Good Friday 2nd April – Easter Sunday 4th April 

 

Everybody loves Easter in the UK and around the world,  we focus a lot on the food that is eaten, and we celebrate Easter by the giving and receiving of ‘Eggs’, usually chocolate, but many different eggs can also be exchanged.

We usually take the time to celebrate with a great family meal, unfortunately we wont all be able to do that this year, due to the Covid restrictions, but I am sure we will make up for it very soon.

Across the globe Easter is one of the principal holidays, or feasts, of Christianity, marking the Resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by crucifixion. The earliest recorded observance of Easter comes from the 2nd century, though it is likely that even the earliest Christians commemorated the Resurrection, which is an integral tenet of the faith.

Many children have Easter egg hunts, where the Easter bunny hides eggs for them to find. They can then hunt for the hidden eggs, which they then put in their basket -The symbol of Easter baskets originates from the catholic custom of bringing food to the mass for blessing. Traditionally, people bring basket of food, especially their Easter dinner to the church to be blessed.

Find out more about symbolic meanings of Easter at: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/undertanding-the-history-and-symbols-of-easter-1256039.html

Other foods that are eaten in the UK at Easter are Hot Cross buns, in many different flavours, to symbolise the Cross of Jesus, also Simnel Cake, Roast Lamb, and Easter biscuits, plus the many other Easter cakes and Treats.

Spring Colours

With Spring we see the early summer colours of Green, Pink, Blue and Yellow prominent at Easter, usually as a pastel hue, and this can be seen across the Fashion trends that many designers show at London and New York fashion week.

Many of our brands have seasonal colour palettes, that change from year to year to follow the fashion designers and current trends.

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Easter Trivia Facts

DID YOU KNOW?

  • After Halloween, Easter is the top-selling sweet treat/candy holiday.
  • Easter always occurs between March 22 and April 25.
  • Easter is a “movable feast” – one that is set according to the phases of the moon – so the dates are different each year.
  • It is believed by some that Easter was named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Easter, whose symbols were the egg and the hare (rabbit).
  • More than 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are manufactured each year.
  • The most famous Easter parade is held in New York City
  • The first Easter eggs were coloured red, in memory of the blood Jesus shed during his crucifixion.
  • In the 13th century, the church prohibited the eating of eggs during Holy Week. Marking the eggs laid during the week began the custom of decorating eggs.
  • It is believed that an Italian baker made a pretzel to look like arms crossed in prayer during the Passover season sometime between the 300s and the 600s.
  • The USA consume over 16 million jellybeans on Easter, enough to circle the globe more than three times.
  • In some European countries, other animals—in Switzerland the cuckoo, in Westphalia the fox—brought the Easter eggs.

 

Easter Egg Quiz 2021

 

Why not try our fun ‘Easter Egg’ quiz below, how many will you get right?

Comment on the Easter Quiz post on our Instagram  and Facebook pages.. answers revealed here on Wednesday 7th April 2021 and on our social media

  1. What happens to the clocks in spring?
  2. Which bird delivers Easter treats to children in Switzerland?
  3. Who wrote the tale of Peter Rabbit?
  4. What do hot cross buns represent?
  5. Where does the most famous Easter egg roll take place?
  6. Which Russian firm designed priceless jewel-encrusted eggs?
  7. What did Judas betray Jesus for?
  8. What does Queen Elizabeth II distribute during Easter?
  9. Which food did Jesus liken to his body during the Last Supper?
  10. Which liquid did Jesus liken to his blood during the Last Supper?
  11. Where was Jesus crucified?
  12. Where was the first ever chocolate egg produced?
  13. When do you eat hot cross buns?
  14. What is the Easter bunny’s name?

 

 

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https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/undertanding-the-history-and-symbols-of-easter-1256039.html

https://www.britannica.com/