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Easter Holiday draws near!

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Easter Holiday is almost here, and the shops are filled with surprises and decorations!

Easter, also called Pasch (derived, through Latin: Pascha and Greek Paskha) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion.
However, other sources believe that the name for this holiday comes from much older times whose customs we’re now not all that familiar with. Many old religions had a Spring Goddess, a special deity who breathed life back into the world, both by banishing Old Man Winter and by encouraging growing things to grow and living things to mate.

Allow us to inform you briefly of some of our Easter traditions:

According to Hungarian tradition, during Easter the boys go around the town knocking on the doors to bring out the girls and douse them with buckets of water to ensure they become good wives, for this the girls reward them with painted eggs and other small gifts.

The egg is the aincent symbol of life, rebirth and fertility. In Christianity, it became a symbol of resurrection. As Christ broke the rock tomb apart upon his resurrection, so does the bird hatch destroying the egg shell holding it captured – so goes the saying.

 

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