Easter is a major religious festival of Christians that is celebrated in a grand manner with a big party time celebration. Every year, we tend to participate in the same Easter traditions: coloring and hiding eggs, eating ham, visiting the Easter Bunny, serving hot cross buns. How many of us know the symbolism behind these traditions? It may seem like a random mix of colors, animals and candy, but there is a much deeper meaning behind it all.
Here are some ideas about Easter customs and traditions in US:
- It was in the early 1700’s, when for the first time, eggs were dyed and the credit for starting this practice in America can be attributed to Pennsylvania Dutch (German) settlers.
- As a part of Easter traditions in the US, sunrise services are held and the prime motive is to include various Christian religious groups in this event.
- Painting the Easter eggs and then conducting Easter egg hunt games for the kids is what most American parents do on the Easter week.
- In the New Orleans, it is a trend of conducting an annual Easter carnival called ‘Mardi Gras’, which features lot of fun activities like parade, jazz music bands and a bumper party.
- Like most other countries, pre-Lent carnivals also form an integral part of Easter celebration in the USA.
- Easter celebrations cannot be complete without extensive feasting. During Easter time, people in US binge on Easter delights like baked ham, potatoes, vegetables and other homemade delights.
- A special dish for Easter springtime in USA is baked ham, potatoes and vegetables. Another most demanding recipe is hot cross buns.
- Like in every other part of the globe, Easter symbols like bunnies, Easter tree, Easter Eggs and Easter lamb make their presence felt in every corner of the street, churches, shops and homes.
- The popular Easter symbols like Easter bunny and egg tree were first brought in by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s. Eventually, American people accepted these crafts and made these symbols a vital part of their Easter celebrations.
- The book ‘Egg Tree’ by Katherine Milhous was credited with popularizing the custom of egg tree decoration in USA.
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