Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Facts

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.
Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.
The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.
With all chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and marshmellow peeps, next to Halloween, Easter holiday paves way for confectionary business to boom.
Easter celebrations evolved from Pagan spring time festivals that marked the end of winter and were named after the Goddess Eostre, who represents fertility and renewal.
Rabbits are also fertility symbols due to their prolific mating!