HISTORY and SYMBOLS :
- 2016 WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL
"On Monday March 28, 2016, the First Family will host the 138th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme is “Let’s Celebrate!” and more than 35,000 people will be joining us on the South Lawn for games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll.
In addition to all the fun and games, the day's activities - which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations -- will celebrate the initiatives of First Lady Michelle Obama and the contributions the Obama Administration has made to the Easter Egg Roll. In honor of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s event will also include the first-ever White House Fun Run. "
Śmigus-Dyngus (also known as lany poniedziałek, meaning "Wet Monday") "is a celebration held on Easter Monday in Poland.
It is also observed by Polish diaspora communities, particularly among Polish Americans, who call it Dyngus Day.
Similar celebrations are held in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (Oblévačka in Czech, Oblievačka in Slovak, both meaning "Watering")
and in Hungary, where it is known as Vízbevető or Water Plunge Monday.
Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches on Easter Monday,
and girls do the same to boys on Easter Tuesday. This is accompanied by a number of other rituals..."
- Foods Important to Easter, Passover and the Spring - Text + Audio - 3 April 2015
"This weekend there are two traditional celebrations that American Christians and Jews celebrate every spring.
You will see flat breads and chocolate rabbits in the stores. Other countries celebrate spring with roast lamb and a special table of foods."
Easter Customs - Easter Cultures - Easter Story - Easter Fun
(word searches, etc)
Lessons - facts, hunts, activities, symbols,
songs, poems... (The Educator's Network)
Bunnies (alphabet-soup.net) :
Peter Rabbit / Peter Cottontail / Bugs Bunny / Brer Rabbit /
The Easter Bunny