Last Friday, March 1st, our students of first and second grade, had the opportunity of interacting by using the second Language, English as the main resource, in the First immersion organized by the English Team here in our School.

“Easter Celebration” was the context in which this activity was developed. Our kids had fun during a whole afternoon by doing activities like decorating, coloring and hunting eggs and by the way, they also made lot of different masks to represent the Easter bunny.

But what is Easter?

Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible.

What do people do?

Many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and the ringing of church bells. Easter processions are held in some countries such as the Philippines and Spain. Many Christians view Easter as the greatest feast of the Church year. It is a day of joy and celebration to commemorate that Jesus Christ is risen, according to Christian belief.

Although Easter maintains great religious significance, many children in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, think of it as a time to get new spring clothes, to decorate eggs and to participate in Easter egg hunts where eggs are hidden by the Easter Bunny. Some children receive Easter baskets full of candy, snacks, and presents around this time of the year.

How is it celebrated around the world?

Easter Sunday falls on a Sunday, which is a non-working day in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Government offices and schools are closed in countries where Sunday is a non-working day, and business activities are limited.

In countries where Sunday is a non-working day, transport schedules may be limited or operate on a different schedule to that of the working week, so those intending on travelling via public transport may need to check their schedules ahead of time.

What are its main symbols?

Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny are very common symbols that represent this celebration all over the world. The symbol of the cross and images of Jesus Christ, through paintings or statues, are remembered on Easter Day.

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