Easter is a Christian celebration commemorating Jesus Christ's resuscitation from his death and has profound religious significance for Christians worldwide. Aside from its religious significance, Easter is associated with many fascinating facts and evolved rituals. Let's look at some of these fantastic Easter facts.  

 Easter Bunnies

Giving and looking for Easter eggs is one of the most prominent Easter traditions. But did you ever wonder why eggs are linked with Easter? The egg signifies new life and fertility, presumably representing Jesus Christ's resurrection. Historically, Christians refrained from consuming eggs during Lent, fasting and repentance preceding Easter. Eggs hatched during that time were boiled to preserve them and decorated and given as gifts during Easter. 

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The Easter eggs

Delivering eggs is a widespread practice in many nations. The concept of the Easter Bunny's appearance can be dated back to early pagan rituals honouring spring's start. Rabbits and hares were seen as fertility and new life emblems, and Christians integrated that symbolism into the Easter celebration over time. In the 18th century, the idea of the Easter Bunny giving eggs to children on Easter Sunday became a common tradition.

 Easter Hats

Putting on Easter hats is a centuries-old Easter tradition. The custom of wearing new clothes on Easter and incredibly lavish hats dates back to the Middle Ages when people dressed up to celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection. In the United States, the wearing and exhibition of decorative bonnets during Easter became popular in the late 19th century and is still a cherished tradition in many parts of the world. 

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are deliciously spiced buns usually consumed on Good Friday, the day Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion. These rolls are baked with currants or raisins, spices, and a sweet glaze and are decorated with a cross that is thought to depict the crucifixion. Hot Cross Buns have been eaten on Good Friday since the Middle Ages and are now a favourite Easter dessert in many nations. 


 The Easter Parade is a popular custom in numerous regions of the world. Easter parades are held on Easter Sunday in nations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, where people dress up in their best attire and walk through the streets in procession.