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Unusual Easter eggs go on display around the world - CBBC Newsround. Easter Traditions - Classroom - BTN. JACK: Welcome back to another episode of This is your life.

Easter Traditions - Classroom - BTN

The show where we bring someone out and say - This is your life. Let's meet tonight's guest. They're a lover of eggs, a religious holiday and has a sweet tooth that would make your dentist say - filling! Fun Easter Celebrations From Around The World Kids News Article. Easter, which will be observed on April 4, 2021, is the oldest and most important Christian festival.

Fun Easter Celebrations From Around The World Kids News Article

Many adults commemorate the holiday, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion, with prayers and fasting for 40 days before the event. For children in the US, Easter is largely about fun activities like seeking out candy-filled eggs, meeting the Easter bunny, and participating in spring parades. However, not everyone celebrates this all-important holiday with these traditions. Sweden. The Mardi Gras Festival in Mamou, Louisiana.

Tami wrote to us from Mamou in Louisiana about the Mardi Gras Festival that takes place there every year in February… "I was born and raised in Mamou… The Mardi Gras festival came about as a ‘last day before lent; Catholic time of fasting’, leading up to Easter.

The Mardi Gras Festival in Mamou, Louisiana

Many Catholics in Cajun Country, give up drinking, as their penance, and some give up eating their favorite foods, such as Gumbo. The Courir de Mardi Gras dresses up in brightly colored costumes and rides horseback around the Town to ask the farmers for a donation to make Gumbo when they return to the center of town. The wives, traditionally make the Gumbo . The Captain of the Mardi Gras tells them to hold back and wait til he gives the signal to stampede onto the farm.

Mamou has some nicknames, like Grande Mamou or Ti Mamou, and yes, Ti Mamou refers petite or small. Learn La Chanson de Mardi Gras here. Thanks to Tami and John for writing about Mardi Gras in Cajun Country. Image: By John – Flickr: Courir de Mardi Gras, Mamou, cc. Blini are eaten in Russia before Lent. Kids News explainer: Why and when do we celebrate Easter and what do the traditions mean?

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Kids News explainer: Why and when do we celebrate Easter and what do the traditions mean?

What does that mean for you? Kids News wondered why people celebrate Easter, how we know when it will be each year and how common Easter traditions began. Here’s what we found out. Easter is a Christian religious tradition that celebrates stories from the Christian bible about the resurrection* of Jesus and marks the end of Lent, which is a period of fasting, or giving up certain treats. Those who follow the Christian bible believe that Jesus died on a cross on Good Friday and then his body was taken to a tomb, where it was guarded by Roman soldiers.

Three days later, some of Jesus’s followers discovered that his body had disappeared. Church Bells Deliver Easter Eggs to Kids in France & Belgium. In France and Belgium, the church bells deliver and hide Easter eggs for children!

Church Bells Deliver Easter Eggs to Kids in France & Belgium

Let me explain… Church bells stop ringing in France and Belgium for three days prior to Easter to mourn the death of Jesus. Parents tell their children that the bells go off to Rome to be blessed by the Pope. History and global flavours of pancakes for Shrove Tuesday. Forget toast, cereal and other everyday foods: Pancake Tuesday is for eating pancakes.

History and global flavours of pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

This year, it’s on Tuesday February 25. It is a secular – which means non-religious – fun celebration that happens all around the world. Australians are really good at eating a lot of pancakes on Pancake Tuesday. People eat this much-loved food while they get together with friends, raise money for charities and perhaps even set a world record, all with a pancake theme.

Kids News researched the origins of Pancake Tuesday. [guest post + giveaway] The King Cake Baby by Keila V. Dawson. As a New Orleans native, I enjoy sharing my culture with others, especially our food and traditions.

[guest post + giveaway] The King Cake Baby by Keila V. Dawson

When I wrote THE KING CAKE BABY, a story about eating King Cake throughout the Carnival season, I wanted to share a taste of Louisiana with kids. That tradition has a sweet spot in my heart. Carnival has been celebrated for hundreds of years in Louisiana and historians have traced the custom that became the modern King Cake to the pre-Christian ancient Roman rituals. During the winter solstice Saturnalia festival ordinary citizens joined in the celebration to give thanks to Saturnus, the god of sowing or seed. Easter Bilbies - Classroom - BTN. It's that time of year again!

Easter Bilbies - Classroom - BTN

When crosses appear on buns. Chocolate gets transformed into eggs and a mysterious often giant bunny leaves them for people to find. Nothing unusual about that. But here in Australia real, regular-sized bunnies are actually quite a problem. Lent - Classroom - BTN. CHRISTIAN: Hi, my name's Christian.

Lent - Classroom - BTN

ALYSA: My name is Alysa. SAMMY: And my name's Sammy. NARVADA: Hi my name is Narvada. KIDS: And we're going to talk to you about Lent. Wooohooo. Easter traditions - Newsbreak - Behind The News - BTN. Why do we have Easter eggs and the Easter bunny? - CBBC Newsround. To enjoy the CBBC Newsround website at its best you will need to have JavaScript turned on.

Why do we have Easter eggs and the Easter bunny? - CBBC Newsround

Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that Christ died on the cross on a day called Good Friday, which this year falls on 19 April. According to the Bible, Jesus was then resurrected and came back to life on Easter Sunday. This is the most important day in the Christian calendar. Easter is on different dates each year, between 21 March and 25 April, depending on when there's a full moon in Spring. Beyond the Bunny: Easter Traditions From Around The Globe Kids News Article.

Your chocolate questions answered. Almost everyone is absolutely mad about chocolate. Shrove Tuesday facts. Every year we celebrate Shrove Tuesday, or as you may know it…Pancake Day! But what is the meaning behind this special day? How and why is it celebrated around the world? It’s time to find out with our ten Shrove Tuesday facts! Easter Songs for Children. How Easter Works. ­Every year as Easter approaches, stores are filled with jelly beans, candy eggs, egg-coloring kits, bunnies of all types, and baskets for c­arrying all of this bounty. However, most of us know that Easter isn't simply a ­commercial festival about dyeing and hiding eggs or wearing new spring attire. Easter symbols. NATASHA THIELE, REPORTER: This is what you might picture when you think of Easter. But what does a bunny, eggs and buns have in common?

Well, there are meanings behind each one, so let's go on an Easter journey to find out. Easter is one of the most sacred holidays on the Christian calendar. Good Friday represents the day Jesus Christ died on the cross and Easter Sunday is a celebration of when he rose from the dead. It's a time when families get together and go to church; some Christians will even fast, giving up something they really like for 40-days in the lead-up to Easter. But Easter wasn't always a Christian festival; some people believe Easter traditions go back to the Pagan religion, which was more about nature. She's said to have brought new life to things like dying plants and flowers. Hares featured in pagan Easter festivals because; well let's just say they're good at breeding, so the animal was thought to be best at representing new life. Easter eggs. How to Dye Eggs Naturally.

During most of the centuries that people have colored eggs for Easter, the dyes used were made from natural products like onion peels, bark, beets and blueberries. Of course, it’s different today. These days, most of us use store bought tablets that make dying Easter eggs quick and easy. My children and I have enjoyed doing it that way for years. And you can’t complain about the price – it usually costs less than two dollars to buy a packet of dyes. The Symbolism of the Egg. As Easter approaches, it’s natural to think a little about eggs! In days gone by the egg, due to its shape, was a symbol of the earth. People in Bermuda Fly Homemade Kites on Good Friday. Easter Monday in Hungary. Domestic-Church.Com: Articles: Shrove Tuesday.