There are many traditions in my cultures that celebrate Resurrection Sunday. Here are some of the traditions we still practice. In times not long ago people had to practice their faith in secrecy. These are just a few of the more popular ones.
Easter eggs & baby chicks– Eggs and chicks symbolize new life. Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times. An egg also is a symbol of the rock tomb out of which Christ emerged when he arose again. The chick, hatching out of the egg, symbolizes new life or re-birth.
Easter bunny – The rabbit, or hare, was a symbol of abundant new life in ancient times, and reminds us of spring and new life.
Easter Lilies– The white blossoms symbolize the purity of Jesus. Lilies, emerging from the earth in the spring, also symbolize new life and the resurrection of Christ. All About Easter Lilies.
The lamb – Represents Jesus, “the Lamb of God”.
The cross – Symbolizes Jesus’ victory over death.
Hot Cross Buns– Hot cross buns have a cross of icing on the top to remind people of Christ.
Pretzels – A food eaten during Lent- the twisted shaped symbolizes arms crossed in prayer.
Make sure to read: Easter Morning Proclamation Tim Bowman Jr Free
Now you know why you eat some things.
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