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BBC - Food - News and events - Easter Traditions __ A history of Easter traditions, links to related holidays and some great recipes. - From BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/news_and_events/events_eastertraditions.shtml 

A bit of Swedish Easter traditions __ Learn the history of Easter traditions in Sweden.  "Easter has up to our own times, been a religious holiday in Sweden, and Easter Week has had an air of solemnity about it. Weddings and christenings , for example, have not been considered apropriate during this week. Only in recent years Swedish cinemas has been open on Good Friday." - From Lulea University of technology - http://www.luth.se/luth/present/sweden/history/folklore/easter.html 

Bulgarian Easter Traditions __ "The bright red colored egg is the symbol of Easter (or Pascha) for the Orthodox Christians all over the world. Nowadays other colors are used as well (not for political reasons only). The eggs are colored on Holy Thursday after the Divine Liturgy. The Easter breads are a worldwide Orthodox tradition as well...."  Learn about an Eastern Orthodox Easter with a Bulgarian slant. - From b-info.com - http://www.b-info.com/places/Bulgaria/Easter/ 

Diabetic Friendly Easter Recipes __ Learn how to prepare an elegant holiday meal for eight while keeping the needs of a diabetic in mind.  Yummy stuff here. - From fabulousfoods.com - http://www.fabulousfoods.com/features/diabetic/diabeticeaster.html 

DLTK's Religious Easter Crafts for Kids __ You will find several craft projects for the younger set. - illustrated - From dltk-holidays.com - http://www.dltk-holidays.com/easter/religious.html 

Easter__ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter 

Easter History,History Of Easter Traditions,Easter Wishes Ecards From 101Easter.Com __ A general overview of Easter and its history.  You will find recipes, holiday jokes, Easter fun, flowers and candy plus more. - From 101easter.com - http://www.101easter.com/history.html 

Easter - How it is celebrated today __ History of the holiday and establishing the Easter dating system.  "Until the 4th century CE, Easter and Pentecost were the only two holy days that Christians observed. Easter Sunday was the main day of celebration, formally recognized by the Council of Nicea in 325 CE. Pentecost Sunday was also observed as a less important holy day, 7 weeks/49 days after Easter. Other occasions related to Jesus' execution were gradually added to the church calendar." - From religioustolerance.org - http://www.religioustolerance.org/easter3.htm

Easter on the Net - Easter Recipes __ A collection of holiday recipes concentrating on the "sweet" goodies. - From holidays.net - http://www.holidays.net/easter/recipes.htm 

The Easter Page -- Traditions, History, and Dates of Easter __ "As with almost all "Christian" holidays, Easter has been secularized and commercialized. The dichotomous nature of Easter and its symbols, however, is not necessarily a modern fabrication...Since its conception as a holy celebration in the second century, Easter has had its non-religious side. In fact, Easter was originally a pagan festival."  You can find the whole story. - illustrated - From Jerry Wilson - http://wilstar.com/holidays/easter.htm 

Easter Recipes__ Holiday recipes for cookies, candy, cakes, and whole meals along with links to crafts, games, and gifts. - From garvick.com - http://www.garvick.com/annual/easter/recipes.htm 

Easter traditions from Germany __ Learn the history of Easter and Germany.  You will find cultural information, history, a gallery of Easter eggs and some yummy recipes. - from germanculture.com.ua - http://www.germanculture.com.ua/library/links/easter.htm 

Easter Traditions and Origins __ "Easter traditions and symbols are abundant. But what are the origins of these Easter traditions? Learn the history of Easter traditions here."  A lot of information about the history and symbolism of Easter. - illustrated - From easter-traditions.com - http://www.easter-traditions.com/ 

Fabulous Easter recipes, egg decorating, Easter chocolates __ You will find history, symbolism, general information - and, Oh yes, - the food. - From fabulousfoods.com - http://www.fabulousfoods.com/holidays/easter/easter.html

GourmetSleuth - Easter Traditions __ Easter history, fun facts, and food.  You will even find recipes for using "peeps," those extraordinary marshmallow baby chickens that can even recover after being run over by a steam roller.  It is claimed by some that the candy peep may keep its shape through the next Ice Age. - From gourmetsleuth.com - http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/easter01.htm 

How Easter Works __ A look at the holiday, its history and traditions in a detailed series of articles. - From How Stuff Works - http://people.howstuffworks.com/easter3.htm 

Kids Domain - Easter Links - Reason for the Season __ You will find several Easter resources including food, music, crafts, coloring pages and more. - From Kidsdomain.com - http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/easter/reason.html

 

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