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Easter bunnies, Easter eggs and Easter Lamb: Easter customs in Germany

No one can avoid Easter bunnies and colored Easter eggs during Easter; made of chocolate, they fill supermarket shelves and colored eggs decorate blooming bushes in front yards. Accompanied by home-baked paschal lamb, braided yeast bun and Easter bunnies, Karina Rohlfing and Hou Wenhui, Catholic priest and Ph. D. student at the Theological Faculty, explained the background of Easter and Easter customs in Germany. They described the events depicted in the Bible which are remembered on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Karina Rohlfing pointed out that Christian symbols such as the paschal lamb or silent remembrance on Good Friday mix with pagan spring traditions such as the Easter bonfire or Easter eggs. The students tried out one popular custom themselves – hollowing chicken eggs and decorating them with spring and Easter scenes.

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