Easter in England has its origins long before the advent of Christianity. Easter was named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring - Eostre.
Birth, the happiness and fertility are some of the symbols attributed to the goddess.
Easter does not just mean the end of winter but it is also the end of the post. And why is the time of joy and celebration.
Easter eggs and Easter bunny
Eggs as a symbol of spring and new life are inextricably linked with Easter in England. Used to be decorated with paint as well as our Polish Easter eggs. Currently, are superseded by chocolate Easter eggs. In the north of England in Preston is the custom turlania eggs. Boiled eggs are Turl the slope and an egg that is most Sturla wins:)
In other regions, people are playing this: hold the egg in your hand and strikes the opponent's egg. You lose the first egg breaks.
Another game is hunting for eggs poukrywane in the recesses of the garden.
Easter Bunny was a symbol of the moon goddess prawdawnej as part of a decorative table wiekkanocnego. Historically, after the Easter holiday period started hunting for hares.
Easter was a day for couples taking wedding. So perhaps the period of Easter, people dressed in festive costumes. Women przywdziewały special bonnets adorned with ribbons and flowers. Today you can watch the curtain in London at a special Easter parade