Easter Traditions: Bunnies, Eggs, Whippings, and Crucifixion

The Christian holiday has many customs from around the world.

CHR Comment: This article includes a fascinating list of cultural observances that have grown up around the Christian celebration of Easter, many of which have little or nothing to do with the actual religious remembrance of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. These examples show how pre-Christian and coincidental observances can become attached to a religious holiday and can even distort or overshadow the intended message. The second article below is about secularization of Easter in the United Kingdom by refocusing the holiday on the eating of chocolate. As the religious features of a holiday fall away, the other cultural features come to the fore.

Source: Easter Traditions: Bunnies, Eggs, Whippings, and Crucifixion



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