Jakarta (13/04) Easter is a Christian holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In general, the Easter celebration is equivalent with eggs and rabbits. So, what is the origin of the Easter symbol? These are the briefs history :
- Easter Eggs
- According to the book of Festivals and Celebrations, the Egyptians and Ancient Persians have a tradition about decorating the eggs then they exchanged it to their friends.The Egyptians, Greek, and Romans regarded eggs as the symbol of rebirth and resurrection
• Easter Bunny
Rabbit is the symbol of fertility and new life. Why so? Because it was famous among children as the animal that can birth lots of bunnies. Similar to Santa Claus, Easter Bunny became a popular character among children.
“Easter is not complete without decorating eggs, also rabbits are rarely seen as a symbol in Indonesia ” Said Willi, a student of Fikom Untar 2014 assumed the Easter Symbol.