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EASTER IN UK
Transcript of EASTER IN UK
Easter is one of the most important christian celebrations in the UK.
It is full of customs, folklore and traditional food. The festival can occur on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25.
Schools in the UK close for two weeks
Easter was observed as a spring festival, by the ancient Anglo-Saxons (also known as 'Pagans'), commemorating their Goddess of spring. The goddess was called Eostre. So at the beginning it was a pagan festival.When the second-century Christian missionaries arrived in England, they used these pagan celebrations as a tool for converting the pagans to Christianity.The Christian church, converted the Pagan festival from an observance of the advent of spring season to the one that is celebrated to commemorate the Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ
The custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. Christians remember that Jesus, after dying on the cross, rose from the dead. This miracle showed that life could win over death.
One of the most famous Easter traditions is the
The tradition is that the Easter bunny leaves Easter eggs on Easter Sunday. Parents hide eggs in the garden and the children go on an egg hunt to find them.
Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns
are marked with a cross and were eaten by the Saxons to honor their goddess Eostre - it is thought the bun represented the moon and the cross the moon's quarters
-also called Holy Thursday, is the beginning of the three day celebration of Easter - the most important time in the year for Christians because the Last Supper was celebrated in this day
-On this day, Christians remember the day when Jesus was crucified on a cross.
-Is the day when Jesus resurrected. Some Christians take part in an Easter vigil and Easter eggs are given to children