- What was your first impression of Easter?
- How do the people in your country celebrate Easter?
- symbol /SIM-buhl/
- link /lingk/
- rebirth /ree-BURTH/
- engraved /en-GREYVD/
- decorative /DEK-er-uh-tiv/
[noun] – something that is used to represent a quality or idea
The dragon is commonly known as a symbol of power.
[verb] – to make a connection between two or more people, things, or ideas
Experts say that cutting down trees is linked to climate change.
[noun] – a new period of growth of something
People consider spring as the season of rebirth.
[adjective] – (of an object or substance, such as silver, crystal, etc) having had a design cut into it
Scientists have discovered engraved crystals in the cave.
[adjective] – made to look attractive
These curtains are for decorative purposes only.
Easter eggs are created by the Easter bunny based on the mythological Osterhase, a 17th-century German egg-laying hare. Until the 1920s, only Jutland and the Danish island of Langeland had followed the tradition. The rabbit’s historical use as a symbol of fertility links to its importance in Easter, which takes place in the spring, the season of rebirth and new life. Easter egg hunts are a popular Easter Sunday tradition these days. On Easter Sunday, the Easter Bunny visits Scandinavian homes and hides chocolate eggs in gardens or parks for children to find. Cadbury’s launched the modern chocolate Easter egg in 1875, two years after J.S. Fry & Sons of England ideated the first chocolate egg. Meanwhile, decorating eggs is actually rather ancient, as proven by 60,000-year-old ornamented and engraved ostrich eggs recovered in Africa. Decorative eggs have been used as an Easter tradition since the 13th century.
By the end of the 20th century, Easter eggs could have represented any hidden surprise. But the real item, whether shaped by delectable chocolate or actual eggs, continues to excite every Easter.
- What is the Easter bunny based on?
- Until when had Jutland and the Danish island of Langeland followed the Easter tradition?
- What does the Easter bunny do on Easter Sunday?
- When was the first modern chocolate egg introduced?
- Since when have decorative eggs been used as an Easter tradition?
- Have you ever celebrated Easter? Why or why not?
- Are there any special foods associated with Easter in your country? Please tell me more about it.
- Which among Easter egg hunts, eating chocolate eggs, and decorating eggs would you enjoy the most and why?
- Do you think Easter activities will make children more active and improve their social skills/talents?
- Should Easter traditions be done worldwide? Why or why not?