thoughts are the food of the mind! May Lord Shower ultimate triumph, success, and positive thinking on our youth! Have a blissful Easter!
- Easter demonstrates the Christian hopes to rise the youth with confidence in God! May this Easter brings tons of happiness, success, and growth to your lives! Happy Easter!
Check out the following Easter Templates for your reference: