With Spring, Easter Festivities Approaching

As the spring arrives, it marks the Easter festivities families coming together to celebrate Easter Day together. Every year there are different dates for Easter day unlike Christmas which is fixed on 25 December, as Easter is celebrated as per lunar calendar and this year Easter 2018 is coming on 1st April two days after Good Friday which is coming on 30th March. It marks a weekend long Easter Holidays which is often celebrated with family indulging in religious activities and fun games for children.

Easter Sunday is celebrated two days after Good Friday which marks the crucifixion and death of Lord Jesus Christ as per the religious beliefs of Christians. Good Fridays represents the sacrifices of Lord Jesus. People attend special church prayers held all across the world during the Friday afternoon and remember Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, which He sacrificed His life for the Sins of the Humanity and for the people.

Two days after Crucifixion, Lord Jesus Christ Rose again from death marking His rebirth, this is celebrated as Easter Sunday, also known as Pascha Sunday in Latin/Greek or Resurrection Sunday.

It is celebrated by Christians all around the globe with families coming together for large family feasts together celebrating Rebirth of Lord Jesus Christ. Special Sunday services are held in Churches in every corner of the World. “Easter Egg” decoration and gifting to each other is synonymous to Easter celebrations all around the globe. Easter egg have the special Significance as per the religious beliefs of Christians Egg is considered to be very auspicious, origin of new life. Egg Represents fertility, rebirth and origin of new life. With Easter being celebrated as the rebirth of Lord Jesus Christ , Easter Eggs representing as a symbol of new life is given out as gifts .

Markets are flooded with variety of specially decorated Easter Eggs ranging from painted hard boiled eggs or artificial Egg Chocolate or most loved among children Egg Candy etc. In different colors and sizes you can find specially decorated Eggs.

Fun games such as Egg hunt and Egg Rolling is carried out and people enjoy themselves. These games are the part of Easter tradition from past thousands of years. Egg Hunt is the games in which mostly specially decorated Hard Boiled Eggs are hidden at different places around the house and you have to find each one of them. The one who finds most of the eggs in the least time is the winner. It is fun game that is really amazing.

Another one is Egg Rolling played especially by Children , it is a kind of race in the lawn in which children move hard-boiled egg with the spoon from the start towards the finish line and the one who finishes the race first is the winner of the task .It is fun game , which also played with Eggs and teaches children the importance of Egg in the festivities of Easter , so that they can too relate with this auspicious festival.

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