Happy Easter Day at Sri Kandi
Today at Taska and Tadika Sri Kandi, we celebrate Easter Day.
According to wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter:
The meaning of Easter is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday), commemorating the Last Supper and its preceding foot washing, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide, or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.
Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox. Ecclesiastically, the equinox is reckoned to be on 21 March (even though the equinox occurs, astronomically speaking, on 20 March in most years), and the “Full Moon” is not necessarily the astronomically correct date. The date of Easter therefore varies between 22 March and 25 April. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian calendar, whose 21 March corresponds, during the 21st century, to 3 April in the Gregorian calendar, in which the celebration of Easter therefore varies between 4 April and 8 May.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are etymologically related or homonymous. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but attending sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb, are common motifs. Additional customs include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades, which are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians.
So for this Easter, We decided to introduce our students to the meaning of Easter. And what is Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids? Our teachers at Sri Kandi were all so busy just by preparing the eggs for the “egg hunting”.
Preparation And Making Easter Eggs by Our Busy Teachers
The Easter Bunny would have been proud of these Easter Eggs!
After the teachers were all done making the preparation of the “egg hunting”, we wait for all the students to wake up from theirs afternoon nap. When the students were all done napping, we assemble all the students in one classroom. We teaches them the meaning of Easter, and their objective in participating in the “egg hunting” activity. Let the “egg hunting” begins!!!
Congratulations To All Who Found The Eggs
Even the class of Toddlers took part in the “egg hunting”.
After all the Easter eggs have been found, everyone gets to feast on the eggs. Any activity is always a fun time for the children and we can tell that they really enjoyed this Easter! Happy Easter everyone!