Bunnies. Baskets. Brunches. And Jesus. What do all these things have in common? That’s right, it’s Easter! On April 17th, people all around the world share the celebration of a special holiday called Easter Sunday, also known as “The Sunday of Pascha.” Easter can mean different things to different people. For some, the holiday is about the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, and Easter baskets, and for others, it’s about renewing faith, attending church services, and reading the Easter story. The best part is that how you celebrate Easter is completely up to you!
What is Easter All About?
As one of the principal holidays of Christianity, Easter Sunday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his death at the stake three days earlier, according to the New Testament. Many Christians remember the resurrection as a way to renew daily hope and faith in the idea of victory over sin.
How to Celebrate Easter
Again, how you choose to celebrate Easter depends on what the holiday means to you, and at the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide! These are just some common traditions and options to choose from.
- Attend Easter services in church
- Easter egg hunts
- Paint/decorate eggs
- Have an Easter brunch with family and friends
- Share Easter baskets
Easter Basket Ideas
The meaning of Easter baskets goes back to Lent, a month-long fasting period before Easter Sunday. To celebrate the end of Lent, Christians would bring goodie baskets to church for their priest to bless. The reimagined tradition continues today, as these Easter baskets are often shared between friends and family. Many Easter baskets include toys, chocolate eggs or Easter bunnies, and a bunch of candy.
Instead of adding the same old goodies, spruce up this year’s Easter basket with some gourmet pretzels! Not only are pretzels the perfect, delicious gift, but they also have a religious significance to Lent. Some believe that pretzels symbolize praying hands, while others claim that the three holes in a pretzel represent the Holy Trinity. In fact, there’s a holiday in Luxembourg called Pretzel Sunday which honors the history of pretzels during Lent!
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Happy Easter Sunday!