Easter is for Christians the Sunday to celebrate that Jesus was resurrected from the grave three days after being crucified.
Some churches refer to it as Resurrection Sunday instead of Easter.
easter is a celebration that was givin the christian story of the rise of christ, it was placed at this time of year to satisfy the celtic celebration of spring solstace, the bunny rabbit is a representitive of hern the hunter, later it became a fantastic marketing gimmic used to sell candies from valentines and keep candy and card companies busy year round.
no chocolate sacrilige.... :)
Somewhere in the story Jesus was carrying a rabbits foot and it turned out to be bad luck for both him and the rabbit...and that is where the Easter Bunny fits in. They were both ressurected
I guess you're not looking for that magical bunny who leaves candy and eggs story, huh....
Easter is the pagan festival of the fertility goddess who is called the queen of heaven. It was celebrated exactly as it is today with sunrise worship, lillies, bunnies, and eggs, ham dinners, and the resurrection theme just as it is today. It has nothing to do with God or the death of Christ (which did not occurr on "good friday").<br />
I can give you a couple of links that explain the full pagan tradition of easter if you'd like, feel free to IM me.<br />
If you really want to learn about God or His son, ignore everything that everyone tells you. Just read the Bible (King James Version only). It's all there in black and white, anything else the church tells you will just confuse you because they've added their own doctrines to it.
the chocolate companies cashflow.
Easter and its customs come from ancient false religions. The same is true of Christmas customs, such as the use of a Christmas tree and laurels. The early Christians did not celebrate Christmas or Easter, nor do true Christians today. - http://bit.ly/HwzaY3
Easter is when jesus arose from the dead to save our souls the easter bunny pure fabercation
Spring: Paganism The Earth coming to life again, reproduction, fertility. .<<--..just read this answer here.....hope this may answer to your question...:)
Well if we JUST focus on Easter Sunday and not the Holy Week leading up to that, and Lent preceding that, it's the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As with all Christina holidays, it's conveniently placed at a time of year when most cultures had celebrations, so we have a few ideas from other cultures mixed in which is where we get the Easter Bunny
Jesus Christ was the son of God. Many Christians also believe that he also was the human incarnation of God, born of a woman. Jesus was put to many tests, both by man and by God, the final test being killed on the cross. Three days after he was killed, God awakened him from death. He walked the earth, met with each of his disciples, and then was raised into Heaven. <br />
Christ knew from the time he chose to be born to a woman that he would die a terrible death. He chose to live and he chose to die. By doing so, he changed the game so to speak, by promising that anyone who truly believes in him and asks forgiveness for their sins will be taken into heaven and forgiven for all of the bad things they did in life. This is a major change from what the Jews believed. According to the Old Testament, all men were judged by God and were sentenced to suffer for the sins they committed during their lives. Good men suffered none or only a little. Sinful men served eternity in Hell as punishment. <br />
After Christs sacrifice and resurrection from the dead, anyone truly believing in him and seeking forgiveness for their sins were forgiven and spent no time in Hell, or in purgatory (sorry, I do not recall what this was all called in Judaism.<br />
Hope this helps.
My thinking is its that time of year when santa piles back on the weight !