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Easter Customs

Message  JillS le Mar 9 Mar - 10:05

With the Easter festival approaching, perhaps our English-speaking members could share with those less familiar with our ways and customs, some of the traditions practised during the Easter period. These could be culinary - Simnel cakes, hot cross buns, roast lamb, decorated eggs for example (recipes would be welcome, with perhaps a tasting session during a Club evening....?), or more active regional customs from across the British Isles - or even further afield - like egg-rolling for example. Let's hear from you!
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Re: Easter Customs

Message  MurielB le Jeu 11 Mar - 8:37

Hello Jill
Thank you very much for your message. I think it is a very good idea to share with us english easter ways and custums. I can't wait to see all the messages about easter on the forum
By the way, this is a very interesting link about easter traditions round the world
http://www.easterbunnys.net/easteraroundtheworld.htm
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Message  Admin le Jeu 11 Mar - 10:38

Where and when did this festival take place?
I guess it's in England and during english Eastern holidays, but which dates exactly?
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Easter Customs

Message  JillS le Jeu 11 Mar - 14:56

Admin a écrit:Where and when did this festival take place?
I guess it's in England and during english Eastern holidays, but which dates exactly?

Easter (Pâques in French, Ostern in German) is the celebration by Christians throughout the world of the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, following his crucifixion on the previous Friday (known in England as "Good Friday"). This festival does not have a fixed date but is a "moveable feast". The date is calculated to be the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

There are many traditions connected with Easter which, like Christmas, have been taken over by many people who are not themselves practising Christians. One such custom, is the eating of Hot Cross buns on Good Friday. These are small bread rolls made with candied peel and currants and a lot of spice such as cinnamon, traditionally supposed to represent the bitterness of Christ's death on the cross. Each bun is decorated and baked with a cross on it.

There are many more customs to celebrate this festival - please share them with us!

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[b]French Easter traditions[/b]

Message  MurielB le Ven 12 Mar - 15:37

I don't know about England Angleterre but in France France , Easter is traditionnally symbolized not only by eggs but also by bells. According to legend, chuch bells fly to Rome at Easter. Egg hunt is also very important. Decorated eggs, real hard-boiled ones or artificial ones filled with, or made of chocolate candies, of various sizes, are hidden for children to find, both indoors and outdoors. My children enjoyed very much this egg hunt and we used to hide chocolate eggs wrapped in gilded paper. It was mostly in our garden and each child had on their hands a basket to fill with as many eggs as possible. At the end of the game they used to share all the eggs among them I love you
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Re: Easter Customs

Message  PatriciaG le Mar 16 Mar - 20:09

Isn't the Oxford/Cambridge boat race on Easter Monday?

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Message  MurielB le Mar 16 Mar - 21:57

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Easter egg hunt

Message  PeterM le Jeu 25 Mar - 17:47

Children in the u.k. also take part in easter egg hunts,but as with many traditions in the u.k. i fear that it may be dying out as more and more families break up,and 'the family ' does not seem to have the same importance as it does here in france,however, one tradition is always sure to cheer everyone up at easter, Cadbury Cream Eggs !!!!!!!!!!!!! "How do you eat yours" ? Peter
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Re: Easter Customs

Message  PatriciaG le Jeu 25 Mar - 19:23

Guiltily!!! Embarassed

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