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Easter glossary

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Here’s a short list of useful words for Easter, you can learn right now:


  • Hot cross bun spiced sweet bun usually made with fruit, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in US. It tastes best eaten warm with butter.

  • Palm leaves are very important on Palm Sunday, which is the Sunday before Easter in the Christian religion. They are a symbol of victory, triumph, peace and eternal life.
  • Easter eggs – decorated eggs used as gifts on the occasion of Easter. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs wrapped in coloured foil, hand-carved wooden eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate. 

  • Easter bunny – symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs as a gifts
  • Duckling – a young duck

  • Daffodil – one of the first flowers blooming after the winter frost; it symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings

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