Just wanted to share a little Easter knowledge with you honoring this wonderful day. We are so blessed!
Ed and I are spending our day watching all the great Jesus movies that we can find on TV. The Bible, The Robe and recording The Greatest Story ever told, which is my all time favorite… I guess the Ten Commandments will be on another time. I love that one too…
Easter, also called Pascha (Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide. The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays. The custom was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Franckenau’s De ovis paschalibus (‘About Easter Eggs’) in 1682, referring to a German tradition of an Easter Hare bringing Easter eggs for the children.
Yes, there are so many stories that have been told over the years. These are just one that can be found in Wikipedia. I love Wikipedia, you can find almost anything there…
Hope you found the prize egg.
Happy Blessed and Safe Easter Sunday.
Safe Travels and Happy Trails!