Easter Sunday is a religious holiday on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox, which occurs around March 21st. For 2011, this holiday will be on April 24th. It is the day Christian all over the world celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. However, many customs associated with this holiday, such as the Easter bunny, egg hunt, and Easter baskets, are observed by Christians and non-Christians alike. This article explores the origin of Easter and related traditions, and provides some gift idea for this holiday.

The name of the holiday, “Easter”, came from the pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon goddess named Eostre. She was the goddess of fertility and springtime. Since the rabbits and hares reproduce frequently with a litter per month, the pre-Christian Anglo-Saxons believed the rabbits and hares were the earthly incarnation of Eostre. Hence, the rabbits and hares became fertility symbols. Similarly, eggs were symbols of fertility and life. Eggs were colored, blessed and eaten at spring festivals in ancient culture. When the Anglo-Saxons were converted to Christians, their springtime festival, which occurred on spring equinox, was combined with the Christian observance of the resurrection of Jesus and given the name Easter.

The bunny as an Easter symbol appears to have its origin in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. According to a German legend, a white hare would leave baskets filled with candies, brightly colored eggs and other goodies for good children on Easter morning. The Easter bunny was introduced to American folklore by the German immigrants. The children would build their nest in hidden places in their home, or outdoors. Easter bunny would fill their baskets with colored eggs if they were good. By the 1800s, candies were commonly tucked into the baskets as well. Nowadays, Easter baskets are commonly filled with chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, candies, and marshmallow Peeps. The jelly beans have also been added to the baskets since 1930s because they look similar to eggs laid by birds.

The popularity of Easter baskets has increased tremendously with television movie “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”. You can now order online beautiful Easter gift basket that contains traditional holiday treats without having to shop for these treats individually and arrange them in a basket yourself. Sending friends and loved ones an Easter Gift Basket is an easy and fun way to let them know how much you care about them.

A wide range of beautiful Easter baskets are available. Most of the baskets include a plush Bunny that greets your little friends with wishes of love and joy. Some of the baskets contain a plush duckling or a plush lamb instead of bunny. Ducklings are associated with eggs, therefore, they are symbols of Greek Easter 2022. Another significant symbol of Easter is the lamb, which represents the Lord, Jesus Christ. There are baskets that come with a plush lamb, a beautiful prayer book with a joyous prayer, and traditional treats. some baskets contain favorite play dough and Peter Cottontail activity book with plenty of fun activities for the little boys and girls, in addition to delicious treats. You can start your own tradition by sending a deluxe gift basket to family and friends.

One special gift consists of an unique basket-shaped planter filled with delicious treats, including hand decorated shortbread cookie, gift box filled with solid milk chocolate eggs, milk chocolate bunny, jelly beans, Bunny peeps, Easter eggs filled with candy, plush bunny, and licorice treats. It will certainly delight the recipient. Another popular gift is an Easter bunny tote in the form of a fabric bunny carrier. Inside the carrier is filled with chocolate bunnies, M & M’s, puzzle, foil wrapped chocolate bunny, and other treats. This little bunny will deliver your message of love and joy.