Easter is a Christian feast and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament.
Easter Sunday falls on yesterday 8 April 2012!
The resurrection established Jesus as the powerful Son of God and is cited as proof that God will judge the world in righteousness. God has given Christians "a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead". Christians, through faith in the working of God are spiritually resurrected with Jesus so that they may walk in a new way of life.
Saturday is traditionally spent decorating Easter eggs (symbol of empty tombs) and hunting for them with children on Sunday morning, by which time they have been mysteriously hidden all over the house and garden. Other traditions involve parents telling their children that eggs and other treats such as chocolate eggs or rabbits, and marshmallow chicks (Peeps), have been delivered by the Easter Bunny in an Easter basket, which children find waiting for them when they wake up.
This was our Fish Feast! Nom!
Mat Ram (far right) and myself had the honour to be invited to Kiong and Shona's house
for Easter Dinner! Played Treasure Hunting with Ilka (far left) before dinner, he was Batman I was Incredible Hulk and we could talk to Polar Bears for some reasons.
Mat was assigned to NOT sit in the middle in case it looks like a Last Supper parody(Photo of Mat Ram: Reiko Dosei)
A traditional Sunday Roast, often of either roast lamb or ham. Easter breads such as Simnel cake, a fruit cake with eleven marzipan balls representing the eleven faithful apostles, or nut breads such as potica are traditionally served. Families in Sweden and Denmark traditionally feast on a smörgåsbord of herring, salmon and potatoes.
We enjoyed the best of both worlds!
Here we have poached salmon in white dill sauce, some cold cuts of roast lamb with mint jelly and roast pork with crackling and apple sauce, roast potatoes with rosemary, baked carrots with sesame oil and honey, and baked pumpkin with olive oil and and a sprinkling of raw sugar. (credits: Chef Kiong)
Pavlova for dessertIt is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, believed to have been created in honour of the dancer (Anna Pavlova) either during or after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.
Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten hot or toasted on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a symbol of the Crucifixion, we had em' Fried!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.
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