How to Celebrate Easter

Three Methods:Celebrating Easter As A ChristianCelebrating Easter At HomeMaking Easter Eggs

Easter is a religious holiday celebrated by Christians. Once a year Christians celebrate the story of Jesus Christ and his resurrection after execution. The day is also one that features Easter egg decorating and the Easter egg hunt. However you choose to celebrate Easter it's a great time to spend together with friends and family, enjoying one another's company and a great meal.

Method 1
Celebrating Easter As A Christian

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    Attend Easter services. Almost every Christian church will offer an Easter service on Easter Sunday. Exactly what the service will consist off will vary depending on your church. However, attending any Easter church service can be a good way to focus on the Christian messages that accompany the holiday.
    • Ask your local church if they are having an Easter sermon.
    • Discover what time the service will be held at.
    • Review the Easter story before attending the service to get the most out of it.
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    Read the Easter story in your bible. Taking some time on your Easter Sunday to read over the Easter story can be a good way to focus on the meaning behind the holiday. Reminding yourself why the holiday is celebrated can help you to engage more fully with your faith and its traditions.[1]
    • Much of the Easter story is found in the New Testament.
    • The story of Easter is found primarily in the books of Matthew, John, Luke and Mark.
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    Focus on the personal meaning this holiday has for you. Attending a church service or reading over the Easter story can both be great ways to focus on the meaning of the holiday. However, taking some time on your Easter Sunday to reflect on the personal meaning of the holiday can help you discover what it means to you.
    • Spend some time alone thinking about what Easter means to you.
    • Share your thoughts and feeling about the holiday with your friends and family.

Method 2
Celebrating Easter At Home

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    Cook something tasty. Easter Sunday usually means time with family and friends. Beyond spending time together it can be a lot of fun to share great home-cooked meals with one another. Think about making one of your favorite meals, treats, or snacks to share with those close to you.
    • Deviled eggs can be a good thematic fit to your Easter meals.
    • Many people enjoy serving ham as the main dish for their Easter meal.
    • Think about adding some side dishes such as mashed potatoes or glazed carrots.
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    Spend time with family and friends. Holidays are great opportunities for us to spend time with our loved ones, enjoying the time together. Easter Sunday is no exception and it's a wonderful time to enjoy with your family. Make some plans with your loved ones to make your Easter together a great one.
    • Invite your family and friends to share the holiday with you.
    • Ask your family and friends what they might like to do on your Easter together.
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    Have an Easter egg hunt. An iconic part of Easter is the Easter egg. These highly decorative eggs are often used in a fun scavenger hunt where children try to find the most of the hidden Easter eggs. Whether you're hunting for the eggs or hiding them, having an Easter egg hunt can help make your Easter an enjoyable one.
    • You might want to use plastic Easter eggs as these allow for treats or toys to be put within them.
    • Try to make the Easter egg hunt challenging but not overly difficult.
    • Keep track of where you hid all the eggs in case they are not all found by the hunters.
    • Some large easter egg hunts are put on by local communities or organizations and are open for you and your family to attend.

Method 3
Making Easter Eggs

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    Gather your materials. Dyeing Easter eggs can be a fun way to spend time together with your family and make some great Easter decorations. However, before you can get started you will need to gather a few key things. Review the following list of the basic materials you will need to create dyed Easter eggs.[2]
    • A cup to hold the dye.
    • A spoon or tongs for the eggs.
    • Hard boiled eggs.
    • Liquid food coloring or egg dye.
    • Paper towels to let eggs dry on.
    • Optional decoration tools such as a clear wax crayon to draw designs on the egg.
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    Prepare your eggs. Dyeing a raw and unprepared egg can result in a potential mess if it breaks and may carry a risk of disease. Preparing your Easter eggs can make them last longer and prevent them from making a mess if they break. Before you get started dyeing your eggs you will need to prepare them properly. [3]
    • Add water to a pot and place your eggs in the water, making sure the eggs are cover by about an inch.
    • Bring the water to a boil.
    • Remove the pot from the burner and add a cover.
    • Let the eggs sit for about 12 minutes.
    • Drain the water from your eggs and refrigerate until you are ready to decorate.
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    Dye your eggs. Coloring your Easter eggs is the focus of the decorating process. Dunking the eggs in cups that are filled with dyes will impart bright and interesting colors onto the white surface of the egg shell. Take the following steps to properly dye your eggs:[4]
    • Add water and dye to a glass.
    • Place the egg in the color you want it to be dyed.
    • Remove the egg with a strainer or spoon.
    • Place the egg on a paper towel and allow to dry.
    • The longer the egg sits in the dye, the darker the color will be.
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    Make use of your decorated Easter eggs. After you have enjoyed creating your designs it's time to show them off or think about fun ways you might want to use them. Look over some of the following examples to get an idea of how you can use your newly decorated Easter eggs.
    • Create a display that showcases your designs
    • Hide your Easter eggs to create a fun Easter egg hunt
    • Have a competition to see who's eggs are the best in categories such as most artistic, best design or brightest colors.


  • Take some time and reflect on what Easter means to you.
  • Enjoy time together with family and friends.
  • Cook a delicious meal and share it with those close to you.
  • Enjoy decorating some easter eggs.
  • Either create or participate in an easter egg hunt.


  • Find all the eggs after an Easter egg hunt or else they will begin to rot.
  • Hard boil your Easter eggs to make sure they won't break and create a mess.

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