What is Easter Day and When we Celebrate it

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after being crucified, as related in the New Testament of the Bible. It is the most important celebration of the Christian Church.

This Year will be held on April 9, 2023 is Easter Sunday. Normally, it is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of spring.

The why of the Easter bunny

The origin of the Easter rabbit dates back to the pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon festivities, when the rabbit was the symbol of fertility and was associated with the goddess Easter, to whom the month of April was dedicated and the honor of the Easter festivities. spring among the peoples of northern Europe. With the passage of time, the figure of the Easter rabbit was included and adapted to Easter.

Tell your child the legend of the Easter bunny

This curious legend tells that, when they put Jesus in the tomb that Joseph of Arimathea had given them, there was a rabbit hidden inside the cave, which, very scared, saw how all the people entered, cried and was sad because Jesus had died.

The rabbit stayed there looking at the body of Jesus when they put the stone that closed the entrance and he saw him and he saw him wondering who would be that Lord whom all the people loved so much.

Thus he spent a long time looking at it; All day and a whole night passed, when suddenly the rabbit saw something surprising: Jesus got up and folded the sheets with which they had wrapped him. An angel removed the stone that covered the entrance and Jesus came out of the cave more alive than ever!

The rabbit understood that Jesus was the Son of God and decided that he had to warn the whole world and all the people who were crying, that they no longer had to be sad because Jesus had risen.

Since rabbits cannot speak, it occurred to him that if he brought them a painted egg, they would understand the message of life and joy, and he did so.

Since then, legend has it that the rabbit goes out every Easter Sunday to leave colored eggs in all the houses to remind the world that Jesus was resurrected and we must live joyfully.

Fuente: Guía Infantil