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Easter – A festival with great significance throughout the ages

Easter – A festival with great significance throughout the ages

Are you ready for Easter…religiously, for gifts, decorations, eggs and things to do?

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. It celebrates the resurrection from the dead of Jesus, three days after he was executed. The Easter story is at the heart of Christianity.

The foundation of this belief is the significance of resurrection, re-birth, new life and fertility. This is the reason why the Cross, eggs, bunnies and Spring have evolved over the centuries as symbols of religious faith in the context of Easter. Commercialisation of this festival followed soon afterwards, evolving into the multi-million pound industry it is today.

The Cross, as the symbol of Crucifixion, was recognised by Constantine in AD 325, when he decreed that the Cross was the official symbol of Christianity. The Cross, soon became a year-round symbol of the Christian faith.

From early historic times, the egg was a symbol of re-birth in most cultures. Eggs have been viewed as symbols of new life and fertility. Eggs were wrapped in gold leaf by the rich, or coloured brightly by boiling them with the leaves or petals of certain flowers, if poor. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter became a celebration for Christians. Today, children have great fun hunting coloured or chocolate eggs and placing them in Easter baskets; providing the Easter Bunny has visited, that is.

The Easter Bunny is not a modern commercial invention, as many think. The Anglo-Saxons worshipped the goddess Eostre through her earthly symbol, the rabbit. This became to be known as the pagan Norse festival of Eostre.

When one considers fertility, it is not surprising that the rabbit was revered in this way. The average rabbit reaches sexual maturity at 3-8 months old, can live for 12+ years and their breeding season lasts three-quarters of the year. In fact rabbits are more or less ready to mate all the time. The average female rabbit can produce up to 1,000 babies (kits) in its lifetime.

So are you and your family prepared for Easter? What will you do in the Easter holidays 2016? Have you Easter crafts for kids, Easter decorations or personalised Easter eggs? Have you sorted Easter activities and Easter things to do for your Family? If not take a look here:

Fun Easter-themed things to do for Birmingham kids

From breakfast with the Easter bunny and bonnet-making to a Mad Hatter's Tea Party and a quirky mechanical egg hunt, there are lots of lovely activities to enjoy

Have you bought your Easter gifts and Easter eggs for family and friends?

Brilliant Wall Art have a brilliant range of Easter gift ideas. Take a look at our sets of three bird nest candle holders. They are hand made from metal with glass filled candle inserts, are great for table decorations and suitable for hanging inside or out.
Or examine our full range of candle holders.

Brilliant Wall Art has Easter gift ideas for all ages. Brilliant Wall Art provides the best value metal, glass and canvas wall art across the UK, with numerous contemporary metal wall art designs for both home and the office. Breathe new life into your home…it deserves a Spring makeover. Please take a look at our fantastic wall art gift ideas.

Why not take advantage of our multi-buy promotion? You could save up to £30 on your wall art. If you have any questions about our home accessories, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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