Easter is an important celebration in the Christian calender. Christians believe that Jesus Christ was crucified as a sacrifice for mankind and was raised from the dead three days later. Here are some interesting facts about Easter.
Interesting Facts About Easter
- Easter is a ‘moveable feast’ because the date it is celebrated changes every year! Easter falls on the first Sunday following a full moon after March 21. So if there was a full moon on Monday (March 22), Easter would be celebrated on Sunday (March 28).
- Easter is usually celebrated on (or close to) the date of the Jewish feast Passover. This is because Jesus was crucified during the Passover festival.
- Easter eggs are eaten as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Many families in the United Kingdom celebrate Easter with a ‘Sunday Roast’.
- Hot cross buns are eaten throughout the world as a symbol of Christ’s crucifixion.
- Solving murder mysteries is popular in Norway during Easter. The major television networks show crime investigation programs and newspapers have murder mysteries for their readers to solve! Even milk cartons have murder mysteries printed on them!
- In Poland, many Christians eat ‘butter lamb’. Butter is shaped into a lamb by hand.
- Egg painting is common on Easter day in Finland, Sweden and Denmark.
- Eggs hunts are popular in Australia and the United States.