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Easter is a Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.

Easter Sunday is what is called a movable feast because it is not held on the same day each year. Instead, Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the full moon that happens on or after March 21st. However, if the full moon happens on a Sunday, then Easter happens on the following Sunday. The name "Easter" was likely derived from an Anglo Saxon Pagan goddess named Eostre (also Estre, Estara, Eastre, Ostara, and similar spellings in various sources). Early Christian missionaries ofter turned old heathen festivals into a new Christian festival.  In medieval times there was always great joy and feasting in the Springtime when the sun started rising higher in the northern hemisphere. Therefore, it can be deduced, early Christians substituted the Rising of Jesus from the dead with these great times of joy.

Many Easter traditions are not found in the bible and have evolved over time. Easter Eggs, Easter Bunny, Easter Foods, and Easter lilies.

Easter eggs are boiled hard and dyed in various colors, which were likely derived from the pasch used in the Jewish festival of the Passover. Eggs have also been a symbol of ancient Pagan Festivals celebrating spring, and are now regarded as a symbol of Jesus's resurrection.  Thus, Easter Eggs provide a link to ancient civilizations and their strange traditions.

The Easter Bunny is thought to have derived from Germany where there was a tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws” and children made nests where the creature could lay its colored eggs.  Immigrants brought the tradition with them and it eventually spread across the United States.  This tradition eventually evolved into the Easter Bunny delivering candy and other treats and kids leaving carrots out to feed the fabled creature on its morning deliveries.

Easter Foods: Lamb is a traditional Easter food.  Christians are known to refer to Jesus as the "Lamb of God". Historically, the lamb was one of the first available meats after a long winter without livestock to harvest.  

Easter Lilies: Lilium longiflorum are a perennial, bulb with pure white, trumpet-shaped flowers that grow from their dormant state in early spring. These white lilies are a symbol of purity to Christ and Christians and the rebirth and hope of Christ’s resurrection.  Lilies originated in both Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands and were imported to England in the 17th century.

Riddle: If a rooster laid a brown egg and a white egg, what kind of chicks would hatch?
Answer: Roosters don't lay eggs.
Riddle: What type of music do rabbits listen to?
Answer: Hip hop.
Riddle: Do rabbits use combs?
Answer: No, they use hare brushes.
Riddle: What has to be broken before it can be used?
Answer: An egg.
Riddle: How can you say rabbit without using the letter R?
Answer: Bunny.
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Riddle: How many hairs are in a bunny rabbit's tail?
Answer: None. They are all outside.
Riddle: Where does a rabbit go for a shampoo?
Answer: To a hare-dresser.
Riddle: What would you get if you crossed a rabbit and a lawn sprinkler?
Answer: Hare spray.
Riddle: What would you get if 120 rabbits took one step backwards at the same time?
Answer: A receding hair line.
Riddle: How do rabbits travel?
Answer: By hareplane.
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Easter Riddles Answers:

  1. Roosters don't lay eggs.
  2. Hip hop.
  3. No, they use hare brushes.
  4. An egg.
  5. Bunny.
  6. None. They are all outside.
  7. To a hare-dresser.
  8. Hare spray.
  9. A receding hair line.
  10. By hareplane.