Hippity, hop! Easter Day takes place this Sunday, 24th April 2011 and it’s one of the most important and oldest festivals of the Christian Church where the people celebrate the resurrection of Christ. In Asia, Easter Day is celebrated on a wide scale in the Philippines.
What comes to mind when you think of Easter? For us, we think of colourful Easter eggs and of course the famous Easter bunny which is why we’ve prepared new Koolgifts for you to send out to your friends on Koolred:
On the morning of Easter Sunday, children will wake up to find that the ‘Easter Bunny’ has left them baskets of sweet treats. Usually the bountiful baskets will be filled with treats like hollow chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and chocolate Easter eggs.
The Easter Bunny or Easter Hare, is actually a symbol of new life and rebirth. There is a legend of a poor German woman leaving decorated colourful eggs for her children to find. As soon as the hidden eggs were found by the children, a large bunny was seen hopping away. This ancient legend is thought to be the root of the Easter Bunny we know and love today.
Another tradition during Easter is a fun Easter Egg Hunt organized specially for the kids. Parents or adults will hide Easter eggs (most of the time chocolate ones) all over the garden or in the house and ask the kids to hunt for it.
Annually, the White House in the United States of America will host an Easter Egg Hunt and the traditional Easter Egg Roll for families. The customary Egg Roll game is a children race where they will push a hard-boiled, decorated egg through the grass with a long-handled spoon.