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Easter Sunday is the feast day in the Christian calendar to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We welcome all questions pertaining to the Easter Bunny too!
What stores are open on Easter Sunday?
It depends on where you live. Most grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and the like, are open on Easter Sunday. In some parts of the country stores such as Walmart and Target are open but in other parts they are not. Most retail clothing, accessory, and electronic stores are closed on major holidays. To find out holiday hours for the stores in your area, see their website or give them a call. ...
Asked in Easter
Where does the Easter bunny live?
The Easter Bunny lives in a very deep hole in the ground (also called a burrow) which cannot be reached by humans. Even if people were small enough to fit down the rabbit hole, the exact location of the Easter Bunny's home is top secret, classified information. This is to protect the Easter Bunny's massive stockpiles of colored eggs, jelly beans and chocolate bunnies. However, it is believed that the entrance to the Easter Bunny's burrow is located somewhere on Easter Island,...
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Why is it called Good Friday if the day was supposed to be sad?
Good Friday and Jesus Our Lord Good Friday is the day commemorating Jesus Christ's death on the Cross, which is probably to be dated April 3, A.D. 33. In the liturgical calendar of the Western church, it is the Friday before Easter. The exact origins of the name are uncertain; some argue it stems from the use of "Good" as an adjective applied to the day, which is an Old English synonym for "holy." Others argue it is a corruption of the word...
What do bunnies and eggs have to do with Easter or the resurrection of Christ?
Nothing, actually. People have been celebrating spring for as long as weather got cold in the winter, and food supplies dwindled. Birds usually lay their eggs in the spring, so eggs were a natural symbol for spring, rebirth, and new life. Rabbits are very fertile animals whose babies scampered about in spring, so they also became symbols of spring. Many ancient cultures celebrated the coming of spring with religious ceremonies. When the Romans were spreading across Europe, there were a lot of different religions,...
Asked in Easter, Rabbits and Hares
Is the Easter Bunny real?
The Easter Bunny The first officially recorded reference of the Easter bunny is in a German document from the 1500's as "Oschter Haws." Additional Comments: The Easter bunny is as real as you believe him to be. He is also just as real as Santa. I am sorry children but when Easter comes the parent go to their chocolate egg hiding places take them down and put them at the end of your bed, or wherever it is they put them!!! The Easter bunny...
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What does the Easter bunny have to do with Easter and the egg?
It has nothing to do with Christianity. The legend has it that there was a beautiful bird who loved the goddess Isis. Each year on the spring equinox would come and lay her colorful eggs at the feet of the goddess. The goddess promised to grant her a wish and she said she would like to be a soft cuddly bunny, but Isis loving the eggs granted her wish but continued to lay her eggs each spring. The word "Easter" is a...
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Is there mail service on Easter?
Mail Service on Easter In the United Kingdom: The Royal mail delivers on Easter Sunday, but not Good Friday or Easter Monday (as they are both bank holidays, and Easter Sunday is just a normal day of rest). In the United States: There is no mail service on Easter Sunday whatsoever. ...
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How did the celebration of Easter originate?
Easter is a pagan holiday that Christians adopted into their religion. The idea of an Easter egg hunt within this Holiday comes from the Goddess of fertility that the pagans had. Easter eggs were originally known as "isthar eggs" to celebrate His resurrection from the dead. Rabbits have lots of babies, and eggs are where babies come from. In pagan cultures it was popular to paint the maidens and hide them in the Forrest and fields before the young men went and found...
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How do you dye brown eggs?
Brown eggs will dye just like any other color of egg. Brown chicken egg shells are a bit thicker and sometimes glossier. They take longer to dye, and thus may need a longer soak in vinegar rinse prior to dyeing. The colors will look quite different as well. Brown eggs cannot be made white unless you "etch" the shell using vinegar. Brown eggs are quite lovely, and look nice with colors such as yellow, orange, brick, brown, and black. To see...
What restaurants are open Easter Sunday?
Most restaurants are open on Easter Sunday. In fact many restaurants offer Easter specials, holiday buffets, etc. Some restaurants require you to make reservations on Easter Sunday since they are so busy. For more detailed information on a specific restaurant, check their official website. ...