Happy Easter! So what is the traditional Easter celebration all about? Read on…
Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.
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Mmm…this Rainbow Ring Easter Basket Cake is sure to taste as delicious as it looks. Add some color and flavor to your Easter celebration with this recipe from Betty Crocker…
Hatch chick deviled eggs with this entertaining and delicious recipe. With olive eyes and red pepper beaks, these little critters have hatched the perfect Easter celebration…
Betty Crocker has created the cutest confection for kids of all ages. These adorable cupcake Easter baskets make the perfect party favor. For gluten-free eaters, you could always substitute Betty Crocker’s gluten-free yellow cake mix into this recipe!
Who knew you could make birds’ nests out of Lo Mein noodles and chocolate chips? And what could beat peanut M&M Easter eggs?
Besides decorating Easter eggs this year, how about decorating and eating chocolate Easter eggs? http://www.divinedinnerparty.com/chocolate-easter-eggs.html
You can make these delicious chocolate Easter eggs in a number of deliciously eggcelent ways! Try these flavor combinations…
- Maraschino Cherry and Almond with Milk Chocolate
- Tiramisu: Rum extract, cocoa, and instant espresso powder with dark chocolate
- Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate
- Dried Pineapple, Coconut, and White Chocolate
- Candied Ginger, Dried Mango, Vanilla, and White Chocolate
- Raisin Spice with White Chocolate
- Mint Chocolate-Chip
- Chocolate & Peanut Butter with Chopped Peanuts
On its website, The Reader’s Digest published a list of fun Easter recipes to make with the kids. But, since we want to keep you in suspense, we are only going to release one recipe at a time until the big day! 🙂 So for today…drum roll, please…it’s time to make pita rabbits! Enjoy!
Did you know there is actually an Easter Island?
“Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest inhabited land (50 residents) is Pitcairn Island at 2,075 kilometres (1,289 mi), and the nearest continental point lies in central Chile, at 3,512 kilometres (2,182 mi).
Easter Island is a special territory of Chile that was annexed in 1888. Administratively, it belongs to the Valparaíso Region and more specifically, is the onlycommune of the Province Isla de Pascua…Population at the 2002 census was 3,791; 60% were Rapanui, Chileans of European or mixed European and Amerindian descent were 39% of the population, and the remaining 1% were Native Americansfrom mainland Chile. Population density on Easter Island is only 23 inhabitants per square kilometre (60 /sq mi).”
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Your family’s Easter wouldn’t be complete without spending time decorating some Easter eggs. In case you’ve forgotten some of the best techniques to use in dipping and decorating Easter eggs, Williams-Sonoma has provided a blog post full of fun ideas for your family. Click here to read more.
Looking for a new, fun way to celebrate Easter with the kids? Check out this blog post by Williams-Sonoma — with Easter decorations and activity ideas. Wait till you see their delicious recipe for “Sunny-Side Up Breakfast Pies.” Yumm! And the Easter Egg Lollipops are sure to become a favorite for kids of all ages!