Easter eggs, baby animals and baby chicks signify new life, the rabbit, or hare, reminds us of the abundant life and spring. The white blossoms (lilies) symbolize the purity of Jesus. The cross symbolizes Jesus’ victory over death. Easter hats & wearing new clothes for Easter indicates new life offered through the death and reappearance of Jesus. Hot cross buns have a cross of icing on the top to remind people of Christ. Candles stand for Jesus, "the light of the world". Pretzels, a food eaten during lent, the twisted shaped denotes arms crossed in prayer. The Butterfly is one of the significant symbols of Easter. Its whole life cycle is meant to symbolize the life of Jesus Christ. The first stage is the caterpillar, which stands for His life on Earth. Second phase begins from the cocoon stage, portraying the crucifixion and funeral of Jesus. The third and final stage is the butterfly, representing His raising from the dead in a glorified body and peace.
All these things are the sign of love and affection for Jesus Christ, on this unique occasion of Easter. Easter SMS plays a striking role in greeting your loved ones. The grand occasion that reminds you of the golden and crimson eggs and chocolate bunnies, the hot cross buns, is also a springtime festival. As if the Almighty had chosen this glorious season for the reappearance and adoration of Jesus Christ, the son of mother Marry
Throughout the country Easter is celebrated as a great spring holiday. People lay tables for Easter dinner with enchanting embellishment of colored eggs and early flowers. Sweetbread stuffed with raisins and currant, is one of the favorite dishes of the Easter dinner. Many families arrange for an Easter hunt in their homes or gardens to see who can find the most eggs on Easter Sunday morning. They then share a meal with their relatives, by inviting them via Easter SMS, or other means. Traditionally this has consisted of roast lamb, beef or chicken with roasted vegetables like potatoes, carrots, pumpkin.
Easter is enjoyed by exchange of Easter Eggs and other nifty gifts. Gift range may vary from anything between money, clothes, chocolate or go on holidays together. Some people make Easter bonnets or baskets, which have things like daffodils in them or mini eggs. Children sometimes go to a local community center to enter an Easter bonnet competition to see whose bonnet is the best and the winner gets an Easter egg.
In Africa, Easter has a social facet as well as a spiritual one. At Easter, families come together. They share special food with Christians and non-Christians indulging in boiled or roasted rice with meat or chicken. In some places, the people remain around the church after gathering and sit in their small Christian society to continue the celebration of eating and drinking, as ceremonial dances and entertainments continue around them.
The purpose of this contentment and carnival is to spread love, peace, brotherhood and tranquility, all over the world via SMS, e-mails or telephones.