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.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pancake Races - Easter Games for Kids

Pancake Races

This game everyone gathers in the center of town. The racers hold frying pans with hot pancakes still cooking in them. When the word "Go!" is said they dash to the church, flipping their pancakes as they run. They must flip their pancakes at least three times before they reach the church.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter 2010 Games - Rabbit Mask

Rabbit Mask

Another fun idea is to make a rabbit mask. All you need is paper plates, pink or black paper a small quantity for the nose and ears, cardboard and cotton balls or another soft material.

First cut out oval shapes from the cardboard this will become your bunny's ears. Next cut out the nose from the colored paper. You can also cut triangles of pink paper to make the inside of the bunny's ear. Cut two holes in the paper plate for eyes. Then paste on the ears, eyes and nose. Paste cotton balls all over the face to make the bunny look soft. There you have a bunny mask.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Easter Games - Edible Eggs

Edible Eggs

First, you'll need to hollow out the eggs. With a pin, make a hole in one end of the egg. Move the pin around to make sure you tear the membrane around the yolk. Over the sink, blow into one end of the egg until the egg is empty. Melt chocolate and pour it into the hole, filling the egg. Leave it for at least a couple hours. After the chocolate cools peel the eggshell from the egg.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Easter Games - Eggs

Egg and Spoon Races

All you need is a raw egg and a spoon. You can set standard races, obstacle courses, or relays.

Egg-Knocking Game

Every one pairs up and everyone then chooses an egg. The two partners take turns tapping their partner's egg with theirs. The first egg to crack loses and the winner goes on to challenge other winners until there is one egg left.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Easter Games - Egg Toss

Egg Toss

Another Easter game featuring eggs is the "Egg Toss," in which the point is to toss an uncooked egg between two players. The team that can do the longest toss without breaking the egg is the winner. Mothers frequently discourage this game, as it usually results in a lot of laundry.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Easter Games - Egg Bowling

Egg Bowling

Colour some boiled eggs and leave one white. Roll the white one into the centre of a room and take turns to see who can roll their egg closest to the white egg.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Easter Egg Hunts Game

Easter Egg Hunt

Adults fill little plastic eggs with toys and goodies They then hide them under bushes and in other obvious places.

On Easter morning the children of the house join in a search to locate the eggs that the Easter Bunny had hidden while they where asleep. The kids are turned loose to find them. The searching might continue through out the house with the older children helping the youngest. The aim is to find the good stuff before anyone else does. Sometimes prizes of candy are awaiting the child finding the most eggs. Easter egg hunts can are also part of a community's celebration of holiday.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Easter 2010 Games - Egg Relay

Egg Relay

This relay is done with two or three teams of four or more players. Each team lines up at the starting point. The first person in each line is given a basket with three hard-boiled eggs. When the command to start is given, the first person in each line picks up an egg and holds it under his or her chin. After an egg is taken from the basket and put under the first player's chin, the players must not touch the egg with their hands until it has been passed the egg. As soon as it is passed, the first person is to pass the second egg. When three eggs have been passed down the line, the team sits down. The first team to sit down wins the relay.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Egg Crafts - Easter Games

Egg Crafts

  1. If your parents won't let you use dyes or food coloring yet, crayons are a good alternative. Have Mom or Dad hard-boil the eggs first, and then take free rein. Scribble, make stripes or even use stickers.
  2. Another possibility is to make an egg collage. You will need sequins, glue, buttons, lace, ribbon, decals, stickers and anything else you find around the house. Simply hard-boil the egg and then start glueing on the buttons, lace, etc. It creates a very original egg.
  3. If you want to dye the eggs, but don't want to spend money on a store-bought kit, food dyes work in a pinch.
    You'll need: Food coloring, hot water, white vinegar, small bowls or cups, a slotted spoon, cooking oil and a soft cloth. Pour 1/4 tsp. food coloring in a small bowl. Add 3/4 cup hot water and 1 tbsp. vinegar. Add eggs to sit until they're the color you want. Remove with spoon and polish them with cooking oil and a soft cloth.
  4. For the true artist, sponge-painted eggs are a beautiful way to give the egg a modern, contemporary look. You'll need: Liquid tempera paint, paper cups, small pieces of foam or sponge, clothes pins and egg cups. Place the hard-boiled eggs in cups. Partially fill the cups with different colors of paint. Clip a piece of sponge to a clothes pin and dip into paper cups, using the clothes pin as a handle. Lightly dab the sponge over the top half of the egg and let dry. Turn egg over and repeat the procedure.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Easter Games - Chocolate Kiss

Chocolate Kiss

Chocolate Kiss is played with chocolate-covered marshmallows. The object of the game is to gobble up marshmallows without allowing others to smear your face with the chocolate. The winner is the person who can eat the most chocolate marshmallows with the cleanest face.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Easter Games - Easter Egg Roll

Easter Egg Roll

A group of people roll eggs down a steep incline, racing to see which egg gets to the bottom first. Since the eggs are pretty much the same, and the hill is pretty much the same, the determining factor seems to be the speed of release, making this a game that favors hyperactive kids with fast reflexes. The rules of an Easter Egg Roll are to see who can roll an egg the greatest distance or can make the roll without breaking it, usually down a grassy hillside or slope.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Easter 2010

Easter Symbols

Easter Bells
Are rung in France and Italy throughout the year but they are not rung on the Thursday before good Friday. They are silent as way to remember the death of Jesus. They are then rung on Easter Sunday as way of telling people Jesus is alive again.

The Cross
This is the symbol for the Christian religion as Jesus was nailed to a cross but then came back to life.

The Easter Lily
The lily was a reminder to the Christians of how Jesus came back to life. The white Easter Lily is used in many Easter services. It is supposed to be a symbol of the purity of the Virgin Mary.

Easter Flowers
Such as daffodil, narcissus and the tulip. Area symbol as they bloom in the spring.

Pussy Willows
These are especially picked at Easter in England and Russia. People would tap each other on the shoulders with a branch of the pussy willow for good luck.

The lamb is a symbol as people thought of Jesus as the Good Shepherd who would watch over them as they were lambs. Lambs are born in spring. The Israelites also used lamb's blood to save their firstborn in ancient Egypt.

Rabbits are reminder of spring and new life. They were the favorite animal of the spring goddess Eastre.

The Egg
These are a symbol of spring as well as Easter. They are a sign of new life.

The chicks are born from eggs and are a reminder of spring and Easter.

Candles give light in darkness. Jesus is seen as "the eternal light" showing Christians the way from death to life.

source: easterbunnys .net

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Free Easter Cards - Bunny Easter 2010

Free Easter Cards - Bunny Easter 2010
Easter Bunny Cards

Easter is here... A time for renewal of spirit, rekindling of faith and rejoicing with family and loved ones. Reach out to all those you care about and renew your family ties.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Free Easter Cards - Easter Eggs

Easter Cards - Easter Eggs
Free Easter Cards - Easter Eggs

As you celebrate and enjoy Easter, it's also the time to extend your thankfulness to friends, family and loved ones for their warm wishes. Send them an Eggs Easter ecards.

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Easter 2010 Cards

Easter 2010 Cards
Easter 2010 Cards

Easter fills us with hope, joy and warmth. It is a time to get together with friends, family and loved ones and celebrate this joyful time.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Easter 2010 Quotes

Jesus Christ is risen today,
Our triumphant holy day;
Who did once upon the cross
Suffer to redeem our loss

- From a Latin hymn of the fifteenth century

Friday, February 26, 2010

Easter Food: Biscuits

Special Easter 2010 Food - Biscuits

Easter Biscuits

The Ingredients you will need to make this are:

  • 90 grams butter
  • 1 egg separated
  • pinch salt
  • 20 grams mixed peel
  • extra castor sugar
  • 90 grams castor sugar
  • 180 grams self-raising flour
  • 40 grams currants
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or brand

  1. Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk.
  2. Sift flour and salt.
  3. Fold into creamed mixture.
  4. Add fruit, mix well.
  5. Add enough milk/brandy to make a soft dough.
  6. Knead lightly. Roll out on a floured to 5 mm thick.
  7. Cut with a fluted cutter 6cms in width and make a small hole to one side of each biscuit.
  8. Place on greased baking tray. Bake on top shelf for 10 minutes in a moderate oven. Remove from oven, brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for a further 10 minutes.

source: easterbunnys .net

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Easter Chocolate

Special Easter 2010 Chocolate

Chocolate Easter

The Ingredients you will need to make these are:

  • Marzipan
  • Silver or gold confectionary beads
  1. Roll a round lump of marzipan for the body and stick on a smaller lump for the head.
  2. Roll out two little sausage-shaped pieces, flatten them for ears, and place them on the head. Add a small round nose to the face and a little lump to the back of the body to make a tail.
  3. Use the confectionary beads for the eyes.
source: easterbunnys .net
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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Easter Recipes: Hot Cross Buns

Easter Recipes - Hot Cross Buns

The Ingredients you will need to make this are:

  • 30 grams yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 60 grams butter
  • 1 egg, neaten
  • 5 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 60 grams sultanas
  • 60 grams currants
  • 30 grams mixed peel

  1. Mix all dry ingredients with half the flour in a large bowl.
  2. Heat butter, milk and beaten egg until lukewarm.
  3. Add liquids to dry mixture and beat 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in remainder of flour until soft.
  5. Knead on slightly floured board.
  6. Cover dough in bowl with cloth and let rise for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Punch dough down and divide into 24 buns and place on greased tray and allow to rise again.
  8. Bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Put on wire rack to cool.
  10. Mix a little milk with 1/2 cup icing sugar, then brush on buns to make crosses.

source: easterbunnys .net

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Easter History: Easter Eggs

Of all the symbols associated with Easter the egg, the symbol of fertility and new life, is the most identifiable. The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries.

Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts. After they were colored and etched with various designs the eggs were exchanged by lovers and romantic admirers, much the same as valentines. In medieval time eggs were traditionally given at Easter to the servants. In Germany eggs were given to children along with other Easter gifts.

Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorating Easter eggs. Crimson eggs, to honor the blood of Christ, are exchanged in Greece. In parts of Germany and Austria green eggs are used on Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday). Slavic peoples decorate their eggs in special patterns of gold and silver.

Pysanki eggs are a masterpiece of skill and workmanship. Melted beeswax is applied to the fresh white egg. It is then dipped in successive baths of dye. After each dip wax is painted over the area where the preceding color is to remain. Eventually a complex pattern of lines and colors emerges into a work of art.

In Germany and other countries eggs used for cooking where not broken, but the contents were removed by piercing the end of each egg with a needle and blowing the contents into a bowl. The hollow eggs were died and hung from shrubs and trees during the Easter Week. The Armenians would decorate hollow eggs with pictures of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other religious designs.

For thousands of years, people thought of eggs as the symbols of new life. People also thought that the Earth itself hatched from a huge egg. So that is why the egg was chosen as the symbol of the resurrection.

Long before Jesus, people used to give each other eggs as presents. These eggs were dyed or painted in fancy colours and designs. Some of the most elaborate and beautifully designed eggs came from countries such as the Ukraine. The tool used by the Ukrainians was called a Kistka. It's a brass cone mounted on a stick. The artist filled this with wax and heats it so that the wax melts, the artist then draws patterns on the melted wax. All the designs used have a religious meaning.

Every country has its own customs. In the Northern counties of England the children go around begging for eggs and other presents and acting out the Pace egg Play, this was known as "Pace egging".

"Pace eggs" comes from the Hebrew word Pesach (Passover). In Scotland the word also appears as Peace or Paiss.

In Poland girls used to send eggs to their favorite boyfriends. Finnish children would beat the grown-ups with birch twigs until they were given eggs for ransom.

source: easterbunnys .net

Monday, February 22, 2010

Easter 2010: Easter Days

Holy Thursday
Holy Thursday also referred to as Maundy Thursday. In Europe the Christian monarchs used to wash the feet of poor people on the Thursday before Easter in memory of Jesus's Act.

Also on this day Jesus ate and drank with his followers. This meal became known as the Last Supper, because Jesus died soon after.

Good Friday
Good Friday is the commemoration of the Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus. In some countries the bells are tolled while in other countries they are silenced until Sunday. A custom also is the eating of Hot Cross Buns. Many superstitions go with hot cross buns such as they are a charm against evil and to keep indefinitely.

Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is part of the period mourning which begins on Good Friday. For Christians in countries such as Bulgaria, Greece and Poland, Hoy Saturday is a day of cooking, ready for the feasting the following day to celebrate the Resurrection.

Easter Day
Easter day is the Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus, with its promise of eternal life. A symbol of the Resurrection is the egg out of which a bird hatches.

It is an ancient tradition in Britain to climb the nearest hill to see the sunrise. In America they hold outdoor services at dawn in such places as the Hollywood Bowl. On this day it is also tradition to wear new clothes which has been carried on to the modern "Easter Parade".

There is always a Feast with various foods in different countries such as hot cross buns in Australia; simnel cake in Britain; pacoca in Brazil; Easter cakes in Finland and Italy; turkey or chicken in Lebanon; and pasenbrood in the Netherlands.

Easter Monday
Easter Monday is day of sports and games o various kinds. In Britain Football is the game played. Also the game of egg shackling in which you hold a hard-boiled egg firmly in your hand and hit against another opponents. Another is Ducking Monday.

Other Easter Days
Eastertide goes on until Whit Sunday, fifty days after Easter day. The day is also known as Pentecost. Several other days during Eastertide are; the first Sunday after Easter is known as Low Sunday. In England the Monday and Tuesday following Low Sunday are called Hocktide. Hocktide Monday is were the women bind and gag them until they pay a ransom, then on Tuesday it's the men's turn to do the same in kind to the women. This tradition is at least a thousand years old.

Easter 2010 Song: Traditional Jewish Easter Song

Jewish Easter Song

How does this night differ from all
other nights?

On all other nights we may eat
leavened and unleavened bread , and on
this night only unleavened.

On all other nights we are permitted to
eat any kind of herbs, and this night
better herbs.

On all other nights we are not required
to dig even once, and on this night we
are required to do so twice.

On all other nights we eat either sitting
upright or leaning, on this night we all

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easter Bunny Song - Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity,
Easter's on its way

Bringin' ev'ry girl and boy
A basketful of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter
Bright and gay

He's got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There's an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too. Oh!

Easter 2010 Bunny Song

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Easter 2010 Song: Christ is Risen

Christ is Risen

Christ has risen from death
Through death he defended death
And he gave life
to the dead in the graves.