As a celebration that includes chocolate and bunnies, Easter is at the top of Moodzie’s favorite holiday list, and Moodzie is sure many others around the world would agree to this fact. Easter originated as a traditional Christian holiday, and now turned into a major commercial holiday around the world, as now it has become so commercial that there is an Easter egg in Italy that stands at 10.39 meters long and weighs 7,200 kg. Within the United States Good Friday and Easter Monday are both recognized holidays, Easter Monday is recognized throughout the country, whereas Good Friday is only recognized as a statutory holiday in 12 of 50 states.

The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated from Eastern Europe, around modern-day Ukraine, and it involved using wax and dyes to color the eggs, whereas the term Easter gets its name from Easter, which is an old Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes the hare and the egg. Moodzie, happens to love all these interesting facts about Easter, thus making it a holiday that Moodzie loves.

The Easter tradition of giving eggs, actually dates back long before Easter, as it was considered a sign of rebirth in many cultures, hence giving eggs was happening already before Easter. Back in the day, Churches used to have this game which kind of resembled hot potato, and the priest would toss an egg to one of the choir boys, and then they would toss it amongst themselves, and when the clock struck 12, whichever boy had the egg would end up keeping it. Within the U.S, Americans happen to buy more than 700 million marshmallow peeps during the Easter holiday, and also consume a total of 16 million Jellybeans.

During the Easter holiday, within America, a total of 90 million chocolate bunnies, 700 million Peeps, and an astounding 91.4 billion eggs are produced every year. Moodzie also happens to love Easter, because next to Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday. Within Christianity, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Christ, as it is the oldest Christian holiday, and one of the most important days of the year. The idea of giving eggs and candy/sweet actually originated in Germany around the middle-ages, and thus that it is where the whole sweet egg thing began. Thus, Moodzie loves Easter, as it is an ancient holiday that celebrates tradition, and culture, while also giving to others is encouraged.

Moodzie loves absolutely everything about Easter. Below are awesome tips to have the best Easter ever!

Tip 1: Gift Toys and Chocolates rather than live rabbits!


House Rabbit Society strongly urges parents not to buy their children live “Easter bunnies” unless they are willing to make a 10-year commitment to properly care for the animals. Each year, thousands of baby rabbits, chicks, and ducks are purchased as Easter gifts only to be abandoned or left at shelters in the days, weeks and months that follow Easter.

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Tip 2: Decorate our own eggs with Natural dyes


It is a great way to explore the science of natural dyes and have fun with your kids. Here are are great sites:

How to dye Easter eggs naturally – a tutorial

So you want to dye your Easter eggs naturally – without chemicals and artificial colors? While it takes longer than the commercial egg dye kits you buy at the store, dyeing your eggs with natural foods is better for you and your child(ren)’s health, produces much more interesting colors and is, quite arguably, more fun!

Eggceptional Eggs-periments – Dying Easter Eggs Naturally – Steve Spangler Science

By Blog Editor Susan Wells Go into any grocery store or department store this time of year and you will be bombarded by Easter egg dye kits. Most of these kits use vinegar and an artificial dye to color the shell of the egg. I know I’m not the only one who gets concerned when …

Tip 3: Have fun creating Easter gifts with your children


Tip 4: There are great online activity sites for Easter 


Click the links below to discover wonderful activities to keep your children occupied:

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Activity Village has a huge selection of Easter activities for you to enjoy with your kids, including colouring pages, printables, jokes, crafts and puzzles! Explore below. What is Easter? Easter is an important Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter Crafts, Coloring, Worksheets and Activities

Easter crafts, coloring, games, poems, songs, worksheets and other activities for children.

Easter craft

Find Easter crafts to make with kids for the Easter holiday including an Easter basket, Easter eggs, Easter bonnet and other Easter activities for kids.

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You can always count on us for tonnes of suggestions for fabulous, fun activities to keep your children entertained over the holidays, come rain or shine. Check out our ideas for free family activities, plus loads of crafts and games, both indoors and outdoors.

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Find Easter activities, printables, games, and crafts to help your kids hop into spring!

22 Fun Easter Games to Entertain Your Family

These unique Easter games ensure your kids have endless Easter entertainment and fun holiday memories to remember for a lifetime.

100+ Easy Christmas Crafts for 2017 – Ideas for DIY Christmas Projects – Good Housekeeping

From cards to ornaments to homemade gift-wrapping and more, try these creative Christmas crafts to add a personal touch to this holiday season.

4 Easter Activities For Kids That Do Not Involve Chocolate – Stay at Home Mum

Does it seem like almost all the holidays revolve around chocolate? If your child can’t eat chocolate or if you are tired of the sugar rush and tantrums that these tasty holidays continue to cause, then there are plenty of healthier options to celebrating Easter.

Tip 5: Easter is more that just chocolate and eggs!


Discover the traditions and different ways Easter is celebrated around the World:

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Easter Traditions, Explained

Ever wonder where the Easter Bunny or other Easter traditions sprang from? Learn more about the history of this chocolate-filled holiday.

Easter Symbols and Traditions – Holidays – HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Easter Symbols and Traditions, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

Easter Symbols and Traditions

Easter traditions and symbols including eggs, bunnies, and parades.

The Traditions of Easter

As with almost all holidays that have their roots in Christianity, Easter has been secularized and commercialized. The dichotomous nature of Easter and its symbols, however, is not necessarily a modern fabrication. Since its conception as a holy celebration in the second century, Easter has had its non-religious side.

Tip 6: Russian Orthodox Easter Traditions!


Discover the how Easter is celebrated in Orthodox cultures.

Russian orthodox bell ringing

Traditional Russian orthodox bell ringing is most remarkable real-life sound feature in Russia, it is inspiration for musical and poetical compositions, it is delight for Russian soul…and of course it is important part of orthodox service since many centuries… All pictures by me :)

Russian Easter Russian Orthdox Customs and Traditions

There are many feasts which Russians like to celebrate The main is the spring feast Easter It is a light and kind feast brings belief hope and love Approximately 5 thousand years back Judaic tribes celebrated this spring day as a feast of calving of cattle and then Easter was connected with beginning

What to Know if You’re Visiting Russia on Easter

If you happen to be traveling in Russia during Easter time, for those Russians who are religious, Easter is one of the most important Russian holidays, surpassing even Christmas in importance. The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Easter according to the Orthodox calendar, and it can occur in April or May.

Celebrate: Russian Orthodox Easter

The biggest Russian Orthodox celebration of the year is Easter (Paskha) – a time for friends, family, food and, of course, vodka. For Marsha and Nick Tsitovitch, having a big party at their Strathfield home in western Sydney is a yearly occurrence.

Getting Ready for Easter

Russia is preparing for Easter Sunday. Source: RIA Novosti Unlike the Western Christian world, the Russian Orthodox Church will celebrate Easter next Sunday. Preparing for it requires the proper fulfillment of certain customs -many of them religious, but more of them from folk traditions.

Christians unite for Easter festivities

For Russian Orthodox Christians, Easter – the major feast of the year – is a long and powerful tradition. This year, April 24 is the day when the Christian world is celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.

10 Things You Should Know About Celebrating Easter in Russia

Easter in Russia is called Paskha (Пасха). The name presumably derives from the Jewish holiday of Pesach, which was dedicated to the release of Jews from Egyptian slavery. Another origin theory says it comes from the Greek phrase “I suffer”. In accordance with Christian tradition, the word signifies transitioning with Christ from death to eternity and from earth to heaven.