Easter is the oldest and the most important Christian Festival, the celebration of the death and coming to life again of Jesus Christ. For Christians, the dawn of Easter Sunday with its message of new life is the high point of the Christian year.

What are the traditions of Easter?

In the Middle East and in Greece the tradition is to paint eggs bright red to symbolize the blood of Christ. Hollow eggs are decorated with pictures of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and other religious figures in Armenia.

Germans for example, give green eggs as gifts on Holy Thursday, and hang hollow eggs on trees. Austrians place tiny plants around the egg and then boiled them. When the plants were removed, white patterns are created.

So what are you planning for you Easter break?

Enjoy!