EASTER

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Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and a new life. Easter is widely celebrated as a Christian holiday. Christians celebrate this day as the death and resurrection of Jesus. This implies that it is the core of this religion and without this, there is no point in Christianity. The date of this festival is not fixed every year, but it occurs on a Sunday. Sunday holds a special significance as on this day, Jesus rose from the dead. This day is believed as the day of honouring and recognising Christ’s resurrection.

People start their day with the fasting routine and bring more spiritual habits into the day to day lifestyle. However, there are Easter egg hunts for the children. Children participate in these hunts and are given tons of candies. Eggs are painted with different colours and are decorated with other adornments. These eggs are either made of chocolate or plastic. Inside them, candies are filled so that children can enjoy them. The basket of coloured eggs is carried by the Easter bunny. The Easter bunny is a representative form of folklore. The bunny is said to hide the basket in the homes of children, the night before Easter. Children have to find the eggs the next day. Basically, the bunny acts as a judge who judges the character of the children. Those younglings who have been nice get presents on Easter.

This celebration varies from community to community and culture to culture. Some people perform processions, whereas others get together and sing different songs on this day. A number of lavish feasts are done and traditional dishes are cooked and served.

FUN FACTS RELATED TO THE FESTIVAL

  1. In 2007, the world’s most expensive Easter egg was sold in London for £9 million.
  2. The world’s largest Easter egg is 31 feet tall and 18 feet wide. It is found in Alberta, Canada. The egg weighs 5000 lbs and took 12,000 hours to complete. Now that is something interesting.
  3. Americans spend $1.9 billion on Easter candy. That’s second-biggest after Halloween.
  4. 81% of parents steal candies from the loots of their children. Well, kids are not the only ones who get to enjoy this holiday.
  5. The term Easter gets its name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hair and the egg.

These were some mind-boggling facts about this holiday.

Now, let’s have a quick look at an easter recipe that you can make.


EASTER EGG OREO TRUFFLES

Ingredients:

1 Pack of Oreos

1 Pack of Cream Cheese, Softened

2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips

2 Tsp Coconut Oil

2 Cups Powdered Sugar

2 Tbsp Corn Syrup

3 Tbsp Milk

3 Food Colourings


DIRECTIONS

  1. Crush cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor. Add these crushed cookies to a medium bowl with cream cheese. Stir everything until it gets evenly combined. Now make small truffles of this.
  2. Use a baking sheet with the parchment paper. Form the mixture into small egg-shaped bowls using a cookie scoop. Transfer these balls to a baking sheet. Put them in the refrigerator until these are slightly hardened, for about 30 minutes.
  3. Combine the chocolate chips with coconut oil and put them in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals until the chocolate gets melted. Now take out the eggs and dip them into the melted chocolate until there properly quoted. Return them to the baking sheet and refrigerate for 20 minutes more till they get hardened.
  4. In the meantime, combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup and milk in a bowl. Divide the icing and dye each with your desired food colour.
  5. Transfer the icing into piping bags and cut the corners of each bag. Decorate the Easter eggs with different patterns using the icing. Enjoy this delicious treat on this day.

Have a happy Easter!