Easter: The Facts

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It is the time of the year when the bears turn to Cadbury’s to provide them with a crème egg to celebrate Easter. Many more people will turn to chocolate eggs and bunny rabbits as the Christian world celebrates. While many will be at least vaguely familiar with the story of Easter, its relation to eating mountains of oval-shaped chocolate treats is less clear. Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion – Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose again three days later. The Mesopotamians – an ancient Christian community living in an area roughly covered today by Iraq, Syria and Kuwait – used to stain eggs red to symbolise the blood of Christ. Eggs would then be cracked open against one another, leaving just empty shells; a symbol of the empty tomb Jesus left behind. The tradition survives today in the shape of egg rolling, representing the rolling away of the rock from Jesus’ tomb.

What Became Of The 12 Apostles?

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After the last supper Jesus was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver, Peter denied knowing Him three times, and Thomas doubted Jesus had risen from the dead after the crucifixion. The Easter story tells us what happened to Jesus but what happened to his so called friends? What happened to his disciples, who became the 12 Apostles? Very little is known about their lives after the crucifixion but now writer Tom Bissell, who has spent four years travelling the world, has unearthed the stories, myths and legend about their later lives. He found a melting pot of historical fact and religious fiction making for very colourful tales…

Happy Easter

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Everyone here at Jammy Toast would like to wish all our friends a very Happy Easter and hope the Easter Bunny has brought you loads of Easter Eggs. However, we have always wondered why we celebrate Easter in this fashion. The original idea of Easter is that we are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus so what has that got to do with Bunny Rabbits and Chocolate Eggs? Some of the bears asked me this very question a few years ago and so we did a little research to find out why and this is what we came up with…

Happy Easter

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The Bears and I would like to wish all our friends a very Happy Easter and hope the Easter Bunny has brought you loads of Easter Eggs. What we have always wondered here at the bear sanctuary is why do we celebrate Easter in this fashion. If we are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus then what has that got to do with Bunny Rabbits and Chocolate Eggs? Some of the bears asked me this very question last year and we did a little research and this is what we came up with…

Happy Easter

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The Bears and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter and hope you are enjoying all the Easter Eggs that the Easter Bunny has brought for you. Have you ever stopped to wonder why we celebrate Easter with Eggs and where did the connection with Rabbits originate? Some of The Bears asked me this last year and we did a little research just to answer these very questions. This is what we found…

Happy Easter

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The Bears would like to wish all our friends a Happy Easter and hope you have not eaten too much chocolate already. A few of the Bears were asking me this morning about Easter and why we celebrate it with Bunny Rabbits and Easter Eggs. I had to confess I was not sure myself, so we set out to find out. I originally thought that the Easter Eggs were used to mark the resurrection of Jesus at Easter but like with many other things, I was wrong.