is the time for holidays,
and a time for giving
chocolate Easter eggs.
But Easter means much
Easter is the story of
Jesus' last days in
Jerusalem before his
death.The Easter story
Thursday, Good Friday
(the day on which
Jesus was crucified)
and Easter Day (the
day on which Jesus
came back to life).
Jesus had told his
followers that he
would be crucified
and on the third
day he would rise
from the dead.
It was on Easter
Sunday that Jesus
rose from death.
Easter is a Christian festival. For
Christians the custom of giving
eggs at Easter celebrates new
Christians remember that
Jesus, after dying on the
cross, rose from the dead.
They believe that, through his
resurrection, Jesus defeated
death and sin and offers people
the promise of eternal life if they
follow his teachings.
The first eggs given at Easter were
birds eggs. These eggs were painted in
bright colours. We still paint bird eggs
today but usually chicken eggs.
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during Lent,during Lent,
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to the menuto the menu
on Easter Dayon Easter Day..
An Anglo-Saxon legend
tells how the Saxon
goddess found a wounded
She changed it into a hare,
so that it could survive the
Winter. The hare found it
could lay eggs, so it
decorated them each
Spring and left them as a
gift to the goddess.
In Germany, it is the
Easter bunny who
brings Easter eggs
He hides them in
the garden, for the
children to find
It's a lot of fun.
• In North America, Australia and New
Zealand, parents often tell their children
that eggs and other treats are delivered
and hidden by the Easter Bunny in an
Easter basket. Children are happy to
find the eggs when they wake up.
In the UK children still
decorate eggs, but most
British people simply
exchange chocolate eggs
Chocolate Easter Bunnies
can be found in shops.
Many families have a
traditional roast lamb and
a delicious Simnel cake
Children and adults like playing
an egg cracking game on Easter
They try to crack their eggs
against their friend's egg;
the last person with an
uncracked egg is the lucky
The Greeks traditionally dye
their eggs red, symbolizing the
blood and passion of Christ.
Bulgarians call Easter
Velikden (Great Day).
Easter is one of the most
significant holidays in
Bulgarian calendar. It
starts with Palm Sunday.
The bright red coloured
eggs and Easter bread
known as "kozunak" are
the symbols of Easter in
• At midnight on the Saturday before Easter
Sunday, people gather at the church with red
painted eggs and bread.
The priest proclaims
(Christ has risen)
and everybody replies
"Vo istina voskrese“
(Indeed he has risen).
• A cracking-egg game is favourite for
both – children and adults. Eggs are
cracked after the midnight service and
over the next few days.
The person who
ends up with
the last unbroken
egg is believed
of good luck.
1. Shelby Grace went to an Easter
party at her friend's house. She
found 38 chocolate eggs during
the egg hunt. She gave ½ of
the eggs to her sister, Jenna.
How many eggs did she give to
2. The school store sold Easter
pencils. They sold 116 pencils on
Monday, 67 on Tuesday, and
135 on Wednesday.
What is the total number of
Easter pencils sold?
3.The Gilbert Family had
their picture taken on Easter
Sunday morning. The
photographer charged Mr.
Gilbert $ 47.83 for the
If Mr. Gilbert gave the
photographer $ 50.00, what
was his change?
4. Josh colored 3 dozen Easter
Eggs for his Sunday School
egg hunt. What was the total
number of eggs colored?
HINT: HOW MANY EGGS ARE IN ONE DOZEN?
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1. right boot ____ 6. ________________
2. _____________ 7. ________________
3. _____________ 8. ________________
4. ______________9. ________________
5. ______________10. _______________
1. _______ holiday a. liquid used to color Easter egg
b. the way rabbits move around
2. _______ bunny c. the season after winter
3. _______ spring
4. _______ candy d. opposite of adults
5. _______ eggs
e. fun activity with hidden eggs
6. _______ children
7. _______ chick f. fancy hats for women
8. _______ dye g. Christian symbol
h. children dye these for Easter
9. _______ bonnets i. building for religious services
10. _______ ham j. a type of meat
11. _______ basket k. a sweet treat
12. _______ church l. a special day for celebrations
13. _______ egg hunt m. a container made of straw
n. a baby rabbit
14. _______ April o. a baby chicken
15. _______ hop p. 4th
month of the year
Which flower is associated with Easter? The lily
- The lily is said to grow with its head down to
Which country brought us the tradition of
Easter Eggs? Germany - Eggs have been
decorated and given out on Easter for centuries.
Where is the world’s largest collection of
Easter eggs? Poland - The Easter Egg Museum
is located in Poland. This museum has more than
1500 eggs from all over the world.
2. rise from the
dead - [raiz]
3. Resurrection -
[rezə'rek n]ʃ –
4. to keep Lent
5. custom - ['k stəm]ʌ -обичай, навиk
6. sin - [sin] – грях
7. hare -[hεə] – див заек
8. an egg cracking game – борене се с яйца
9. dye - [dai] - боя, боядисвам
10.eternal life -[i'tə:nəl] - вечен, безкраен