Easter History

Easter History

Laniva Holloway, Section Reporter

Easter started in the 2nd century, and many celebrate Easter because it is believed that it is 3 days Jesus rose up from the dead. Easter is believed to be a Christian festival for the ones who believe in God and Jesus. Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide according to https://www.timeanddate.com. “Easter” gets its name from a pre-Christian goddess in England. Good Friday is honored in some states.

Easter is also celebrated with a bunny because it’s a symbol of moving forward and rebirth. Giving out eggs is a symbol of rebirth in different cultures.  The legend of the Easter bunny began in Germany. In the 1700’s the Easter bunny first arrived in America along with Germans who stayed in Pennsylvania. The Easter bunny is between 3 and 6 feet tall. Dyed eggs represent Jesus’s blood, and more than 16 million jelly beans will be consumed by Americans.