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What Easter Stands For
Easter is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection. Many refer to Easter as the rebirth of Jesus, his death to our sins, and his victory over death.
Easter celebrates the end of Jesus’s life on earth and his continued presence in our lives. The Easter season lasts for forty days, from Holy Thursday to Pentecost Sunday.
During this time, many churches have Easter services where they celebrate Jesus’s resurrection with hymns, egg hunts, and breakfast foods. Some also have processions with statues of Mary and Jesus.
There are many ways to celebrate Easter, so find one that speaks to you and enjoy!
Some people choose to abstain from meat on Good Friday or during Lent in commemoration of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. This tradition comes from the New Testament where early Christians were told not to eat meat as it was expensive and could be given to those who were weaker or needy.
The most fundamental idea behind Easter is that it represents new life. Specifically, Easter commemorates the day Jesus rose from the dead, proving that he was the Son of God and fulfilling his promise to give us eternal life.
But this new life isn’t available through Jesus alone. Easter also represents new life that you can find through faith in Christ.
He died so that you could have a relationship with him and live with him forever in heaven. By putting your faith in him, he gives you a new start and renewal.
However, Easter isn’t just about Jesus – it’s about what he did for us. It’s about our salvation, not his own. Therefore, although Easter is a great time to celebrate Christ’s resurrection, you don’t have to wait until April to do so.
Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is the Son of God, and he died for our sins. His death was the ultimate sacrifice, and it was paid in full when he rose from the dead after three days.
Jesus rose on Easter, which is why this holiday is named after this event. His followers saw him before his Ascension into heaven, and they were able to touch him and hear him. This proved that he was alive!
His death paid for our sins, or what separates us from God. When we believe in him and accept that he paid our sin debt, then we are forgiven and go to heaven when we die.
There are many ways to celebrate Easter, but all of them have some element of faith in Jesus as the key element.
Jesus was crucified
The cross is the symbol most people associate with Easter. Most bunnies will have some sort of chocolate Easter egg, which represents the resurrection of Jesus.
Jesus died a mortal death, but was resurrected, or brought back to life. This is what Easter celebrates- the fact that Jesus died for our sins and was resurrected 3 days later.
Many Christians believe that his death on the cross paid for our sins so that we can be forgiven and go to heaven when we die. Other Christians believe that his death on the cross wasn’t just for our sins, but also it was a demonstration of his love for us. Both of these beliefs lead to celebration!
Some people do not celebrate Easter because they do not believe in Jesus or they may not agree with what Easter stands for.
Eggs represent new life
The connection between Easter and eggs dates back to the very origin of Easter. As explained before, the timing of Easter is based on the calendar of the Jewish people.
Eggs have long been a symbol of new life, and so they became associated with Easter as well. Since Christians believe Jesus was the ultimate new life, it only made sense to include the symbolism of eggs as well.
In fact, some communities still hold an egg hunt as part of their festivities. This is because they want to emphasize the new life that Jesus provides through his death and resurrection.
However, in recent years there has been some criticism regarding this association. Some have argued that it may not be inclusive to people who are vegan or have allergies. As such, some groups are beginning to use different symbols to represent new life during this time.
Easter Bunny represents new life
Even the name Easter comes from the ancient goddess Eastra. In ancient times, Easter was celebrated at the spring equinox, March 21. This date marks the start of spring and the rising of the sun.
Since Jesus rose on March 27, Christians moved Easter to that date. For over a thousand years, Easter has been celebrated on April 1st in Ireland and Scotland. This is due to their use of the Roman calendar, which had March 31 as the last day of March and April 1 as the first day of April.
In America, chocolate bunnies and carrots are common Easter gifts, representing Jesus’s resurrection. The chocolate bunny symbolizes new life as it is a reminder of how God gave Moses magic wax tablets and led them out of Egypt into a promised land filled with honey and chocolate!
Carrots also have spiritual significance- they remind people that Jesus is the ‘good snack’ that gives you eternal life.
Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. It marks the end of his life on Earth and his entrance into heaven. It also marks the end of death and the start of new life.
The Easter season typically begins in late February and ends with Easter Sunday, which is the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This is when spring officially begins, so it’s no surprise that Easter is tied to springtime celebrations.
Many cultures celebrate fertility and rebirth during this time, which is why there are so many Easter baskets filled with candy and other treats. The celebration of Christ’s resurrection overshadowed these other traditions, however.
Easter isn’t just for Christians, though. Many non-Christians enjoy the holiday for its associations with new life—both as a symbol of Jesus’ rising from the dead and as a reminder to live healthier lives.
Chocolate eggs represent new life
Easter is a celebration of new life, and the significance of Easter lies in Jesus’ death and resurrection.
The Easter bunny is not specifically mentioned in the Bible, but it may have some roots in pagan traditions. Many believe the Easter bunny comes from the Greek god Hareton, who had a hare as his symbol and was associated with spring.
Eggs are one of the most prominent symbols of Easter. Chocolate eggs in particular have become a big part of the holiday. They represent new life, as they are a symbol of the resurrection.
Egg dyeing has become a popular activity for families to do together on Easter.