Easter Traditions in UK 

Facts about Easter and Easter Traditions

Easter is the time for holidays, festivals and a time for giving chocolate Easter eggs. But Easter means much more….

It 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.

Where does the name ‘Easter’ come from?  Pagan traditions give us the English word “Easter” which comes from the word “Eostre”. The Anglo-Saxon word for April was “Eostre-monath” (the month of openings). (More …)