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Wednesday, March 19, 2008


We are nearing Easter Sunday so soon, the most important festival for the Christians! It is this coming Sunday and my kids and me, are waiting when we'll be able to relish the yummy hot cross buns and the Easter eggs made of chocolate and marzipan.But before that comes good Friday, three days before Easter Sunday.. and this day is observed in prayers and fasting so that we are able to feel a bit of what Christ has been through, when he was crucified on the cross.

GOOD FRIDAY..
Is not a celebration day for the Christians.They believe according to Scripture, that Jesus Christ was executed by crucifixion.His body was taken down from the cross, and buried in a cave.The tomb was guarded and an enormous stone was put over the entrance, so that no-one could steal the body.Christians spend the day in prayers and fasting, and the fast is broken in the evening with hot cross buns only after a three hour service in the church which is held from noon to evening and consists of sermons, hymns, and prayers centered round Christ's "seven last words on the Cross."


EASTER SUNDAY..
is celebrated on the following Sunday.Three days after Christ was buried in tomb, after been taken down from the cross, some women visited the grave and found that the stone had been moved and that the tomb was empty.Jesus himself was seen that day by many people.His followers realised that God had raised Jesus from the dead.Since it is a happy day, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.. a well-attended service is held in the morning and the rest of the day, is spent in glory to god!

What's the story behind the Easter eggs and hot cross buns?

Easter Eggs

Amongst many of the legends told, a Polish legend tells of when Mary Magdalene went to the sepulchre to anoint the body of Jesus.She had with her a basket of eggs to serve as a repast.When she arrived at the sepulchre and uncovered the eggs, lo, the pure white shells had miraculously taken on a rainbow of colors.Since then eggs are decorated beautifully on the outside while the inside is filled with chocolate and given to children as Easter gift baskets and other gifts.decoration differs between countries and cultures and each have their own way of celebrating the festival too.

Hot cross Buns

The term "Hot Cross Bun" refers specifically to a sweet, mildly spiced bun containing currants.To modern Christians, the bun represents the cross and the crucifixion of Christ and mostly eaten only on Easter(good Friday)..

How do you celebrate the festival of Easter in your country and culture? as usual am curious to know, so please leave your comments below:)

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14 Comments:

  1. Sweetiepie said...
    hey!how is your baby doing?I hope she is doing fine now.Yesterday I was asking my hubby what' the story behind easter day and he doesn't know the answer.Thanks for sharing the story.Now i know what to tell to my kids.:)We already did the egg painting what about you.?
    nisha said...
    Alisha is fit as a fiddle now.. and thanks for your concern sweetipe pie:)

    Am so glad that i could share the story with you, though my blog, at least its of some use;)

    No, this year we will have to buy them readymade, you get them everywhere these days! i guess we will have wait until next year:)
    Lara said...
    Yum! Those buns look good! Do you have the recipe! :) LOL
    Azlynn said...
    Hmmm...The hot cross bun looks so yummy! Lovely egg painting too.. Mmm.. We were having Maulidurasul for our prophet Muhammad yesterday.
    Colorado Baby Cares said...
    WHAT A WONDERFUL BLOG YOU HAVE, SOEM VERY INTERESTING POSTS. I always appreciate peoples ideas and experiences. Glad I came by and took a closer look. Colorado Baby Cares, oh by the way isn't it wonderful having little ones around. I have 2 beautiful granddaughters.. God Bless you and have a great Resurrecton Day..
    Sameer said...
    good information.........
    bluedreamer27 said...
    hooray im back for good im now going to be active agai n hehe sorry for it took me so long here
    happy easter nisha
    bluecrystaldude said...
    happy easter day, nisha :D
    waliz said...
    hi Nisha..how are u?

    easter day...here we also celebrate it as Good Friday...i'm sorry if i wrong about this...is it the same?

    take care to all of u ok...:D
    bluedreamer27 said...
    happy easter nisha
    Rahul said...
    happy easter nisha ! have fun and save some buns for me :P

    Have a look at - www.rahulm1992.blogspot.com
    nisha said...
    Hi lara thanks for the sweet comment but no i dont have the recipe;) most prob next year ill try to get it for you;)hehe

    Hi azlynn.. nice to see you around.. know what? i celebrate two in one festivals, being a mixed religion now:)ill have to explain this later;)

    Hi colorado baby.. wow am so glad you visited and left me a comment:) yeah its great to have kids around like my two sweeties, my boy and girl.am sure your grandkids are so lucky to have such a loving grandmom like you:)

    Thanks sameer.. i hope you could be here more often;)

    Hi bluedreamer.. happy belated easter to you.wish you had a great day! am so glad your back, so i can read your interesting posts:)

    Hi bluecrystaldude.. thanks so much for wishing me:)

    Hi waliz.. good friday and easter sunday are not the same, though both days are connected:) too bad i couldnt get the mesage across to you.. but never mind:)

    good friday was the day jesus died, this is why christians mourn on this day.. on the following sunday he has risen from the dead and sent to heaven which is a happy day and time for celebration.

    Thanks rahul.. i have saved some, come get it next year;) hehehe
    aor said...
    Wish you all the best for you and your baby, hoping and praying for the best of health ... see you around on your next blog and the updated post of your baby's pic ...
    nisha said...
    Thanks aor.. for your kind thoughts for me and my baby, i wish the same for you.i will update babys pic soon:)

    i hope i can take the next blog to rank 4 too:)

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