Archive for April 4th, 2010

Holiday Invite: Easter on the Net

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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Hoppy Easter!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to hop on over to our Easter celebration, Easter on the Net.

Our Easter celebration has everything you could possibly want to know about this pinnacle holiday in the Christian religion. From an overview of Easter and the holiday’s historical origins to an explanation of the 40-day Lenten Season, including the holidays of Palm Sunday and Good Friday.

Have you ever wondered how Easter is celebrated in the Holy Land? Or what traditions are practiced by the Russian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox communities? Speaking of which, do you know why there are two different dates for Easter — one celebrated by Western churches, the other by Eastern Orthodox churches?

Perhaps you think you know already all there is to know about Easter! Like where the custom of hunting for Easter eggs comes from. And why the bunny rabbit is a symbol of Easter. Or how the Easter lily became associated with this springtime holiday. And just why we eat so much chocolate and marshmallowy candy at Easter time. You can brush up on the answers to these questions and more in our newest trivia feature: Did You Know Easter?

Do you have young children at home? Help them get ready for the Easter holiday by sending an email to the Easter bunny (every child will receive a personalized message in return!) or by enjoying one of our age-appropriate Easter crafts and coloring pages. We also have tips for hosting the perfect Easter egg hunt, cooking up a mouth-watering Easter menu and organizing a round of Easter egg games. We even have step-by-step instructions for making your own Easter egg baskets.

Finally, don’t forget to wish your family and friends a Happy, Hoppy Easter by sending one of our free Easter e-cards.

This year, the moveable feast of Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 04, 2010. The Eastern Orthodox churches will also enjoy their Easter celebrations on Sunday, April 04. We look forward to sharing our celebrations with you and your family.

Happy Easter!

Louie and the Holiday Elves

(April 04) Today we're celebrating . . .  Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 4th, 2010


Easter (Christian)
Easter is the springtime holiday marking the rebirth of Jesus and the renewal of the Christian faith.

It is a blessed time for the faithful to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of the Savior… and a magical time for children to enjoy chocolate bunnies, marshmallow chicks and jellybean-filled Easter eggs.

Join us for our Easter celebration – Easter on the Net

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Did You Know? Countdown to Easter (04/04)

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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Did You Know?
April 04

It’s Easter!!

Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Easter.

Hoppy Easter,
Louie and the Holiday Elves

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(April 04) Today we're celebrating . . .  Orthodox Easter Sunday / Pascha

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Orthodox Easter Sunday / Pascha (Orthodox)
Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ according to the Eastern Orthodox calendar.

 

 

 

 

 

More info:

Greek Orthodox Easter Customs

Russian Orthodox Easter Customs

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