In terms of more recent traditions the character that we in the West would call the “Easter Bunny”, in our minds, is often a big, almost lifelike, character. A giant loveable and friendly white bunny who is as real as Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
Another Easter adaptation of a Christmas tradition is to bake Easter cookies just as you would make Christmas cookies. Instead of red, green, and gold sprinkles, simply decorate egg-shaped sugar cookies with pastel sprinkles and icing.
Just like every other holiday, Easter comes with its own universal traditions and its own family traditions, most people creating an easy blend of both. The Easter egg, a simple and logical representation of everything new, has been hidden for children for centuries.
Some people attribute the Easter traditions that we celebrate to Paganism and their rites of passage and re-birth in the spring while others remark that it was Mary Magdalene that presented the first Easter egg after Christ’s resurrection, painting it red to symbolize the blood of Christ. Either way, the egg represents life, newness, the ability to break from a living death and become a spirit of wholeness and honor.
Easter Mass is a timeless tradition that dates back almost to the death of Christ. It celebrates the resurrection and offers hope and glory for millions and millions of Catholics throughout the world.
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