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Home > Article > Traditions & Symbols of Easter
 
Traditions & Symbols of Easter
 
 
There are many traditions and symbols related to Easter. The most visible symbol of Easter is the Easter bunny with his Easter eggs. Other symbols of Easter include chicks, lilies, sunrise services, and new clothes.
 
The Cross
The Cross is the symbol of the Crucifixion, as opposite to the Resurrection. However, at the Council of Nicaea, in 325 AD, Constantine decreed that the Cross was the official symbol of Christianity. The Cross is not only a symbol of Easter, but it is more widely used as a symbol of the faith.
 
Easter Eggs
The Easter eggs represent the beginning of a new life. This was symbolic of the beginning of spring which brought with it a new life for flora and fauna.
An ancient Christian legend has it that Mary giving the eggs to Roman soldiers and begging them not to kill her son. Then, Easter eggs became a popular gift to give on Easter to bring luck and welfare to the family.
Today, children hunt colored eggs and place them in Easter baskets along with the modern version of real Easter eggs which made of plastic or chocolate candy.
 
Easter Bunny / Rabbits
Rabbits represent fertility and the rebirth. Spring is a time when the earth is literally reborn. Barren fields become lush green, trees get new foliage and flowers and fruits to be plentiful. The Easter bunny is definitely the most beloved symbol of Easter and extremely popular with children.
 
Easter Lily
The white lily is thought to be pure as Jesus Christ and a symbol of the purity of the new life that comes from being resurrected.
 
Other Symbols of Easter
A new Easter outfit symbolizes a new life. It stands for shedding the old and welcoming the new. Sunrise services are more of an event that happened in the days when people woke up at the crack of dawn. It was a way to welcome the light after a long, dark winter. Some churches still hold sunrise services
 
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