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Easter

  • the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ, the weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday, Good Friday marks the day Jesus died on the cross, the name Easter comes from an ancient Anglo-Saxon goddess, Eostre
  • Lent – the period preceding Easter, which is devoted to fasting (forty days)
  • celebrate Easter, dye some eggs, go to church, attend church services, fast, buy chocolate Easter eggs, create an Easter basket for children, hunt colored eggs and place them in Easter baskets along with the modern version of real Easter eggs – those made of chocolate
  • the Cross is the symbol of the Crucifixion, as opposed to the Resurrection, Easter eggs are linked to pagan traditions

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Would you like to spend Easter in the UK? Why?

As with almost all holidays that have their roots in Christianity, Easter has been commercialized. Do you agree?

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