Osterbrunnen
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German tradition of the Fichtelgebirge region (the decorating of fountains for Easter with lily stylized flowers and painted eggs) dates back to the Huguenot settlement (reference article in the local press Frankenpost dating Easter 2007). However the origin of this … Read More

Easter Bunny
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Easter Bunny is an imaginary creature who, according to tradition, distributes, on the eve of Easter morning, a major celebration of Christianity, the colored or chocolate “Easter eggs”. This messenger is represented by a rabbit in the English-speaking regions, but … Read More

Games and traditions with Easter eggs
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Egg hunting The “egg hunt” is an old tradition. In Alsace, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, in most Länder, Easter eggs are brought by the Easter bunny (Osterhase). In fact, the rabbit, very prolific in the spring, is probably a symbol … Read More

History of Easter eggs
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The red eggs (Easter eggs from Belarus, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Belarusian_Easter_Eggs.jpg) The custom of the Easter egg was found among Coptic Christians from the late fifth century, it is perhaps in memory of ardent eggs (ova ignita) with which the martyrs were tortured … Read More

Origins of Easter eggs
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The Easter egg is a Christian symbol, specially decorated for the holiday, and usually remaining edible. Traditionally it is a colorful hard boiled chicken egg, now it is often an sugar or chocolate egg. In Belgium, as in France, it … Read More

Paschal Triduum
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(Christ Washing the Feet of the Apostles by Meister des Hausbuches, 1475 (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)) Paschal Triduum (literally “three days”), extends from the evening of Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday morning, a three-day during which the Church celebrate the famous Passion, … Read More

Pastiera
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Pastiera is an Italian dessert from the province of Naples. This is a cake that is traditionally eaten during the Easter period. It is an Italian “traditional food product”. Origins Mythical origin Legend says that the siren Partenope, the symbol … Read More

Ash Wednesday
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Observed by: Many Western Christians Type: Christendom Observances: Holy Mass, Service of worship, Divine Service, Divine Liturgy, Placing of ashes on the head Date: Wednesday in seventh week before Easter (March 5 in 2015, February 18 in 2016) Frequency: Annual For … Read More

Easter Monday
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Easter Monday is the next day of Easter, so the date is variable. In 2015, it is Monday, April 6, and in 2016 it will be on March 28. Easter runs from the first centuries, all throughout the week following … Read More

Easter Water
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Collecting Water Easter is a ritual of Easter. Picking the Easter Water This picking has to be made in the early Easter Sunday morning at sunrise or during the last few minutes before dawn. This water is dipped into a … Read More

Paschal candle
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The paschal candle is a large candle, often decorated with a red cross, blessed and turned on at the beginning of the solemn celebration of the Easter Vigil, Easter night, during which Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In … Read More

Popular Easter festivals and traditions
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(Holy Week procession in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.) Many customs dating back to ancient times designed to accommodate the return of spring attached themselves to Easter. The egg is the symbol of germination occurs in early spring. Similarly, the hare … Read More

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