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Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Christian history, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later on Sunday. Easter is held on the first Sunday after the full moon in March, which is why Easter can land anywhere between the 22nd of March and the 25th of April. Read the fact file below for more facts about Easter or download the bumper 34-page worksheet pack including over 17 activities to use at home or in school.
- Easter is a Christian holiday. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Christian history, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later on Sunday.
- Back in 325 AD, the “church council of Nicaea” decided that Easter should be made a true holiday. They also stated that it should be held on the first Sunday after the full moon, after the 21st of March, which is the Equinox. This means that Easter can land anywhere between the 22nd of March to the 25th of April.
- The holiday’s name is actually derived from a “goddess” named Eastre. She was the symbol of the rabbit and the egg. This symbolism is fitting for a holiday that signifies rebirth.
- Many of the early Christians used to exchange red eggs in particular to symbolize the ending and resurrection of Jesus’ life.
- The myth of the Easter Bunny actually dates back to an old German tale about a woman who used to decorate eggs and leave them for her children to find. This story was based in a time when a famine was plaguing the land; therefore the eggs were considered a valuable and surprising gift. It is reported that as her children found the eggs they saw a bunny rabbit hopping away. Naturally, the children thought the bunny had left the eggs for them!
- The first Easter baskets given were meant to imitate a bird’s nest when eggs were placed inside.
- Pysanka is a specific term used for the practice of Easter egg painting. From the very early times, egg has been considered to be the most important symbol of rebirth.
- Each year witnesses the making of nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies. In the catalogue of kids’ favorite Easter candy, red jellybeans come in first place.
- Next to Halloween, Easter is the biggest holiday for the sale of candy.
- When it comes to eating chocolate bunnies, it is the ears that are preferred to be eaten first by as many as 76% of people.
This bundle contains 20 ready-to-use Easter Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Easter which is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Christian history, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later on Sunday.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Easter Facts
- Fill in the Blanks
- Easter Anagram
- Easter Acrostic
- Easter Hunt
- Easter Boxes
- Fact or Bluff
- What Am I?
- Poet’s Corner
- Easter Story
- Let’s Celebrate!
- Easter Matching
- Easter Favorites
- In a Sentence
- Easter Fun
- Christian Holidays
- Number 40
- Mapping Christianity
- Easter and Seasons
- Easter Around the World
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