An Easter Egg Hunt for Jesus by Susan JonesThe perfect book for young boys and girls to celebreate the Easter holiday, learning the meaning of Easter and the love of Jesus through a story of lovable forest animals
A quiet forest wakes up from its winter sleep. Buds blossom and trees stretch their branches—spring is here! All the animals are excited for the season of rebirth, because it means Easter is soon to come! Little Bunny and his friends get ready for the special and important day with an Easter egg hunt. But when Little Bunny makes a mistake that makes him think he’s ruined all the fun, his friends and family come together to help him understand the meaning of Easter—a celebration of Jesuss resurrection and the new life He offers us.
An Easter Egg Hunt for Jesus features the same adorable forest creatures met in the heartwarming Christmas storybooks, A Birthday Party for Jesus and Everyone Is Invited to Christmas.
Beautifully illustrated by Lee Holland, this picture book will offer young children a fun, relatable story of a little rabbit who makes a mistake and learns how disappointment can transform into hope.
Easter Eggs: History, Origin, Symbolism And Traditions (PHOTOS)
Easter Sunday is a religious holiday to some and a family holiday for others, but how did the bunny get involved? There's no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. Neither is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with scrumptious Easter goodies. And real rabbits certainly don't lay eggs. Why are these traditions so ingrained in Easter Sunday? And what do they have to do with the resurrection of Jesus?
The most prominent secular symbol of the Christian holiday, the Easter bunny reportedly was introduced to America by the German immigrants who brought over their stories of an egg-laying hare. The decoration of eggs is believed to date back to at least the 13th century, while the rite of the Easter parade has even older roots. Other traditions, such as the consumption of Easter candy, are among the modern additions to the celebration of this early springtime holiday. The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. Eventually, the custom spread across the U. Additionally, children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping. Easter is a religious holiday, but some of its customs, such as Easter eggs, are likely linked to pagan traditions.
Easter is a religious holiday celebrating Christ's rising, but some of the Easter customs, such as the Easter egg, are most likely derived from pagan traditions. While for Christians the egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ representing his emergence from the tomb, the egg has been a symbol since before Christians even began celebrating Jesus' resurrection. The ancient Egyptians, Persians, Phoenicians, and Hindus all believed the world began with an enormous egg, thus the egg as a symbol of new life has been around for eons.
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How Eggs Became Part of the Easter Tradition
You know Easter is coming. Since the s, the Christian holiday of Easter, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, has gained secular acceptance in America. There are parades, parties, and elaborate egg hunts—even the White House gets in on the action with its own annual egg hunt on the lawn. While Easter traditions vary, one account says that the Easter bunny brings lucky children treats before dawn on Easter morning. So for children in the West—particularly in the United States—the Easter bunny has become one of the most recognized symbols of this Christian holiday. Taken together, the crucifixion and resurrection form the central events of the Christian faith.