Easter

Easter is the holiest holiday tradition for Christians.

Easter is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian church. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ annually on the first Sunday after the first full moon.

Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover, the Jewish festival commemorating the ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt.

“The Easter bunny first arrived in American in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their traditions of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws”. Their children made nest in which this creature could lay its colored egg,” according to HISTORY.com

“The exact origins of the Easter bunny are clouded in mystery. One theory is that the symbol of the rabbit stems from pagan tradition, specifically the festival of Easter- a goddess of fertility whose animal symbol was a bunny. Rabbits are known for their energetic breeding, have traditionally symbolized fertility,” said Time.

“Pagan traditions are more about the Easter egg. The egg is an ancient symbol of new life. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. Some customs declared that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season,” says History.com.

Cerenity Runyon, freshman, celebrates Easter by going to church then she spends time with family and organizes a egg hunt for kids after that they eat. She celebrates Easter because of her religious beliefs.

Miss Jordon Dallas, math teacher, said, she celebrates Easter by going to church then cooks with her family. She celebrates Easter because of her religious beliefs, but she likes the Easter bunny and candy.