Easter is one of the biggest Christian holidays marking the end of Holy Week.
Then we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ who, according to tradition, redeemed the sins of all mankind by hanging on the cross.
The secular custom of Easter is mostly about painting, swapping, and knocking eggs for he alth. This custom is loved by all young and old. But what don't we know about Easter?
We will present you some interesting and little-known facts about this holiday.
1. The Easter Bunny tradition began in the United States in the 18th century. It is believed that the origin of this tradition is rooted somewhere in Europe, but the matter is disputed. In our country recently, the Easter bunny is also becoming more and more popular.
2. Easter is celebrated at different times by Eastern and Western Christians. The reason is that the dates of Easter are determined depending on the calendar that is followed - Julian or Gregorian.
3. The white lily is a symbol of resurrection in many countries around the world.
4. Jelly candies in the form of eggs were first created in North America during the Civil War. These candies were sent to the soldiers who were away from their families.
5. Traditionally dying eggs is called writing or pisanka. Painting used to be done with paints from natural materials, for example red paint from beetroot. The rest of the decoration was applied to the egg using hot charcoal.
6. The day of Passover is variable and depends on the phases of the moon. Actually, the formula for calculating the day of Easter depends on the spring equinox, the phases of the moon, the spring full moon.
7. The Latin name of Easter - Easter, derives from the name of the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eastre, who symbolizes the beginning of life, with which eggs are associated.
8. The egg exchange for Easter dates back to a springtime custom in which eggs are a symbol of rebirth and fertility in many cultures.
9. In some Anglo-Saxon cultures, where the pretzel is a traditional pasta breakfast, it is also associated with Easter because of the twisted dough in the middle, reminiscent of hands folded in prayer.
10. For Americans, Easter is the second candy consumption holiday after Halloween.
11. Christians place a special meaning in Easter eggs – they symbolize joy, celebration, new life and resurrection.
12. Easter is the oldest and most significant holiday in the Christian calendar. It is celebrated three days after the actual death of Christ.