Are You Ready for Easter?

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It’s time to get ready for Easter, the most important religious event for Christians and a great holiday for everyone. Celebration of Easter goes far beyond church and encompasses such household traditions as special greetings, meals, decorations and games. Most Easter customs are similar in different cultures.

Egg Decorating and Hiding

In paganism, the egg was a symbol of rebirth of the Earth in spring. Early Christians adopted the symbol with a meaning of rebirth of God’s son. A chick cracking the shell and hatching out was associated with Christ cracking his tomb and resurrecting from the dead. In the beginning, Easter eggs were dyed red to represent the blood of Christ but later people started painting eggs with different colors and designs, turning the tradition into an art. In the 19th century, the Russian artist and jeweler Peter Carl Faberge became famous making Easter eggs from precious metals and gemstones. You may want one of our lovely Faberge style eggs, or a decorative wooden Easter egg, as a holiday decoration in your home or to give as a gift to your friends or family.

Saturday before Easter is usually a day for decorating your own Easter eggs. In times past, women used to spend the whole day painting boiled eggs, but you don’t have to squander your precious time. With assorted Easter egg thermal stickers, the whole process of egg decorating will take you half an hour. All you have to do is to make hard boiled eggs, cool them off, fit a sticker over an egg and dip each one into boiling water for 2-3 seconds. You can also choose any color and design for the eggs that best suits your idea of this wonderful holiday. When the eggs are ready, they should be hidden so your children may start looking for them on Sunday morning.

Egg Rolling and Tapping

The children’s favorite part of Easter is looking for hidden eggs, and rolling or tapping them. After the hidden eggs are found, a competition may be held to see who will roll his/her egg faster than the others. Egg-tapping is another game with a very simple rule: hold an egg in the hand and tap the eggs of the others while trying to keep your own undamaged. Let the children have fun!

Easter Bread

Easter bread is a necessary attribute of the Easter table in any culture. Russian Easter bread, or kulich, is made from yeast dough with raisins, baked in the shape of a cylinder, coated with icing and decorated with colorful candies. According to an Orthodox tradition, people take their kulich and decorated eggs to church for sanctification on Easter Sunday. After the service, people offer a piece of their kulich to everyone in the church or take it home to have for lunch. Our Easter bread/Kulich will satisfy your needs in the most beautiful and delicious way.

Easter Greetings

Don’t forget about Easter greetings. According to tradition, younger people address older ones by saying “Christ is risen!” and the answer is “He is risen indeed!”

2017-07-31T12:33:12+00:00 April 4th, 2012|Categories: Cook Academy, Easter, Holidays|Tags: |Comments Off on Are You Ready for Easter?

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