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ADD YOUR EGG IN THE EASTER BASKET

Summary

Easter time is coming soon. Let's share our Easter eggs! Ask your students to make an Easter egg. Let them choose any material they like. Send them to your School partners. On Easter it will be great to organise an exhibition of School Easter basket filled with many Easter eggs from all around the world!

Age range
8 - 15
Language
English
Owner
Ksenija Vidmar-Nincevic
Project stage
In progress
Last update
6 years ago
Rating
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EASTER EGGS
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Behind the festive joys, feast, fun and family enjoyment, Easter reminds all of a significant event. The event that Jesus Christ was resurrected, after having suffered and died. It reminds you that Christ, who was crucified on, what is now called, the Good Friday, showed himself up on the Easter. So, it is a time to celebrate. To celebrate - that Lord, who appeared on Earth for the good of mankind, is always with us.

Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given out to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime.

It is the influence of the traditional spring rites that made Easter so egg-special. And myths coming down to us from an incredibly distant past have shown man's relationship with the egg to be very deep seated one. This is caught in old Latin proverb: "Omne vivum ex ovo". This means "all life comes from an egg".
Not just the Latin saying, eggs are just laid well over all corners of the world. From ancient India to Polynesia, from Iran, Greece, and Phonecia to Latvia, Estonia, and Finland, from Central America to the west coast of South America, there are reports of myths of the whole universe created out of an egg. Thus, it is not unusual that in almost all ancient cultures eggs had been held as an emblem of life.
The concept of all living beings born from an egg is also a foundational concept of modern biology.
Despite claims being made that Easter Eggs were originally pagan symbols, there is no solid evidence for this. It was not until the 18th Century that Jakob Grimm theorised a putative pagan connection to Easter Eggs with a goddess of his own whom he named Ostara, a suggested German version of Eostre.

At the Passover Seder, a hard-boiled egg dipped in salt water symbolizes both new life and the Passover sacrifice offered at the Temple in Jerusalem. The ancient Persians painted eggs for Nowrooz, their New Year celebration falling on the Spring Equinox. This tradition has continued every year on Nowrooz since ancient times.

In Christian times, the egg was a symbol of new life just as a chick might hatch from the egg. The Easter egg tradition may have celebrated the end of the privations of Lent.
In the Medieval Europe, eggs were forbidden during Lent as well as other traditional fast days. During the strict Lenten fast of forty days no eggs were eaten. It was traditional to use up all of the household's eggs before Lent began, which established the tradition of Pancake Day. This was because, in Christian times, the egg was a symbol of new life just as a chick might hatch from the egg. Eggs were viewed as symbols of new life and fertility through the ages.
It is believed that for this reason many ancient cultures, including the Ancient Egyptians, Persians, and Romans, used eggs during their spring festivals. In Eastern Christianity, both meat and dairy are still prohibited during the fast, and eggs are seen as "dairy" (a foodstuff that could be taken from an animal without shedding its blood). That is the reason why eggs laid during that time were often boiled or otherwise preserved.

It was during Easter that the consumption of eggs resumed after the strict Lenten fast. Eggs were thus a mainstay of Easter meals, and a prized Easter gift for children and servants. And this is probably the reason why eggs came to be associated with Easter.

Easter Greetings from Scotland

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This is a typical Easter basket designing. Is your basket different from this one?
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Project stage 1:

Let your students design or decorate Easter eggs.

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Project stage 2:

Ask your project partners to start sending School Easter eggs to each other. The aim is to fill in the School basket with as many Easter eggs as possible! You could also take a picture of your eggs and add them to a picture gallery on this page.

Let's fill in the Easter basket!
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YOUR Easter Cards on display at St Anthony's! Thank you all!
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Project stage 3:

The finalisation of the Project is Presentation of Easter baskets from all the partner schools. A brochure of Easter baskets will be designed at the end of Easter-time.

A brochure of all Easter baskets from our European schools-participants of the project

Easter customs

Tell us about different Easter traditions and recipes in your country.

This is Easter food in England!
Listen to the children's song called "Hot Cross Buns"

Easter in your country....??

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Easter Bunny came to teach games to St Anthony's!
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Chris
9 years ago
Hello Ksenija, are you reading this? Chris
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Re: Chris
9 years ago
Hi, Chris! Yes, it's great! Thanks! Ksenija
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EGGS ON THE WAY!
9 years ago
The eggs from Scotland will be posted tomorrow - 30.03.09. I am sending a small selection to each of the schools involved. I hope this is ok. Happy Easter everyone from Linda and all the boys and girls in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Happy Easter
9 years ago
Hi Ksenija, It’s great to see your project working so well! Just to let you know, here are some other projects with nice Easter related student work. http://www.elanguages.org/59200 http://www.elanguages.org/49669 Happy Easter Chris
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Hi,Chris!Hello, all!
9 years ago
Hi, Chris! First, many thanks for your support and the best ways of how to support Projects on eLanguages. Then, I feel priviledged to take part on eLanguages! It's PERFECT way to meet people, exchange differences /or meet similarities with the schools from all over the world! As for Easter- Happy Easter from me and my School in Zadar, Croatia. Ksenija
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Re: Hi,Chris!Hello, all!
9 years ago
Hello everyone! Happy Easter to you all! I'm just getting the hang of this site! Hope the eggs arrive soon! Maura
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Happy Easter everyone
9 years ago
My school is now closed for Easter. I'll upload the photos of the Easter cards after the holidays!
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Re: Happy Easter everyone
9 years ago
The videos, presentations and songs you've uploaded are fantastic! Have a wonderful holiday. Chris
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Thanks, Linda !We've just received the Easter eggs!
9 years ago
Hello, Linda! We've just got Easter eggs from your school!GREAT! The eggs will be on our 'Easter tree tomorrow, together with Easter eggs we were sent from Ms Bozena Kowalewska from Poland! MANY THANKS!!!! Ksenija
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Hello!
9 years ago
I'd like to thank you Croatia and Scotland for the Easter cards and Easter basket! We received the packages last Monday. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Happy Easter!!! Bozena
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Great presentations from Romania!THANK YOU!
9 years ago
Hello! AS you all know, we are in the Big Week for those Orthodox christians! Therefore, we're very happy to have a new member in our Project- Ms Fraguta Ciurea from Romania. She has added two very interesting ppt presentations about Easter customs and traditional Easter food. Let me invite you to share the pleasure in reading them - as I do! Enjoy Big Week! Enjoy spring-time! Ksenija
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HAPPY EASTER!
9 years ago
Happy EAster to Diana and Fraguta - to the both ladies and their children! And to all who celebrate Orthodox Easter! Last but not least-thank you, Diana, for the very nice ppt presentations from your students! Best wishes to all! Ksenija
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Thank you all!Announcing the broshure!
9 years ago
Thank you for the Easter eggs we are still receiving! Today we've got the lovely Easter cards from children of Leeds- from Maura in St Anthony's School! Everybody was thrilled! Let me announce the broshure with all the photos of Easter baskets from all the Participants' Schools! Please, DO take some photos in order to be put into the project broshure! Thank you all! Ksenija
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Thank you!
9 years ago
Dear Maura, We have just received beautiful Easter cards from your students. Thank you very much! As far as Ksenija's brochure is concerned, it is a very good idea! I am taking photograpohs tomorrow. Best regards to you all, Bozena
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Thanks to Diana and Fraguta
9 years ago
Dear Diana and Fraguta, thank you for lovely ppt presentation, Fraguta. Thanks, Diana, for Easter cards from your school!We've got them today! We are finishing this project! Our brochure is filling up! I believe next week we'll finish the Project. till then-many, many thanks to all! Yours devoted Ksenija
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The project is finished!
9 years ago
Hello! Let me announce this project finished! The brochure is there with many pictures sent from all the schools - Project participants! Many thanks to them all! Many thanks to the British Council staff who have helped us through all the Project stages a lot! Ksenija
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Re: The project is finished!
9 years ago
Hi Ksenija, I’d just like to congratulate you and all the other teachers and students involved in this lovely project. Full credit to you for coming up with such a great idea and also sharing your enthusiasm with everyone involved. The Easter baskets you all made and sent to each other were just fantastic! Also the quality of the classwork you’ve all created and uploaded has been excellent, in particular the lovely brochure that you’ve embedded in the page. What a creative use of ICT! It’s also a perfect way to draw the project to a conclusion. Thank you again for all your efforts. It’s pleasure to have the opportunity to help and support your projects. With kind regards Chris and the eLanguages team

HAPPY EASTER!!! 

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EASTER EGGS, EASTER BUNNIES, EASTER BASKETS
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Classes in Easter-time
The mixture of Mediterranean atmoshere and Easter spirit

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