Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Happy Easter 2011 !
Easter is important Christian holidays. Resurrection of Jesus Christ forms the main theme of the Easter Holiday.The Western Easter day, which is also known as the Easter Sunday will be celebrated on April 24th, 2011.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is the date of the annual celebration of Christ's resurrection. The aim of the Easter Dating Method is to maintain, for each Easter Sunday, the same season of the year and the same relationship to the preceding astronomical full moon that occurred at the time of His resurrection in 30 A.D.

Orthodox churches celebrate their Easter always on the basis of the Julian calendar and the "19 Paschal Full Moon dates" table. The dates for Orthodox Easter Sunday shown above are for the Gregorian calendar equivalent, i.e. the calendar used today in the UK. The Julian calendar date Thursday October 4, 1582 was followed by the Gregorian calendar date Friday October 15, 1582. The 10 dates October 5 to 14 were removed.

In some years the Orthodox Easter Sunday occurs on the same day as the Western Easter Sunday.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter Craft

Easter Basket Craft
This craft is really a fun for the kids as a part of their Easter activity. Change a strawberry basket into a colorful Easter basket - just the thing for sprouting Easter grass in, or it can also be used for housing a cotton ball chick, and making a small centerpiece.

Materials Required
  • Strawberry basket
  • Pipe cleaners for handle
  • Colored paper or ribbon strips
  • Scissors
  • Grass, shredded paper etc. to fill the basket
How To Make
  1. Knit strips of paper or ribbon in and out of the holes in the basket.
  2. Then make the handle out of pipe cleaners, if desired.
  3. Fill the basket with some Easter 'grass' or shredded paper, and then add some small goodies.
  4. Now you will be in a position of growing some real Easter grass in your Easter basket.
source: happyeaster .org .uk

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

When Is Easter 2010?

When Is Easter?

Easter and the associated holidays do not fall on fixed dates because they follow the Jewish Lunar Calendar and not the Solar Gregorian Calendar. Generally the first Sunday after the full moon that falls on or just after Spring Equinox is fixed as Easter. Easter, thus, may occur on any date between 22nd March and April end.

Still, there is difference of opinion between the churches of the West and orthodox churches of the East, which are deeply prejudiced by the old traditions. In the year 1997, the World Council of Churches put a suggestion to restructure the methods of determining the date of Easter to remove this difference of dates in the Western and the Eastern Churches. Even if this reform was to be implemented since 2001, it failed due to lack of support from these churches.

Easter Calendar 2010
April 04 - Easter Sunday (Western)
February 17- Ash Wednesday

source: happyeaster .org .uk

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Easter Gift Ideas for Kids

  1. Easter Stuffed/Plush Toys, Beanies (chicks, bunnies, etc.)
  2. Easter Story Books
  3. Egg-shaped gifts like pendants, key rings etc.
  4. Easter Bunny-themed Gift Baskets
  5. Easter and Bible Videos and Audios
  6. Chocolate and Candy Eggs and Bunnies
  7. Easter Egg Decorating Kits
  8. Easter Themed Mugs
  9. Easter Themed Toys
  10. Easter Themed Utilities
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Special Easter 2010 Games

Ducking Monday

In some countries Easter Monday is refered to as "Ducking Monday". The reason was that on this day young girls were thrown in ponds or lakes. The girls were expected to find this funny. They were told it would make them better wives and also that they were more likely to have children.

Chalk Sunday

The Sunday before Lent was known as Chalk Sunday because it was on this day that children would run up to unmarried people as they walked to or from church and put cahlk markings on their clothes.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Easter 2010 Games - Egg Cracking

Egg Cracking

In Lebanon children take their egg cracking games very seriously. They test the eggs first by knocking them against their eye tooth, and then they choose the best egg to use for the contest. The contestants must agree beforehand on how much of their eggs will be covered by their hands as revealing a large part of your egg's shell is much more risky. The games begins with the contestants trying to crack the pointed ends of each other's eggs. The person who loses must then turn his or her egg upside down. If you carck both ends of someone's egg, then you win the egg.

In the Netherlands the older children have eiertikken or egg cracking contests.

In Zurich children carrying Easter eggs meet in the square where a contest is held to find the hardest egg. Some dye their eggs, others leave them plain. One contestant holds the egg with the end pointed and waits while the opposing contestant attempts to crack it with the pointed end of another egg. Then the positions are reversed while the contestants test the flat ends of the eggs. The winner takes the egg which has both ends cracked.

Another game is played with coins and eggs. This is called Eiertutshen. A coin is thrown at the egg in order to break it. If the coin does not stick in the egg, the money is lost. If it does, the thrower wins the egg. Some children swap eggs to find the ones with the hardest ends.