Kids’ Update: Happy Easter!

  • Easter is a Christian holiday. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Christian history, Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose three days later on Sunday.
  • Since 325 AD, Easter has been held on the first Sunday after the full moon, after the 21st of March, which is the Equinox. This means that Easter can land anywhere between the 22nd of March to the 25th of April.
  • The holiday’s name comes from a “goddess” named Eastre. Her symbols were the rabbit and the egg. This symbolism is especially fitting for a holiday that signifies rebirth.
  • The first Easter baskets given were meant to imitate a bird’s nest when eggs were placed inside.
  • We’ve all dyed Easter Eggs, but Ukrainian Easter Eggs, or Pysanka, are by far the most beautiful.
  • Each year nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies are made for Easter. In the ranking of kids’ favorite Easter candy, red jellybeans come in first place.
  • Peeps are made in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Here are some great craft ideas for Easter — Easter Crafts for Kids.

The Youth Services Staff at the Chester County Library and Hankin Branch are presenting Virtual Storytimes beginning April 27th. They will be for three different ages groups — 0 to 2 Year Olds, 3 & 4 Year Olds, and 5 & 6 Year Olds. Registration is required via the Events Calendar at Virtual Storytimes are not registered as multi-week sessions; you will need to register for each storytime individually.

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