Easter was always one of my favorite holidays growing up. The religious aspect of the celebration didn’t mean much to me. I knew it had to do with Jesus’s resurrection but that was about it. What I looked forward to was coloring eggs and the egg hunts. As a parent, I strive for balance. As I teach my kids the meaning of the holiday, I also try to make Easter just as fun and exciting for my boys as it was for me.
Here are some facts about Easter…
* Easter is one of the most important Christian holidays.
* Easter is celebrated by Chrisitians to observe Jesus’s resurrections three days after his crucifixion.
* Easter marks the end of Lent, a season of prayer and penance.
* The Easter Bunny, a well recognized symbol for Easter, orignated in Germany. It was introduced to America by German settlers who immigrated to the Pennsylvania Dutch country.
* Long ago, in Pagan times, the egg was considered a symbol of new life and rebirth. Chrisitans embraced this theory after Jesus’s resurrection, likening it to the tomb from which Christ arose.
* Easter eggs have almost no part in the Easter celebrations of Mexico, South America, and Native American Indian cultures.
Compliments of Wikipedia and about.com
Last year around this time, I posted about how to make the perfect hard boiled egg, which as a matter of fact, isn’t boiled at all. Since Easter is right around the corner, I thought it fitting to give this information again. Click here for how to get the perfect hard boiled egg. In addition, you can also click here to find inexpensive ways to naturally color your eggs and save money in the process.