Como foi a Páscoa de vocês? Temos certeza de que a Páscoa dos alunos FISK – Praia Grande foi muito mais doce com os nossos ovinhos de chocolate, não é verdade?
Mas, afinal, por que temos o costume de presentear as pessoas com ovos na Páscoa? Let’s learn a bit about some elements present on this date.
Why do we give eggs at Easter?
Easter is a Christian festival. For Christians the custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. Christians remember that Jesus, after dying on the cross, rose from the dead. They believe that, through his resurrection, Jesus defeated death and sin and offers people the promise of eternal life if they follow his teachings.
What were the first Easter eggs like?
The first eggs given at Easter were birds eggs. These eggs were painted in bright colours to give them further meaning as a gift. We still paint bird eggs today but usually only chicken eggs.
An Anglo-Saxon legend – the Easter bunny and eggs
An Anglo-Saxon legend tells how the Saxon goddess Eostre found a wounded bird and transformed it into a hare, so that it could survive the Winter. The hare found it could lay eggs, so it decorated these each Spring and left them as offering to the goddess.