What is Easter Egg Hunt? Know more about the popular tradition

Easter customs vary from one country to another. Some churches begin Easter with midnight Mass on Holy Saturday or Easter Eve. Other examples of non-religious Easter customs include the pursuit of wealth such as the search for Easter eggs. Here's what it's all about


What is an Easter Egg Hunt? Learn more about popular culture 
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Easter customs vary from one country to another. Some churches begin Easter with midnight Mass on Holy Saturday or Easter Eve. Holy Saturday, or the day before Easter Sunday, is the last day of Lent - a period of 40 days when believers fast and abstain while many churches hold sunrise services to mark the beginning of the day of Passover.


Easter is celebrated with rejoicing and the preceding Sunday is called the Palm Sunday, which marks the arrival of Jesus at Jerusalem. Various churches began the celebration late Saturday with a religious service called the Easter Vigil and non-religious celebrations include the custom of Easter eggs, fertility and birth and the Easter rabbit that brings babies chocolates and sweets on Sunday morning.


Eating chocolate eggs, however, is a relatively recent tradition, dating to France and Germany in the 19th century. Like Father Christmas, which brings good gifts to children, the Easter rabbit brings good boys and girls chocolate. The now-famous Easter rabbit originated in Germany and was first mentioned in German literature in the 17th century.

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