It is the symbol of crucifixion of Jesus, his victory over death.
It represents Jesus, “The Lamb of God”.
In ancient times, palm leaves were used to welcome royalties. When Jesus entered Jerusalem a week before his crucification, people welcomed him with palm leaves. They are used specifically on Palm Sundays.
These white, fragrant blossoms symbolize the purity of Christ.
Easter eggs represented the continuity of life and fertility in ancient times. They were given as gifts by the ancient Persians, Greeks and Chinese during their spring festivals. They were incorporated into Christian festival of Easter to symbolize the resurrection of Christ.
It has its roots in ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was associated with Eostre, goddess of fertility. The rabbit was a symbol of abundant life and herald the onset of spring.
The butterfly`s life cycle represents the life of Jesus Christ. The caterpillar stands for his life on earth. The second phase of the pupa enclosed in a cocoon, symbolizes the crucifixion and burial and the final stage, the butterfly emerging out of the Cocoon represents Jesus resurrecting from death and his ascension to heaven.
Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns were first baked in England and now they are part of Easter celebrations in Western countries. The cross shaped icing on top of the bun represents the Crucifixion of Jesus.