Easter Day

Easter has many traditions, some of which are fun and quirky, while others are more serious. All of them, however, are interesting and serve as significant parts of celebrating the holiday.

  • History of Easter

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    You probably already knew about Easter's Christian roots. The theological aspect of the holiday is certainly significant. Did you know, though, that Easter has some roots in paganism as well? It's true; like Christmas, Easter is partly an adaptation of an ancient pagan festival....

  • The Easter Meal

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 2, 2010

    Much of your Easter celebration will be all about the food, so get helpful tips on creating a memorable feast. Easter is a feast holiday. Though not everyone observes the religious aspects of this day, it is pretty safe to say that everyone eats on it. If you are hosting an...

  • Tracking Down the Easter Bunny

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    It's almost impossible to see any Easter decoration that doesn't include a smiling rabbit surrounded by colored eggs, candy, and other Easter symbols. Well, that rabbit is perhaps the most recognized Easter symbol of all - the Easter Bunny. Although it is such a huge part of the...

  • Easter Traditions

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Easter, just like every other major holiday, has developed many traditions throughout its existence. Many of these traditions are fun and quirky, while others are more serious. All of them, however, are interesting and serve as significant parts of celebrating the holiday. Easter...

  • Easter Traditions Around the World

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Easter has been celebrated throughout the world for centuries. Over time, as the holiday has spread, different countries have developed unique ways of celebrating. Below are some of the more noteworthy Easter celebrations and traditions from around the globe. Greece While many...

  • Easter Symbols

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    There are many symbols associated with the holiday of Easter. While many of these symbols, like the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs, are well known and recognized, their meanings aren't always as familiar. The examples below highlight the meaning of some of the most famous Easter...

  • Easter Eggs

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Eggs have long been a symbol of life, reproduction, and fertility, since they bring about life in the form of newly hatched birds. Eggs are also tied in with the arrival of spring. Ancient Zoroastrians would celebrate the vernal equinox (first day of spring) by painting eggs....

  • Hosting an Easter Celebration

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Being a host on Easter Sunday isn't always an easy task, but if can be if you keep your options open and create some fun activities for your guests to enjoy.

  • Decorating Your Home for Easter

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on March 31, 2010

    Learn all about incorporating Easter colors and symbols into your decor for the holiday to liven up your home! Easter is such a happy time of year that you may feel the urge to decorate, even if you aren't having any kind of celebration in your home. In addition to its religious...

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