Jamshedpur : The Boulevard Hotel has come up with special an Easter menu offering delicacies and mouth-watering desserts. The special arrangements have been made for April 4 and 5 April at the hotel’s Chopsticks Restaurant in Bistupur. Arrangements have been made at Brubeck Bakery.
Easter is a festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described as the culmination of a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. Some customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians like gifting of Easter Eggs. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.
Easter eggs, also called Pascal eggs, are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth. In Christianity, for the celebration of Easter, Easter eggs symbolize new life.
A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top, traditionally eaten on Good Friday Sharing a hot cross bun with another is supposed to ensure friendship throughout the coming year, particularly if “Half for you and half for me, Between us two shall goodwill be” is said at the time. Because there is a cross on the buns, some say they should be kissed before being eaten.
Colourful Easter gifts for family or friends filled with chocolates and / or other confectionery. As we all know, the season of spring has always been seen as a time of new life and renewal. According to the legends, the fertility goddess Eostre (or Oestre) carried a basket of eggs. Thus, Easter baskets signify new life, rebirth and renewal.