With spring well under way, April brings with it a plethora of rain that makes those colorful flowers poke through the ground. April also brings Easter, which is one of the most popular worldwide religious celebrations.
The history of Easter dates to an ancient Pagan ritual that celebrated renewed life and the change that comes with spring. In Christian culture, Easter dates to biblical times as a celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon, which occurs on or following the spring equinox on March 21. It is observed somewhere between March 21 and April 25.
Easter Sunday is often celebrated with egg hunts and rabbits. These symbols originated with the Romans who believed that all life came from eggs and that rabbits were a symbol of fertility. So, cook your ham, gather your family, and celebrate the gift of spring according to your family traditions.
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