For the devout Christians, Easter is one of the most important religious festivals in the year. In this Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus after the crucifixion. But most German children feel exciting for another reason: they will get some Easter gifts from friends and family. For the children, this day is beginning with finding the Easter baskets, which had hidden by their parents.
Sometimes it is in the kitchen; sometimes it is in the garden. Parents always have endless imagination. Those who have small children at home will be busy hiding the Easter basket early in the Sunday morning.
|According to tradition, they will place Easter eggs and the Easter bunny in the colorful baskets. This custom can be traced back to the tradition of an ancient Germanic people. Easter is introduced into Germany in the 4th century AD. In order to make the new church festival to be more widely disseminated among the Germanic people, the godfathers combine it with the traditional non-Christian Germanic customs together. People celebrate this festival at the beginning of the spring in order to pray for a good year.
Staff Helsinki Flamini, a staff of the only Easter museum of Germany, said that the bunny is symbolized the reproduction of future generations because the rabbits’ breeding capacity is relatively strong. So they will put some chocolate bunny in the baskets.
|Similarly, the eggs are also a symbol of life and the source of life in many cultures, it also belongs to the German Easter customs. In Germany, the Easter eggs are coated with a variety of colors on the eve of the festival or painted the decorative pattern above it. Why do it? They explain it like this: people cook with the white shell eggs while using the colorful eggs for decoration.
Jewish tradition is also integrated into the Christian Easter because Easter and the Jewish Passover are at the same time. They celebrate themselves moved out of Egypt at this festival. Today, Easter lamb baked pastry has become a German coffee dessert on the table.