6 Things You Didn’t Know About Easter
Easter is one of the biggest and most widely celebrated festivals among Christians all over the world. Lord Jesus was crucified on a Friday over 2000 years ago. It is believed that on the 3rd day he rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. This momentous day is celebrated as Easter.
1. The name Easter comes from Eostre (Ostara in German), a goddess of dawn and east.
2. Easter is on a different date every year. It’s the first Sunday after the full moon after the spring equinox. Dates for Easter fall between March 22 and April 25.
3. Eggs are the symbol of fertility and rebirth and have been exchanged in honor of spring for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Persians and Egyptians.
4. Finding a double yolk egg on Easter is a sign of good luck.
5. The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka.
6. The biggest Easter egg in the world weighs 7,200 KG