The History of Easter

Date: 13 Apr 2017

Easter is Christianity’s most important holiday, as it celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.

During the Easter period there are many key dates that are acknowledged, such as Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. All of these dates bare significance in the Christian calendar.

Good Friday and Easter Sunday are particularly poignant. Good Friday represents the day that Jesus died on the cross, as a sacrifice for all mankind, and Easter Sunday marks the day that Jesus rose from the dead. His resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God.

Decorated Easter eggs came from early Christian celebrations, who stained the eggs red, to symbolise the blood shed at Jesus’ crucifixion. Over the last 100 years, it has become more traditional to give chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday, either in the form of an Easter egg hunt or from the Easter Bunny!

We hope that you enjoy celebrating Easter this weekend; let us know what your plans are via our social media pages!