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第9回 Easter

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Hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way!

Easter is a Christian holiday that is celebrated all over the world. Easter is on a different date every year, but it’s usually in late March or early April. It is a holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, there is another thing that Easter is famous for: the Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny legend began in Germany. The Easter Bunny is very mysterious and is similar to Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy. During Easter, the Easter Bunny hops around while carrying a basket full of brightly colored Easter eggs, candy, and sometimes toys. Then, the Easter Bunny gives these to children.

easter bunny

Easter is celebrated differently all over the world, but in the U.S. many families like to decorate Easter eggs by painting them with bright colors. Easter eggs are said to represent the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it is also said that Easter eggs come from an ancient pagan tradition that celebrates spring.

eggspainting

In addition to painting Easter eggs, parents sometimes put candy inside plastic eggs and hide them around their house or yard. Then, on Easter morning their children try to find the hidden plastic eggs! It’s very exciting for them. After the Easter Egg hunt, many families go to Church or watch a big parade on TV. In the afternoon, many families eat ham, but traditionally lamb was eaten by Jewish and Christian people in the past.

happy easter


Vocabulary:
holiday 祭日・祝日
celebrate 祝う
resurrection 復活
famous for ~は~で有名
legend 伝説
mysterious 不思議な
similar to ~と同じ
hop 飛び跳ねる
brightly colored 鮮やかに塗られた
decorate ~を飾る
represent ~を表す
ancient 古代の
pagan 多神教
tradition 伝統
hide ~を隠す
in addition ~加えて
traditionally 伝統的に
parade 行進

Written by Chase Sutherland