Easter Sunday: Its Symbols and Meanings and How Filipinos Celebrate It + GIVEAWAY

Today, April 21, 2019, many Christians from around the world are celebrating Easter Sunday. It is a day of joy and celebration to commemorate that Jesus Christ is risen, according to their belief.

Each year, Easter falls on a Sunday between March 21 and April 25, depending on when there’s a full moon in Spring.

Regardless of denomination, there are many Easter-time traditions with roots that can be traced to non-Christian and even pagan or non-religious celebrations.

The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring.

Meanwhile, according to the Bible, Jesus was then resurrected and came back to life on Easter Sunday. This is the most important day in the Christian calendar. The Latin and Greek Pascha (“Passover”) provides the root for Pâques, the French word for Easter.

Easter Eggs, Easter Egg-Hunting and the Easter Bunny

Easter eggs and the Easter Bunny are both fertility symbols. Rabbits are well known for their rapid rate of reproduction, so they became a symbol of new life.

The Easter rabbit is said to lay the eggs as well as decorate and hide them. In the United States the Easter rabbit also leaves children baskets with toys and candies on Easter morning, hence, the birth of easter egg-hunting.

Despite claims that there is no significant meaning that would link rabbits to Christian belief, these have now developed into the tradition that many people enjoy today – especially the kids! 🙂

Commemorating the Holy Week and Easter – the Filipino Way

The Philippines, being one of Asia’s most predominantly Christian country, with at least 80.58% of Filipinos belonging to the Catholic Church, mark and treat the Holy Week as one of the most important dates there is.

Easter Sunday is immediately preceded by Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (which are regular holidays in the country), and Black Saturday.

Most Filipinos, being known as religious and family-oriented, will spend time at church in thought and prayer and do the Visita Iglesia (Church Visit). It is a Holy Week practice where devotees visit and pray in at least 7 separate churches,

Some may take this as an opportunity to be with their families and loved ones for their long-thought and much-awaited reunions at home or at a beach or in their hometown or someplace else.

Holy Week on Summer + A Few Summer Tips

And since the Holy Week usually falls on summer time in the Philippines, below are a few tips for your next trip.

  • Never leave the house without applying sunblock (on your face and/body) that will protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun
  • Wear sun-protective gears such as shades and hat
  • Always drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
  • Lastly, use clinically-tested and mom-trusted products such as My Baby that can keep you and your little ones smelling fresh and feeling fresh despite exposure from the sun.

My Baby is a baby brand trusted that originated in Indonesia and has been trusted for 30 years is now available in the Philippines. My Baby offers a range of baby products that has international quality and are formulated specially for babies’ skin from their baby powder to their baby milk bath to their baby shampoo. To know more about their products and their recent launch in the country, click here.

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In the meantime, we hope you are enjoying your time with family, friends and loved ones as you celebrate Easter Sunday. We’d love to know in the comments below how you have celebrated it. See yah! 😉

Citations:

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/common/easter-sunday

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/history-of-easter

https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/55546-origins-visita-iglesia

https://www.rappler.com/nation/87534-social-media-philippines-religion-politics-pew

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Easter-holiday

 

53 thoughts on “Easter Sunday: Its Symbols and Meanings and How Filipinos Celebrate It + GIVEAWAY

  1. Thanks sa tips momshie.. Happy Easter Sunday.. Team bahay lang kami tas later simba with my kids.. Pa join ako sa give away mo. Momshie.. For my kids.. Thanks

  2. * Salamat po sa mga summer tips .
    Sa bahay lang po kami nitong holy week at nag simba din.tipid tipid kasi magpapasukan na hehehe …
    IG: @lyndelafuente237
    FB: Roselyn Dela Fuente

    1. Walang anuman po 🙂 Alam na rin natin sila, we just need a gentle reminder siguro ^_^

      Totoo! Sa practical lang din tayo haha! Kami rin team bahay para iwas-gastos kahit papa’no. 😀

      Good luck on the giveaway!

  3. Happy Easter momshie! House and church lang po kami. Movie marathon para di mabored. Sali ako momshie sa giveaway ah. These My Baby Philippines products are perfect this summer season. Para iwas bungang araw at fresh si baby. Thank you for the opportunity po. IG: @merelle27

    1. Happy Easter din, momshie!

      Wow! Glad to know na nasulit niyo ang family bonding last Easter. 😉

      Sure, sure. Go go go join lang! Summer must-have talaga.

      You’re welcome po and thank you din sa generous sponsor nating si My Baby Philippines! 🙂

      Good luck on the giveaway!

  4. Happy Easter Sunday Momshie!. hoping to win sakto need talaga namin ito dahil ang daming bungang araw ng baby ko pati ng kuya nya😢.
    Ig:@kimchikurt
    Fb:Cris Vergara

    1. Happy Easter din, momshie! 🙂 Naku, uso nga yang bungang-araw lalo na’t summer. Iwasan na lang din sigurong matutuyuan ng pawis ang mga bagets ‘no? Tapos more water intake at ligo na lang ulit ‘pag naiinitan para feeling fresh ulit. Unsolicited suggestions lang hehe

      Good luck on the giveaway!

  5. Very well said! And thumbs up for the advises and tips. Ndi man po ako nag ce celebrate ng holyweek but i highly recommend this blog to everyone ❤️🙏😘 .. and kahit ndi man po easter sunday we always always need to drink water to be safe always prioritise our safety first. 🙂

    1. Aww! Thanks for the kind words, Mommy Karen. Nakakataba ng puso makabasa ng ganitong comments from my readers. 🙂

      Couldn’t agree more – safety first, always.

      Good luck on the giveaway!

  6. Such a helpful advise for us. Thanks Mommy Diana… Happy Easter to your Family and Im so excited for the giveaway courtesy of My Baby Philippines. Joined for my baby love who’s three months old now . 😊
    IG: @yvremang
    FB: Mervy Ang

    1. You’re very much welcome, Mommy Mervy! Thank you for the appreciation 🙂

      Happy Easter also to you and your family. Congratulations on your baby’s milestone! Seize every moment of it. Mabilis lang sila lumaki. Lakas maka-TBT hehe! 🙂

      Good luck on the giveaway!

  7. Such a helpful advise for us. Thanks Mommy Diana… Happy Easter to your Family and Im so excited for the giveaway courtesy of My Baby Philippines. Joined for my baby love who’s three months old now . 😊
    IG: @yvremang
    FB: Mervy Ang

  8. Happy Easter Momsh and to ur family!!
    Thanks for the helpful tips and advice to us and for sharing your blessing😊😊
    Godbless!!!
    IG:krizia_aizel
    Fb:Romaraog karen

  9. Happy Easter Momsh and to ur family!!
    Thanks for the helpful tips and advice to us and for sharing your blessing😊😊
    Godbless!!!
    IG:krizia_aizel
    Fb:Romaraog karen

  10. Hello mommy! Thanks for sharing this to us. Well, me and my kids spent the Easter Sunday in a wonderful Easter egg hunt event hosted by a mall. 😊 It was such a nice bonding for me with my kids. The day that God is risen is a blessing and spent it with an EGG-stra special occasion is truly grateful one. ❤ Happy Easter mommy!

    IG: @rishywishyrish

    1. Oh wow! It seems you enjoyed it. Haven’t tried Easter Egg-Hunting yet. (Savia is just 2yo, maybe on the next Easter hihi).

      Thank you for sharing your EGG-citing experience last Easter, Mommy! Good luck on the giveaway! 🙂

  11. Wow so generous Sana matry ko to diko pa sya natry talaga para sa bebelove ko, Godbless po sayu 😍👍 salamt po sa chance ig queeniedukie fb Queenie Mance

  12. Ang saya lang magbasa ng mga ganito. I enjoyed every details momsh. And thanks for the tips!

    Instagram @itscrissel
    Facebook Crissel Ann D. Matias

  13. Thanks for the useful tips. A bit late I am to read this but this is a very good read. Happy Easter! Joining the giveaway. Yay! God bless us all!❤
    IG: @arni_on a
    FB: Laarni Cervantes Oña

  14. Happy Easter Momshie. Sobrang laki po ng tulong ng mga binigay mo pong mga tips. 😍😍 at super excited din po sa pagiveaway mo momshie. Sobrang laki at tuwa ng mommy na makakatanggap ng pagiveaway mo po dahil bukod sa makakatipid malakinh tulong din ito para mapanatiling fresh si baby at iwas bungang araw ❤ goodluck sa ating lahat. 😍

    1. Walang anuman, momshie Joan! Totoo naman din yan. Kahit ako mahilig din sumali sa giveaways. Nakakatuwa kayang makakuha ng libre no hehehe! Good luck po sa giveaway. Will announce the lucky winner VERY SOON 🙂

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