Is Easter for kids and fat people only?

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because of the candy
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I think Christians have some claim to the holiday as well
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Easter is a Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday falls on April 21 this year and will be celebrated all across the globe. According to the New Testament of the Bible, Easter occurs three days after the crucifixion of Jesus by Romans.
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I don't understand what Easter eggs and Easter bunnies have to do with the actual Easter?
As I do not understand what the Christmas tree and Santa Claus has to do with the actual Christmas?
It all seems commercialised.
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Santa represents Christmas because of Saint Nick.

Chocolate represents Easter because since chickens continue to lay eggs throughout Lent, people would hard boil the eggs, decorate them and save them for Easter. The modern tradition of eating chocolate eggs at Easter is a fun, kid-friendly twist on this ancient religious ritual, which originated in Europe during the early-19th century.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Santa represents Christmas because of Saint Nick.

Chocolate represents Easter because since chickens continue to lay eggs throughout Lent, people would hard boil the eggs, decorate them and save them for Easter. The modern tradition of eating chocolate eggs at Easter is a fun, kid-friendly twist on this ancient religious ritual, which originated in Europe during the early-19th century.
Thanks. Do the younger generation even know this?

What about the Christmas tree? And Easter bunnies? Where do they fit in :confused:
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I doubt it, but you never know.

The History of Christmas Trees. The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.

The story of the Easter Bunny is thought to have become common in the 19th Century. Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life. Legend has it that the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life.
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"For kids and fat people only"? Are you okay? When were their requirements for people to celebrate Easter?
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im there for the chocolate
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sometimes for jesus too but mostly the chocolate
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you don't have to be fat/ a kid to enjoy chocolate
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(Original post by megan_e)
sometimes for jesus too but mostly the chocolate
Honesty. I like it.
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because of the candy
It’s a major event in the Christian calendar, and has become a major holiday for friends and families in countries with a strong history of judeo-christian regardless of If they themselves celebrate the religious significance.

The chocolate eggs & bunnies really just exist alongside the holiday as opposed to being the major point of it.
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Easter is a religious occasion.

Easter Eggs are a fat ***** occasion
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The chocolate is significant because back when Chistians still mostly celebrated their religion, they would give up a lot of sweets or tasty food for lent. When Easter comes its similar to the end of Eid for Islam, there's usually a big feast, dinner or celebration which includes, you guessed it, chocolate. Lent was a time where people would learn to make sacrifices, albeit in a simple way. Many of us still do.
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I doubt it, but you never know.

The History of Christmas Trees. The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.

The story of the Easter Bunny is thought to have become common in the 19th Century. Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life. Legend has it that the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life.
Lol but there you have it. Easter is not just for kids but maybe the candy aspect is to appeal to them more?
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The hares (bunnies) are thought to date back to Eostre or Freyja
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C4%92ostre
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the meaning is felt by christians, the commercialism is felt too but in a different, obviously less spiritual way
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(Original post by megan_e)
sometimes for jesus too but mostly the chocolate
My niece told me you go to church at Easter because that's where you get your Easter Eggs from. That's my kind of religion!
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My niece told me you go to church at Easter because that's where you get your Easter Eggs from. That's my kind of religion!
They can also be brought at Asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons, Aldis, Lidls and on and on...
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