Christians across the globe are celebrating Easter Sunday which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Many children also get excited for this holiday because of a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
So, does Easter mean something different for children than it does adults?
Easter means something a little different to everybody, and each family has its own traditions that make it a special holiday.
“One of my favorite things is probably when all of our family joins together and they have this huge potluck of food,” said Ben, 12.
“I look forward to coming to church and hanging out with everyone,” said Josie, 10.
“One of my favorite parts is our Easter egg hunt,” said Nate, 9.
“I look forward to my family and when we get to go on our Easter egg hunt and you get to eat and have fun with each other,” said Sammie, 10.
With an abundance of sweet treats, fun games, and egg hunts, Easter is a holiday many children look forward to.
Adults look forward to the holiday, too, even without the candy.
Many say Easter symbolizes a renewed since of hope and is a time to remember a major pillar of their faith: that Jesus died for their sins.
“Sometimes we go into hardships and horrible situations and we think that’s the end, just like many thought when he went into that tomb, that was the end. But instead of losing the horizon, it was the start of a new horizon. That’s what Easter means to me: new horizons, new joy, new hope, and that with God, anything is possible,” said Revered Darrell Cummings.
At some point, you have probably heard someone ask, “Do today’s children value Easter as a religious holiday, or just another holiday for gifts?”
It turns out what Easter means to children is not so different from what Easter means to adults.
“He made our sins go away because he died on the cross for us. It’s really special because it kind of means we’re all loved,” said Sammie.
“He died for our sins and that’s why we’re all here, and I’m just thankful that we even get to have this holiday. There’s always the candy part which some people go for, but we’re here because of Jesus,” added Ben.