Easter facts

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

Easter is the most sig­nif­i­cant event of the Chris­tian cal­en­dar and com­mem­o­rates the res­ur­rec­tion of Je­sus.

The date on which Easter falls varies from year to year. Easter falls on the Sun­day af­ter the ec­cle­si­as­ti­cal full moon that falls on or af­ter March 21. Easter is there­fore ob­served be­tween late March and late April and can ex­tend to early May in the East­ern Chris­tian churches.

Hot cross buns are sweet, spiced buns made with dried fruit and leav­ened with yeast. Across, the sym­bol of Christ, is placed on top of the buns. The buns are tra­di­tion­ally eaten on Good Fri­day.

Ear­lyon Easter Sun­day morn­ing, the Easter Bunny de­liv­ers choco­late Easter eggs. The rab­bit as a sym­bol of Easter seems to have orig­i­nated in Ger­many where it was first recorded in writ­ings in the 16th century.

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