Easter - Bright Resurrection of Christ 2019
The Resurrection of the Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ
In the year 2019 Easter Sunday will fall on: April 21th

Christ is risen!
Easter, Pasch or Resurrection Sunday
Date of Christ's Resurrection?
The Facts About Easter
Easter eggs
Decoration and symbolism
Greetings, poems on Easter
Easter SMS and Text Messages
Tips: What to Write in an Easter Greeting Card?
Easter Greeting Cards
History of Easter holiday
Easter of Christ - a celebration of celebrations.
This is evidenced, in particular, in his Word on this feast of Saint Epiphanius of Cyprus: "Easter Holiday all solemn celebrations: it is for the whole world the triumph of renovation and salvation. This is that the holiday is the head and the top of all the holidays ... ". Church in the sacred chants called Pascha great doors of paradise are opened to us, Holy Week, Easters, calls for its glorification of the earth and the sky, the world visible and invisible, because "Christ is risen, everlasting joy."
St. Gregory the Theologian in his 45m Word on Easter says: "Today salvation of the world, visible and invisible world. Christ is risen from the dead; Rise with him and you; Christ in His glory, and you ascend. Christ from the grave, is released from the bondage of sin, the gates of hell are opened, exterminated by death. She's the feast of feasts and celebration of celebrations, so superior to all celebrations, even Christ and after Christ, committed as the sun surpasses the stars".
Christ is risen!
Easter - a triumph of celebrations
Easter eggs
Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given out to celebrate the Easter festival. The custom of the Easter egg originated in the early Christian community of Mesopotamia, who stained eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ, shed at his crucifixion. As such, for Christians, the Easter egg is a symbol of the empty tomb. The oldest tradition is to use dyed chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute eggs made from chocolate, or plastic eggs filled with candy such as jellybeans.

The Easter Bunny is a popular legendary anthropomorphic Easter gift-giving character analogous to Santa Claus in American culture. Many Americans follow the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving baskets of candy.

On Easter Monday, the President of the United States holds an annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn for young children. Since the rabbit is a pest in Australia, the Easter Bilby is available as an alternative. Easter eggs are a widely popular symbol of new life in Poland and other Slavic countries' folk traditions. A batik-like decorating process known as pisanka produces intricate, brilliantly-colored eggs.

  The practice of decorating eggshells is ancient, predating Christian traditions. Ostrich eggs with engraved decoration that are 60,000 years old have been found in Africa. Decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago.
The Christian custom of the Easter egg, however, can be traced as far back as the early Christians of Mesopotamia, who stained eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ, shed at his crucifixion. The Christian Church officially adopted the custom, regarding the eggs as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus. The Roman Ritual, the first edition of which was published in 1610 but which contains texts of much older date, has among the Easter Blessings of Food, along with those for lamb, bread, and new produce, the following blessing for eggs:

Lord, let the grace of your blessing + come upon these eggs, that they be healthful food for your faithful who eat them in thanksgiving for the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you forever and ever.

When Christians crack open Easter eggs, they celebrate the empty tomb of Jesus. Although the tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with candy such as jelly beans. These eggs can be hidden for children to find on Easter morning, which may be left by the Easter Bunny. They may also be put in a basket filled with real or artificial straw to resemble a bird's nest.


Easter eggs

Easter decoration and symbolism

In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, shed on the Cross, and the hard shell of the egg symbolized the sealed Tomb of Christ — the cracking of which symbolized his resurrection from the dead.

Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal Vigil (which is equivalent to Holy Saturday), and distributed to the faithful. The egg is seen by followers of Christianity as a symbol of resurrection: while being dormant it contains a new life sealed within it.

Similarly, in the Roman Catholic Church in Poland, the so-called swieconka, i.e. blessing of decorative baskets with a sampling of Easter eggs and other symbolic foods, is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions on Holy Saturday.


During Paschaltide, in some traditions the Pascal greeting with the Easter egg is even extended to the deceased. On either the second Monday or Tuesday of Pascha, after a memorial service people bring blessed eggs to the cemetery and bring the joyous paschal greeting, "Christ has risen", to their beloved departed (see Radonitza).

Easter eggs are a widely popular symbol of new life in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and other Central European countries' folk traditions, which include concealing them in the garden for children to find, and making artificial eggs out of porcelain for ladies. A batik (wax resist) process is used to create intricate, brilliantly colored eggs, the best-known of which is the Ukrainian pysanka and the Polish pisanka. The celebrated Fabergé workshops created exquisite jeweled Easter eggs for the Russian Imperial Court. Most of these creations themselves contained hidden surprises such as clock-work birds, or miniature ships. A 27-foot (9 m) sculpture of a pysanka stands in Vegreville, Alberta.

There are many other decorating techniques and numerous traditions of giving them as a token of friendship, love or good wishes. A tradition exists in some parts of the United Kingdom (such as Scotland and North East England) of rolling painted eggs down steep hills on Easter Sunday. In the U.S., such an Easter egg roll (unrelated to an eggroll) is often done on flat ground, pushed along with a spoon; the Easter Egg Roll has become a much-loved annual event on the White House lawn. An Easter egg hunt is a common festive activity, where eggs are hidden outdoors (or indoors if in bad weather) for children to run around and find. This may also be a competition to see who can collect the most eggs.

When boiling eggs for Easter, a tan colour can be achieved by boiling the eggs with onion skins. Easter eggs are often dyed red through a process of boiling them with onion skins. When boiling them with onion skins leaves can be attached prior to dying to create leaf patterns. The leaves are attached to the eggs before they are dyed with a transparent cloth to wrap the eggs with like inexpensive muslin or nylon stockings, leaving patterns once the leaves are removed after the dyeing process. These eggs are part of Easter custom in many areas and often accompany other traditional Easter foods. Passover haminados are prepared with similar methods. A greater variety of colour was often provided by tying on the onion skin with different coloured woollen yarn. In the North of England these are called pace-eggs or paste-eggs, from a dialectal form of Middle English pasche. They were usually eaten after an egg-jarping (egg tapping) competition.


Natural colours are obtained
by using various plants:

- brown: onion peels;
- black: oak or alder bark or the nutshell of walnut;
- golden: the bark of young apple tree or the marigold flower;
- violet: petals of the mallow flower;
- green: shoots of young rye or leaves of periwinkle;
- pink: beet juice.

In Italy, chocolate eggs with a surprise inside have largely replaced the traditional Easter eggs.

Easter eggs
Greetings, poems on Easter
Easter Love

On Easter we celebrate love,
love coming down from heaven,
love blanketing the earth
in a transforming embrace;
unique and infinite love,
giving more than we can imagine
for us, to cleanse our sin,
a perfect sacrifice, Lamb of God,
the walking, talking Word.

He is teacher, role model, friend,
this God in human form,
dying, then rising from the dead,
proving all who believe
will also rise
to have eternal life, with Him,
Lord of all.

Oh, Happy, Happy Easter!

By Joanna Fuchs

Easter comes but once a year
But when it does, we all know its here?
Children filling themselves with chocolate?
Dad's down the pub for a pint of beer!??
We go to the church for the wine and bread?
Dad's half asleep, and jerking his head?
Baby sister is here too, munching away?
On the free Easter egg that the Priest gave us today??
But remember we must, that the Lord died for us?
And ascended into heaven to give us fresh lives?
For each and every one of us.
May God's love and power,
fill your heart with joy
today and forever.

Happy Easter


Anyone can see you're terrific!
Hope your Easter is terrific too!


Just to let you know we're
thinking of you and wishing
you a Happy Easter and a
bright and beautiful spring.


What other day would people
get all excited about finding
hard-boiled eggs?!
Happy Easter

Easter Is Really for Jesus

Easter is not just for the Bunny,
With goodies and treats that he brings,
Easter is when we must celebrate
And alleluia is the song that we sing!

Easter is really for Jesus,
Who died and then rose from the dead.
We must always remember the love Jesus showed
And all of the things that He said.

So, remember this Easter when you go to Church,
And this message you tell everyone.
That Easter is all about Jesus,
The Bunny and treats are just fun!

Easter is a nice time to remember that it takes
special people to make special parents...
And that's what both of you are.
Happy Easter

On this day
May you experience a sweet renewal of faith, hope, and joy.
Happy Easter

May God's love and power,
fill your heart with joy
today and forever.
Happy Easter

Anyone can see you're terrific!
Hope your Easter is terrific too!

On this day
May you experience a sweet renewal of faith, hope, and joy.
Happy Easter!

One thing every bunny knows,
is how to make an Easter filled
with lots, and lots of fun! That's
why this bunny's hopped your
way and why he's grinning,
too he's bringing Easter wishes
for a "Hoppy" day for you!

Happy Easter To Special You!


Wishing you an Easter
filled with joy and a
year that's bright
with blessings.

There's no time like Easter...
For remembering just how wonderful
God's love really is.
Blessings to You and Yours

May the Miracle that
is Easter touch your
life and your home
Happy Easter

Remembering special friends
like you...puts a little
springtime in my heart!
Happy Easter

This year, the Easter Bunny is so excited
about delivering eggs and candy...
He's a real basket case!
Happy Easter!

It's Easter...
the perfect time to wish
you happiness!

Happy Easter


Daughter...Wishing you an
Easter filled with all the
things that make a happy

So thankful for the special
love we share...So proud of
the goodness in your heart...
So happy to have a sweet
daughter like you!
Happy Easter


You're wished a
basketful of bright
springtime smiles
Happy Easter!

Easter Bunny Poem for Kids

Two Long ears,
four strong legs,
bring us eggs.
Easter Bunny.
Easter Bunny
Easter bunny
Easter Bunny
Please don't stop!

by Marija Kolevska


Warm Easter Wishes, Lovely Easter Messages, Happy Easter Sayings and Quotes,
Easter SMS & Text Messages, Easter Quotes,
Easter Greetings for Friends and Family,
What to Write in an Easter Card

Joining you in gratitude for Christ’s sacrifice and the joyful renewal it brings to all God’s children this Easter season.
An Easter Poem For You: Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wish I were in the chocolate biz! Happy Easter.
If it weren’t for the beautiful Spring weather, I’d be really upset with that damn bunny for eating all my flower bulbs. Happy Easter anyway.
Happy Easter to you and your family as we celebrate our Father’s greatest sacrifice through his Son, Jesus Christ. Have a blessed Easter.
I love Easter. It’s a time for eating all the chocolate you can find with complete impunity! Have a delicious Easter.
May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday.
I hope this Easter holiday fills your home with peace, joy, and plenty of colorful Easter eggs.
Easter symbolizes the renewal of life. I wish you and your family the renewal of life, love, and happiness.
May you feel the bright, joyful blessings God has to offer you during this Easter holiday.
May the spirit of the Lord fill your home this Easter and all the rest of your days.
Wishing you a very Happy Easter that is filled with plenty of love and happiness.
Wishing you and your family the happiest Easter of all. God bless you now and always.
Here’s to hoping this Easter holiday brings your family health, happiness, and lots of love.
Sending you joyful hugs this Easter. May all of your dreams and wishes come true.
May this Easter Sunday inspire you to new hope, happiness, prosperity and abundance, all received through God’s divine grace.
Easter brings us hope, may it linger in our hearts forever. Here’s wishing you a very Happy Easter.
Easter gives hope for tomorrow, As after the winter comes Spring. Our hearts can be filled with gladness As hearts rejoice and sing.
“Forgive them father, for they no not what they do”. He died so that we can live again. Celebrate his love this Easter Day!
Easter gives us yet another reason to be thankful to God. Have the joy of the coming of Christ be filled in your heart and bring peace into your life. Have a Blessed Easter.

Easter Cards
  Easter is a wonderful day to celebrate all Christ has done for us. Have a Blessed Easter!
May the Lord bless your home with happiness and unwavering faith this Easter.
Easter is more than just eggs and candy. It is also about peace, love, and family.
Wishing you an Easter that is bright, happy, and filled with the contentment of the Lord.
Easter teaches us the meaning of faith and what it is to feel the Lord’s blessing in our lives.
Wishing you a Happy Easter that is just as bright and joyful as the sprint time air around you.
May you find the renewal of hope, health, love and the spirit of God. Happy Easter to you and your lovely family.
May the returning back of Jesus Christ bring inner peace and satisfaction to your heart. Wish you and your family a Happy Easter!
May the risen Christ bring happiness to you and your family all year round. Wishing you and all your loved ones a very Happy Easter.
May the risen Christ bring you and your family abundant happiness. Have a blessed Easter.
May the risen Lord bless you abundantly and bring lots of happiness to you and your family. Happy Easter.
May the spirit of hope that Easter brings, Help you find contentment in little things, And restore your faith in the Lord above, Who gave His life for the ones He loves. Happy Easter to you and your family!
May this year’s Easter bring you new faith, new hope and new goals! Have a wonderful Easter!
Thinking of you at Easter, and wishing the wonders of springtime fill your heart with happiness. I wish you a very happy Easter!
This Easter may the resurrected Lord bring you loads of happiness and joy. Happy Easter to you and your family.
This Easter may you be blessed with lots of love and hope. Happy Easter to you my beloved friend.
This Easter may your hearts be filled with love, peace and joy. May it remain with you forever and may you spread the word of Christ wherever you may go. May you have a pleasant Easter!
Wishing you Happy Easter with new joys and new promises… and blessed with love and happiness!
Wishing you were here to celebrate this holy occasion with me. Have a wonderful Easter!
Without Easter, there would be no point in any other holiday. Have a wonderful Easter!
You owe your life to God. Don’t waste it… Live responsibly… Inspire others to give glory to the Lord! Happy Easter!

Tips: What to Write in an Easter Greeting Card?
These short Easter messages will give you some handy and clever phrases to include in your wonderful Easter card

First, Easter is a truly joyful and happy occasion, so be light hearted in your greeting card message! Easter colors and beautifully colored eggs adorn most Easter decorations and this is a fact to keep in your mind while composing your Easter greeting card messages! Bunnies, chocolate, eggs, children, rebirth, reborn, happiness and fun should be the theme for your Easter greeting card. Grace, thankfulness, love and miracles are also a part of this special holiday! Use these thoughts to create words of love for your Easter greeting card!

The favorite light hearted Easter card greeting is " Have a hoppy Easter!" and this message is short and an appropriate and fun Easter saying! Another short Easter card greeting message is " May the true spirit of Easter hop your way!" and this message is a great well wishing phrase to include in an Easter card. A short and personal message for a child's Easter greeting card is " The Easter bunny says: may you find all of your Easter eggs!" and this phrase wishes the child a happy and fruitful Easter! "Sweets and treats may you be getting and many wonderful Easter blessings!" is another wonderful phrase to include in an Easter card greeting!

What to write in an Easter greeting card are things like " May love and miracles today be part of your Easter holiday!", "Many Easter blessings", "As Easter comes, we send you our love", " Happy Easter, peace and many blessings" are all appropriate short Easter messages! Kids love greeting card messages like " We love you, honey and hope you enjoy your chocolate bunny", "Beauty, colored eggs and treats to one who is so very sweet!" and kids love sweet words and sweet treats! "Jesus lives and his love and ours, we send" is a great Easter message! "Wishing you a sweet day on this Easter holiday!" is also a good Easter card message!

Short Easter messages for greeting cards are not hard to come up with, especially if you have helpful suggestions! I hope some of these phrases will be useful. We give thanks for the miracle of Easter and the joy of being together and just being here. May you and your family have a wonderful Easter! One last phrase, "This card sends love and Easter spirit, beautiful, to one and all" and I mean it. Have a hoppy Easter!

Appearance of Christ to Mary
Appearance of Christ to Mary
Weyden Rogier approx. 1430
Mary Magdalene and the Myrrh-Bearers
Do not touch me
Mary Magdalene and the Myrrh-Bearers
Hans Memling. 1480
The Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene
The Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene
Alexey Egorov 1818
The Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene
The Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene
Alexander Ivanov 1835
The Appearance of Christ to the people
The Appearance of Christ to the people
Alexander Ivanov 1837-1857
Risen Jesus
Risen Jesus appears
to the apostles on Lake Tiberias
Easter also called Pasch or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

The week before Easter is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.In western Christianity, Eastertide, the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday. In Orthodoxy, the season of Pascha begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the fortieth day, the Feast of the Ascension.

Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars which follow only the cycle of the sun; rather, its date is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. The First Council of Nicaea established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the council. No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number of controversies. It has come to be the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21 March, but calculations vary in East and West. Details of this complicated computation are found below in the section Date.

Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for "Easter" and "Passover" are identical or very similar.Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb. The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection,[ traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide. Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.

Christ is risen!
Christ is risen!
The resurrection of Christ. Rembrandt.1636
The resurrection of Christ. Rembrandt.1636
Date of Christ's Resurrection

A stained glass window depicting the Passover Lamb, a concept integral to the foundation of Easter.
Easter and the holidays that are related to it are moveable feasts, in that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars (both of which follow the cycle of the sun and the seasons). Instead, the date for Easter is determined on a lunisolar calendar similar to the Hebrew calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established two rules, independence of the Jewish calendar and worldwide uniformity, which were the only rules for Easter explicitly laid down by the Council. No details for the computation were specified; these were worked out in practice, a process that took centuries and generated a number of controversies. (See also Computus and Reform of the date of Easter.) In particular, the Council did not decree that Easter must fall on Sunday. This was already the practice almost everywhere.

In Western Christianity, using the Gregorian calendar, Easter always falls on a Sunday between 22 March and 25 April inclusive, within about seven days after the astronomical full moon. The following day, Easter Monday, is a legal holiday in many countries with predominantly Christian traditions.
Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian Calendar.

Because of the 13-day difference between the calendars between 1900 and 2099, 21 March corresponds, during the 21st century, to 3 April in the Gregorian Calendar. Easter therefore varies between 4 April and 8 May on the Gregorian calendar (the Julian calendar is no longer used as the civil calendar of the countries where Eastern Christian traditions predominate).


Also, because the Julian "full moon" is always several days after the astronomical full moon, the eastern Easter is often later, relative to the visible moon's phases, than western Easter. Among the Oriental Orthodox some churches have changed from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar and the date for Easter as for other fixed and moveable feasts is the same as in the Western church.

Easter celebrations around the world

In countries where Christianity is a state religion, or where the country has large Christian population, Easter is often a public holiday. As Easter is always a Sunday, many countries in the world also have Easter Monday as a public holiday. Some retail stores, shopping malls, and restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday.

Good Friday, which occurs two days before Easter Sunday, is also a public holiday in many countries, as well as in 12 U.S. states. Even in states where Good Friday is not a holiday, many financial institutions, stock markets, and public schools are closed. Few banks that are normally open on regular Sundays are closed on Easter.

Christ is risen!
Christ is risen!

In the Nordic countries Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays, and Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays. In Denmark, Iceland and Norway also Maundy Thursday is a public holiday. It is a holiday for most workers except some shopping malls which keep open for a half-day. Many businesses give their employees almost a week off, called Easter break. Schools are closed between Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

According to a 2014 poll, 6 of 10 Norwegians make a travel during Easter, often to a cottage; 3 of 10 said their typical Easter included skiing.

In the Netherlands both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are national holidays. Like first and second Christmas Day, they are both considered Sundays, which results in a first and a second Easter Sunday, after which the week continues to a Tuesday. Even though Good Friday is an official national holiday, it is not a mandatory day off for commercial companies.

In Commonwealth nations Easter Day is rarely a public holiday, as is the case for celebrations which fall on a Sunday. In the United Kingdom both Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays. However, in Canada Easter Sunday is a public holiday, along with Easter Monday. In the Canadian province of Quebec, either Good Friday or Easter Monday are statutory holidays (although most companies give both). In some countries Good Friday is a public holiday as well.


In Australia, because of its location in the southern hemisphere, Easter takes place in autumn. Hence, Australian Easter is associated with harvest time, rather than with the coming of spring as in the northern hemisphere. The religious aspect of Easter remains the same. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays across all states and territories. "Easter Saturday" (the Saturday before Easter Sunday) is a public holiday in every state except Tasmania and Western Australia, while Easter Sunday itself is a public holiday only in New South Wales. Easter Tuesday is additionally a conditional public holiday in Tasmania, varying between award, and was also a public holiday in Victoria until 1994.

In the United States, because Easter falls on a Sunday, which is already a non-working day for federal and state employees, it has not been designated as a federal or state holiday. Easter parades are held in many American cities, involving festive strolling processions, with the New York City parade being the best known.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The Easter season includes the 40 days of lent and Holy week culminating in Easter Sunday – also known as Resurrection Sunday.
In the year 2020 Easter Sunday will fall on: April 12.

In the year 2021 Easter Sunday will fall on: April 4.
(Today’s Gregorian calendar)


The Facts About Easter
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion.
Eggs have been seen as ancient symbol of fertility, while springtime is considered to bring new life and rebirth.
Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s the second biggest candy holiday after Halloween.
70% of Easter candy purchased is chocolate.
76% of Americans think the ears of a chocolate bunny should be the first to be eaten.
Egg dyes were once made out of natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals, and juices.
There’s much debate about the practice of dyeing chicks. Many hatcheries no longer participate, but others say that it isn’t dangerous to the chick’s health because the dye only lasts until the chicks shed their fluff and grow their feathers.
The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.
Easter takes place on a Sunday, after the 40-day period called Lent. Lent is referred to as a time of fasting, but participants focus more on giving up one significant indulgence.
Holy Week is the celebrated during the week leading up to Easter. It begins on Palm Sunday, continues on to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and then finally, Easter Sunday.
“The White House Easter Egg Roll” event has been celebrated by the President of the United States and their families since 1878.

For people with strong Christian beliefs, the cross that Jesus was crucified on and his resurrection are important symbols of the period around Easter. Other symbols of Easter include real eggs or eggs manufactured from a range of materials, nests, lambs and rabbits or hares. Sometimes these symbols are combined, for example, in candy models of rabbits with nests full of eggs. Eggs, rabbits, hares and young animals are thought to represent the re-birth and return to fertility of nature in the spring.

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