Easter Traditions

Easter has a few customs just like Christmas does, for example the Easter bunny, which is more associated with folklore and has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus. Eostre the hare is the goddess of spring, this sacred Anglo Saxon symbol representations rebirth and fertility following on winters cold months and the start…

Easter has a few customs just like Christmas does, for example the Easter bunny, which is more associated with folklore and has nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus.

Eostre the hare is the goddess of spring, this sacred Anglo Saxon symbol representations rebirth and fertility following on winters cold months and the start of a new warmer season with springtime bringing forth new life.

So this is where the tradition of the Easter bunny comes from, obviously a bunny is not a hare, though it was the Christians that changed the haare symbol to the bunny, all this happened way back in early pagan times.

Traditionally the Easter bunny leaves tasty chocolate treats from his basket in the form of a chocolate egg. Usually this is all done on Easter day, which is mostly celebrated both in the United Kingdom as well as in the United States of America.

As Easter is all about celebrating new life, now days the Easter egg is a Christian symbol for new life. Christians believe that Jesus was crucified on the cross and rose again from the dead 3 days after he was crucified, this astonishing miracle really showed that life could win over death. Way back in history the early Christians used to carve eggs from precious stones and wood, these eggs were given as gifts to celebrate Jesus's power over death and sin.

It was not until the last hundred years that the eggs were changed from wood and stones to something that could be enjoyed by adults and children alike. This was in the form of sweet eggs which was usually made from sugar or marzipan, eventually the chocolate egg came onto the scene as the world of confectionary started to divers and improve. Now days Children all around the world can celebrate Easter by enjoying tasty, chocolate eggs, which come in a wide selection of different types of chocolate as well as many different sizes.

In many countries around the world parents tell their children that the Easter bunny has hidden there eggs either in the family home or garden. This can keep the kids busy for quite a few hours, depending on where you, sorry i mean the Easter bunny hides the eggs, what a greedy bunny he is. In some countries children decorate, paint or dye hard boiled eggs which can be given to family members and friends as decorative gifts.

At Cockington village in Torquay children can spend hours of fun making snazzy Easter bonnets and then participate in the Easter egg trail.