Easter ~ ANGOL Nyelvvizsga téma

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Easter is a Christian feast that celebrates the resurrection of Christ from the dead on the third day of his crucifixion. Believers celebrate the festival on Easter Sunday, two days after Good Friday and three days after Maundy Thursday. Easter is a moving festival and does not have any date fixed for celebration; it can fall on any date from March 22 to April 25th. Some of the symbols commonly associated to Easter celebrations are bunny, egg, card, bun and sunrise service. 

Origin of Easter
Although Easter is a major Christian festival its origin can be traced back to pagan beliefs and practices. It is believed that the name Easter is derived from Eostre, the Teutonic Goddess of Spring. When the Christian church was initially converting pagans to Christianity, it was found that the pagans were reluctant to give up their own gods and festivals. To take care of this, many of the pagan practices were incorporated into Christianity, some which changed and some did not over a period of time. Some of the practices have been Christianized to a large extent though these practices have pagan roots.

Symbols of Easter
There are various symbols that have been associated with celebrations. Some of these symbols are recognized worldwide while some of them have local origin famous within the city or country. Some of these symbols have pagan origins, while some have social and some have religious associations as well. Some of the symbols are briefly described below:

Easter egg
Eggs represent the season (spring) and the new life of the plants that wake up after the winter sleep. Eggs are painted with vibrant colors generally depicting the rising sun and the northern light. Eggs are hard-boiled eggs colored with bright red to indicate the blood of Jesus that was spilled.

Easter Bunny
Bunny is a humanlike rabbit, who according to legends baskets filled with colored eggs, toys and candy to the homes of children on the previous night of Easter. The bunny hides the basket inside the house which the children have to find out after waking up on the morning of Easter. The symbol of Easter bunny is said to have originated in Germany.

Easter lily
Lily is one of the prominent symbols of celebrating this festival of resurrection. The lily flower is a symbol of purity, fertility and sanctity and it is commonly used for decoration.

by: Szigetfalvi Andi

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