Easter is the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.It is held between March 21 and April 25, onthe first Sunday after the first full moon.Easter eggs are decorated eggs that are used to celebrate Easter. Traditionally, chicken eggs were dyed and painted, but modern-daycustom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with sweets such as jellybeans or chocolates.
There's no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. So why are these traditions so ingrained in Easter Sunday? And what do they have to do with the resurrection of Jesus? Well, nothing.the origin of the celebration — and the Easter bunny — can be traced back to 13th century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal's high reproduction rate.The first Easter bunny legends were documented in the 1500s. By 1680, the first story about a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them in a garden was published. These legends were brought to the United States in the 1700s when German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania Dutch country, according to the University of Florida's Center for Children.