Easter in England

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Easter in England

  1. 1. EASTER IN ENGLAND
  2. 2. EASTER EGGS • Easter is the oldest and most important Christian festival. • Every Easter family and friends give each other Easter eggs to celebrate new life. • Around 80 million chocolate eggs are eaten every year in England. • Eggs are given on Easter Sunday.
  3. 3. EASTER EGGS • Normally, you will get some big chocolate eggs from your family. You will also get some small eggs.
  4. 4. These are typical Easter egg displays in the supermarkets.
  5. 5. EASTER ANIMALS The Easter Rabbit brings you eggs, depending on whether you have been good or naughty. It is lucky to meet a lamb at Easter. Lambs also symbolise Spring. The chick and duckling symbolise new life and Spring.
  6. 6. EASTER CHOCOLATES
  7. 7. EASTER FOOD
  8. 8. HOT CROSS BUNS • Traditionally these are eaten on Good Friday. • The white cross on top symbolises the cross of Jesus. • They are a rich, spiced teacake. • Normally you eat them with butter or jam and you can have them hot or cold.
  9. 9. EASTER SUNDAY • Traditionally we have boiled eggs for breakfast, and roast lamb and vegetables with mint sauce for lunch.
  10. 10. EASTER CAKES • Simnel Cake is a fruit cake with marzipan on top and it is decorated with 11 marzipan balls representing the 12 apostles minus Judas. • This is eaten on Easter Sunday.
  11. 11. You can also have other Easter cakes such as chocolate cakes.
  12. 12. EASTER BISCUITS • These biscuits are eaten on Easter Sunday. • They have spices, currants and sometimes grated lemon rind.
  13. 13. EASTER IN THE SCHOOL The younger pupils make Easter bonnets. They also paint hardboiled or hollow eggs. At school, children often make chocolate Easter nests.
  14. 14. EASTER EGG HUNT •Every Easter, families, schools and other places organise Easter egg hunts. •The adults hide the eggs in different places and the children have to find them. •This usually takes place outside. Sometimes prizes are given for the largest and smallest egg found and the most amount of eggs found.
  15. 15. EASTER CARDS • Every Easter, family and friends send Easter cards to one another.

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