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School : Estadual Vicente de Fontes Teacher: José Rosamilton de Lima Grade: 8th Students: Joyce Moura Mike Giovani. EASTER DAY IN BRAZIL! José da Penha-RN 2013. Easter.

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School: Estadual Vicente de FontesTeacher: José Rosamilton de LimaGrade: 8th Students: Joyce Moura Mike Giovani


José da Penha-RN



  • Easter is a christian festival and holiday celebrating the ressurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion.Easter is the culmination of the Passion of Christ preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week. The celebration of Easter varies between April 4 and May 8. Additional customs include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades, which are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians.

Symbols of Easter

The rabbit

  • Is the symbol of fertility, to reproduce easily and generate large litters, besides being very attached to abundant life, relating them to the New Life Christian motto.


  • The custom and tradition of the eggs are associated with Easter for centuries. Symbol of fertility and new life. The existence of life is closely linked to the egg, which symbolizes birth. The tomb of Jesus hid a new life that erupted on Easter night. Giving eggs to desire that life is renewed in us.


  • The lamb is the oldest symbol of Easter. Symbolizes In the New Testament Christ is the Lamb of God who is sacrificed for the salvation of mankind.

Pascal candle

  • It is a great candle lit in church on Easter Saturday. It means that "Christ is the light of the peoples. "This candle is engraved letters of the Greek alphabet "alpha" and "omega“ which means: God is the beginning and end.The Paschal Candle symbolizes Christ who rose from the darkness to light our way.


  • The sunflower as a symbol of Easter, is the search of the light that is Christ Jesus and as he follows the astrorei, Christians seek in Christ the way, the truth and the life.

Bread and wine

  • The bread and wine were, in antiquity, the most common food and drink. Jesus Christ served these foods to symbolize his constant presence in instituting the Eucharist.Thus, the bread and wine and wheat and grape symbolizes the body and blood of Jesus and eternal life.

The fish

  • The fish is the oldest symbols of Christ. If Christ is the Great Fish, are the minnows of Christ. This means that we must always live immersed in the grace of Christ and the Divine Life, brought to us by the water of baptism, moment we are born spiritually, as the fish are born in water.


  • Sing the joy of the Resurrection expressed in the songs of Alleluia. Playing joyfully announce new times, new soul in creatures.

The Colomba Easter

  • Is a bread in the shape of a dove, created by a baker in northern Italy, represents the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Christian people, in addition to being a symbol of peace, which is peace in Christ.

The cross

  • The cross represents the suffering of the dead Christ and his resurrection. The cross is also the symbol of Christianity and the Catholic faith.

Holy oils

  • In ancient fighters and warriors anointed with oils, becausethey believed that these substances gave them strength. For us Christians, oils symbolize the Holy Spirit, who gives us strength and power to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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