Aliwal North Primary School celebrate Easter
At Easter, we celebrate Jesus overcoming death and making a way for us to be in a relationship with God. Jesus died a terrible death for our sins, and three days later, He rose from the grave.
Easter eggs are given out to loved ones, or used in games all over the world. Depending on where you live, you may have a regional tradition where eggs are hidden and children need to find them.
We all like chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs, but we know there’s more to Easter than a magic bunny that delivers baskets of candy.
When we eat Easter eggs, the different colors send a special message. The brown chocolate represents our sinful nature and all the naughty things we sometimes do. The white “marshmallow” reminds us of Jesus’ death on the cross and forgiveness of all our sins. The yellow-orange “marshmallow” is the symbol of a new life that awaits us.
We also learnt about the interesting ways other religions celebrate Easter, e.g. the Jewish Passover and special traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.
Grade 3 Alies made a beautiful Easter exhibit.