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Why do we have Easter eggs at Easter?


An egg is a symbol of new life. For Christians, Easter eggs are used as a symbol the resurrection of Jesus.

Christians believe that, through his resurrection, Jesus overcame death and sin and offers people the promise of eternal life if they follow his teachings.

The symbol of the egg at Easter is explored in the Good Friday and Easter eggs video

Where is the Easter story in the Bible?


The Easter story can be read in Mark, Chapters 14 to 16, or Luke, Chapters 22 to 24, and it can be found in the gospels of Matthew and John too.

Why does the date of Easter change from year to year?

The date of Easter Sunday varies from year to year because it is based on the lunar calendar. It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon, on or after March 21st.

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