Most of us know that Easter is when Christians celebrate Jesus rising from the dead. It is THE most important religious festival in the Christian calendar. But what else do you know about Easter? You can find out a lot more here on the "Top Marks" site. They have even more Easter crafts!
How did Easter get its name?
Long before Jesus was born some people in Europe worshipped the Goddess of Spring, who was known as 'Eostre'. These people thought that the sun died in winter and was born again in Spring. They thought the goddess brought the spring and with it the sun would get stronger. Some believe that Easter got its name from her.
When is Easter?
Easter Day is always on a Sunday but the date varies. Many years ago Christians decided that Easter Day should be the Sunday following the first full moon after the first day of Spring, around 21 March.