CLECV3 Unit 9

Easter Traditions

Easter is one of the most important religious festivity  since when Christians celebrate and comemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  According to the Bible, Jesus was then resurrected and came back to life on Easter Sunday.  Many Christians usually spend time at church in thought, prayer and celebration of Jesus Christ’s life, and may get together with friends and family for a special meal. Read the following text adapted from the portal bbc.uk.com, and participate answering the questions we share with you.

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Due to coronavirus, churches are closed so this year will be very different, although technology means that some sermons will be streamed, and many people will still get together but by using video calls instead of in person!

There are also some more modern traditions to mark Easter which are very common – such as Easter eggs, the Easter bunny and chocolate.  But where do these modern traditions come from?

A lot of us may chomp on chocolate eggs at Easter, but originally eating eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter (known as Holy Week).

So any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them Holy Week eggs, that were then given to children as gifts. Victorians adapted the tradition with satin-covered cardboard eggs filled with Easter gifts. This has now developed into the tradition that many people enjoy today.

The first chocolate eggs appeared in France and Germany in the 19th Century, but they were bitter and hard. As chocolate-making techniques improved, hollow eggs like the ones we have today were developed.

They very quickly became popular and remain a favorite tradition with chocolate-lovers today. 

The story of the Easter Bunny is thought to have become common in the 19th Century. 

Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life. Legend has it that the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life. 

This is why some children might enjoy Easter egg hunts as part of the festival. It doesn’t do all the work alone though!  In Switzerland, Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo and in parts of Germany by a fox.

Critical Thinking Questions: How about Peru? How do we celebrate Easter? Mention Peruvian traditions related to this Holy Week.

 

 

CLECV3 Blog Unit 7 Critical Thinking

One of the things we promote in this course, is your Critical Thinking skills. Therefore  we will discuss the questions that are pat of your book

Page 90 – Unit 7

Discuss the following questions with a partner.

1          Do you think old universities are better than new universities? Why, or why not?

2          Before having universities, how do you think people passed down knowledge?

Page 94 – Unit 7

Discuss the following questions with a partner.

3.           What are examples of excellent engineering in your city or town? Why?

 

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