Today is Good Friday, here in the USA, Good Friday, and Easter Monday are just regular working days. The only religious observance here is Easter Sunday. So let’s look at the meaning, and the different customs observed during Easter. We start with the word “Easter” it is named after Eastre, the Angle-Saxon goddess of Spring, and many of the Easter observances and customs are a “salute to spring” marking re-birth.

People celebrate Easter according to their beliefs and their religious denominations, Christians commemorate Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ died, and Easter Sunday as the day that he was resurrected. On Easter Sunday many children wake up to find that the Easter Bunny has left them Easter Eggs. Eggs were originally given to celebrate Easter or springtime As such, Easter eggs are common during the religious season of Easter. In Christianity, they symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, and also an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb. A bird hatches from an egg, full of life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians, is also a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave. In many parts of the world the Easter egg is beautifully decorated, photo 1 and 2 below show embroidered Easter eggs from the Ukraine, and eggs from the Czech Republic that have been decorated b y boiling with onion skins. Egg rolling is also a traditional Easter egg game, originally in the United Kingdom, and Germany,  children traditionally roll eggs down hillsides at Easter. This tradition was taken to the United States by European settlers, and continues to this day each Easter on the White House lawn, in Washington DC. And finally photo3 shows the world’s largest Easter egg, which was made in Belgium by the Guylian chocolate company in 2005. The egg by the way weighed 1200 Kilos (2646 lbs)…

1 KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA World's Biggest Easter Egg Goes On Show