Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that happened on the third day after Good Friday, the day of his crucifixion. The day of Resurrection is called Easter Sunday. The cross is a symbol of crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. In somecountries, especially in the UK, during Easter season, people eatbiscuits called “hot cross buns”.The lamb is another Easter symbol associated with Jesus. He isoften referred to, in scriptures, as the “Lamb of God” whosacrifices his life for all mankinds eternal life. "Hot cross buns"Lights, candles and bonfires mark celebrations in manycountries. Roman Catholics often put the candles in the church out on Good Friday andlight them again on Easter Day. Eggs are a symbol of the new life that returns to nature at Easter time. The custom of exchanging eggs began long before Easter was celebrated. It was a custom of the Egyptians and the Persians. They exchanged eggs decorated in Spring colours. In England, in the 1800s they began writing messages and dates on their eggs and exchanging them with friends and loved ones. Another symbol of Easter in some countries is the rabbit: in Germany and in the States they say that the Easter Bunny brings the eggs on Easter Sunday. In Italy children usually receive chocolate eggs onEaster: in the morning parents usually spread theseeggs all around the house, and children go look forthem when they wake up. Chocolate eggs usuallycontain a small surprise. The same tradition alsoexists in France.In Greece, there are outdoor banquets on EasterSunday. People prepare barbecued lamb, eggs, bread, An Italian "Uovo disalads, and Easter cake, and spread all this delicious Pasqua" (Chocolate Easterfood on long tables for everyone to enjoy. Happy Easter to everyone!