At long last, it is almost Easter morning soon! After dreams full of sugar plums, kids will soon rush at dawn going downstairs to see what the big bunny has brought them for Easter!
Easter celebrates the resurrection (return to life) of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion. It is the most significant event of the Christian calendar. Easter is really important for Christians. The New Testament states that the resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is a cornerstone of the Christian faith. The resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God and is referred to as proof that God will judge the world in righteousness.
Since the conception of Easter as a sacred festivity in the second century, it was said to have originated from a pagan festival. The ancient Saxons hold a merriment the return of spring with a very funny and amusing festival to celebrate their goddess of offspring and of springtime referred to as Eastre. The Christian missionaries during the second century had an encounter with the tribes with their pagan celebration; they made attempts in converting them to Christianity. They did so, however, in a very clandestine and discreet way.
The exact origins of Easter as a religious feast day are quite unknown up to this date. There are sources which claim that the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. There are records that trace Easter to the Latin term Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing worn by people who were baptized during that time. It was also cited that through a transalation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High German, which eventually became Easter in English. In Spain, Easter is known as “Pascua” and in France it is known as “ paques”. These words are taken from the Latin word “pasch” and Greek “pascha” for Passover. Pascha eventually came to mean Easter.
These words are derived from the Greek and Latin Pascha or Pasch, for Passover. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection occurred after he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew), the Jewish festival commemorating the ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. Pascha eventually came to mean Easter.
In Australia, Easter has more to its religious significance. It is a four-day holiday weekend starting on Good Friday and ending on Easter Monday. This extra-long weekend is an opportunity for Australians to take a mini-holiday, or get together with family and friends. Easter often coincides with school holidays, so many people with school aged children incorporate Easter into a longer family holiday. Easter is the busiest time for domestic air travel in Australia, and a very popular time for gatherings such as weddings and christenings.
Through the years, Easter has become a gift giving holiday! The Easter Bunny has way more alternatives than simple wicker baskets filled with jelly beans and Peeps these days. Easter is one of the biggest holidays for grocery stores as consumers pick up hams and other goodies for their families. Easter can be your opportunity to send out love and appreciation to the people in your life! If you are struggling what kind of gift will make your friend or loved one’s Easter extra special, look no further! At iCoverLover, you will find different and the latest iPhone and Samsung cases and covers design ideas.
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