Easter and Its Symbols

Easter with Samantha Ganci

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Easter and Its Symbols

Hannah Gutierrez, Contributor

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I interviewed Samantha Ganci, a 8th grade student at Sig Rogich Middle School about Easter and its symbols. I asked her two main questions about the history of Easter. I asked her “How bunnies are associated with Easter?”  Samantha responded, “Bunnies and Easter are both associated with spring.” The Easter bunny is actually associated with Easter because of what they symbolize. Bunnies are known to give birth to big litters of babies, so they became a symbol of new life.

 

I also asked her “How eggs are associated with Easter?” She said, “The idea came from Greece where children would look for red colored eggs and play a roulette game, smashing them against each other until one broke.” Legends say bunnies would hide decorative eggs, which also symbolized new life. Easter itself symbolizes new life. Many Christians celebrate this holiday to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter also celebrates Spring, which makes bunnies and eggs a perfect representative of Easter.

 

https://www.pexels.com/sear5ch/easter/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17597617

http://time.com/4732984/easter-eggs-history-origins/