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Easter, a time full of color and religious significance

6 months and 5 days till the easter egg hunt begins!

Easter has finally arrived! This is the most important festivity for all the Christian community, as it marks the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ after his Crucifixion. Held between March 22 and April 25 each year, it’s celebrated in multiple ways worldwide, so if you want to discover its traditions, history, and when Easter is celebrated... Show more

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Fill your life with these cute and colorful designs for Easter!


We’ve discovered some of the most curious traditions during this significant festivity, and now it’s time to learn more about its main worldwide known symbols!

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Brilliant Rose, jubilant new beginnings and a pink sunrise

Here we have a pink that derives from the flower of love and affection. This is the pink of all pinks and the dominant color of your palette. Rose pink is the color associated with the fourth day of Lent, Laetare Sunday, 21 days before easter. It also resembles the coloration of an early morning sunrise. In addition to its purposeful role in the palette, it symbolizes jubilant new beginnings, love, and hope, a very welcome personality to warm up your creative projects. A fun color like this deserves all the attention it can get, so making it a feature of your design will reward you with eye-catching visual communication.

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Mauvelous, the soft pink of new beginnings

This Marvelous soft pink tone is a calming hue to accompany your Easter palette. It has an uncanny resemblance to the color of eggshells, leading to the thought of chocolate and happiness! This variation of pink, like all pinks, symbolizes love, affection, and new beginnings, bringing this hue even closer to the easter spirit. From a designer’s perspective, this color will work well to support the rest of your color palette, offering a softer tone for those all-important details. You can have endless fun experimenting with this Mauvelous pink as it reacts with the other colors in your Easter color palette.

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Gorse Yellow, let’s throw an Easter party!

A bright variant of yellow is a fantastic tribute to your Easter projects. It has a glow that can remind you of the morning sun, providing a comforting feel, which can help to balance out your composition till it’s just right. On the other hand, it’s fun and kinetic energy can wake up your audience to action and party, getting the garden ready for a big Easter egg hunt! After all, yellow symbolizes prosperity, nutrition and an abundance of energy. Give this hue a try for yourself. You might find yourself having a lot of fun pushing this color to its limits, finding its multiple personalities work in your favor in creating striking Easter design projects.

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Wild Willow, the color of wild spring

This rich green hue will do well to remind you of the beginnings of spring, as all the fresh green foliage starts to sprout into life. Green is the supporting color of Easter celebrations. Its strong tone is enchanting, symbolizing good health, rebirth, and positivity. Its optimism sits parallel with the meaning of Easter, the resurrection of Christ, and the celebration of spring. Wild Willow Green will quite happily provide strength to your Easter-themed projects, filling your elements, borders, and Easter Bonnets with the colors of the countryside while providing a strong and optimistic atmosphere to your themes.

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Light Sea Green, the power of two colors colliding

This special vibrant turquoise hue is the wild card of your Easter palette. Its strong defining presence will help to deliver some eye-catching designs, highlighting the details that cut through the page. Taking the calming and tranquil effects of blue and the rejuvenating qualities of green, we are left with a powerful source of inspiration and symbolism. Perhaps this hue will be a fascinating color to experiment with, adding detail to Easter eggs, fillings in ribbons, and decorating Easter baskets to your heart’s content. Light Sea Green is the firecracker of your Easter-themed color palette and will help lift the spirit of easter to new heights!


Easter has a long history – from the origins of the Christianity, to the well-known Easter Bunny. Discover the most interesting facts here!

Did you know the first origins of Easter are pre-Christian? For the Jewish community, Easter was a shepherds’ feast in which a lamb was killed to ask for fertility. Years later, on this day, the liberation of the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery began to be commemorated. Even though the origins of the English term ‘Easter’ are uncertain, in this text you’ll find out more about the interesting history of one of the mains festivities for every Christian, and one of the most celebrated around the world. Discover here some relevant facts, and learn how this tradition has evolved through the years!

8th century - 1st century B.C.

The Pagan Origins of Easter

Easter has a first, main protagonist: a goddess!

When it comes to Easter, you should remember one name: ‘Eostre’. This ancient Pagan divinity was the goddess associated with the beginning of Spring, fertility, and light, and a big festival was held in her honor each year. It symbolized the birth of life and the earth after the long, cold winter. We can find the first documentary antecedent in ‘De Temporum Ratione’, a book written by Bede the Venerable, a monk from the Benedictine order. Here, it was stated that Anglo-Saxons called the month of April - when Easter takes place - ‘Eosturmonath’, as a way of honoring this deity. This term, ’Eostre’, would turn into Easter, as this holiday is known today in the Anglo-Saxon community!

4 B.C. to 30 A.C.

Life, Passion, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ marked a hiatus in Christianity

25th December is a key date for the Catholic Church, as it’s the day when Jesus Christ, the son of God, was born here on Earth. His life was full of miracles and extraordinary acts, later narrated in the gospels, that earned him thousands of believers. Years later, he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter surrounded by his most loyal disciples, the 12 apostles. One of them, Judas, betrayed him, getting him arrested. After being judged, he was condemned by Pontius Pilate, sentencing him to death to crucifixion. This whole process is commonly known as ‘Passion’. Three days after his death, a miracle happened. Jesus resurrected and ascended to Heaven next to his Father. It occurred on Easter Sunday, giving rise to one of the most important days for the Christian community.

325 A.C.

First Council of Nicaea

The first council of the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church

This significant council, also known as The Council of Nicaea I, took place between May 20 and June 19, in the city of Nicaea of Bithynia, in the heart of the splendorous Roman Empire. It was convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine I, who a few years earlier legalized and embraced Christianity into the Empire. Some significant achievements were made on this council. Between them, we highlight that the consubstantial fact of Christ, God – his father – and the Holy Spirit were recognized, the promulgation of the first canonical law, and the establishment of the official day of Easter. The date changes from year to year but is always celebrated on Sunday.

19th century - today

Easter egg hunts, family reunions, Cadbury chocolate eggs, New York City’s Easter Parade

Family gatherings, celebrations, and fun come to Easter!

The traditions during Easter have evolved over the years, especially since the 19th century. For example, one of the most typical traditions from this time in countries such as the United Kingdom is the egg hunt, in which children of all ages gather outdoors to search for these items in different places. Easter has evolved into a familiar festivity, a time when they spend some time together and create new memories! During this time, Cadbury chocolate made its first appearance, and with it, the delicious chocolate eggs, a tradition that remains today. Let’s travel now to New York, where the New York City’s Easter Parade takes place each year since the 19th century! This celebration is held on Easter Sunday, when Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic. It has one simple rule - to bring your best and most original hat!


Find out more about the traditions of this special day

We’ve seen how important Easter for the Christian community is, but there are many ways to celebrate this special holiday. Easter eggs, trees, sweets or the Holy Week are just a few of them. Ready to learn more about this festivity? Just keep reading, and take notes!


Say hello! to Easter Bilby, the Australian Easter Bunny. The bilby, commonly known as the rabbit bandicoot, is a tiny small marsupial characterized by its long ears, grayish fur, and a pointy snout. Even though it could be easily found about 100 years ago in most of Australia, nowadays, it’s considered an endangered species. But, when did this tradition come from? In the late 60s, more specifically in 1968, a woman named Rose-Marie Dusting came up with a story entitled ‘Billy the Aussie Easter Bilby’, as a form of raising awareness among the Australian population about the plight of this species. Since this story came up, many children’s authors have written about this character. In 1991, the FDA (Foundation for a Rabbit-Free Australia) pushed this concept. Today, numerous confectionery companies have joined the cause to save this unique species and help raise funds for the Save the Bilby Fund with the sales of chocolate bilbies.


A country with strong Orthodox roots. Easter in this European country has a sacred component rooted in religion. We can find several traditions that have a profound meaning among the Romanian population, who mostly profess Orthodox Christianity. One week before Easter, they celebrate ‘Florii’, a holiday where people with flower names are commemorated. On this day, lots of willow branches are carried to churches to be blessed, and afterward, placed in front of sacred icons and above every door to cast evil spirits out. On the Thursday before Easter, it’s usual to pain-boiled eggs, a tradition they have in common with other countries. Romania is also well-known worldwide for its decorated eggs with craftsmanship. The artists fill the empty eggshells with lots of colors, along with different floral and geometrical motives, a tradition that has been passed down between generations!


An ancient tradition where trees and Easter eggs become one! It’s our pleasure to introduce you to the ‘Ostereierbaum’, an ancient German tradition that happens every year on Easter. On it, people usually decorate trees with hanging Easter eggs, adding them a pop of color! The origins of this curious tradition are quite uncertain, as there’s no real story or evidence of how or when this started. But it’s a fact that many German families have followed it for centuries, filling their homes with lots of colors. These trees are commonly reused for other festivities, such as Christmas. Thinking of adopting this tradition? As it has become really well-known worldwide, you should know that you can just keep the ‘Ostereierbaum’ inside your house by just using a few branches, or outside by decorating a splendorous live tree or bush!


Now it’s time to eat! Hungry? The next stop of our journey is Poland, and now it’s all about food! In this beautiful European country, there is a protagonist of this festivity: the ‘Babka’. But do you know what is it? Each Easter Sunday in Poland, this delicious and soft halfway-between bread and a cake, it’s baked in every home. It possesses a really distinctive sweet smell, and a delicious citrus flavor. ‘Babka’ it’s usually filled inside with walnuts, rum, or raisins, and served alongside the classical festivity meal. Its origins travel back to 19th century, in the heart of the Jewish communities from Eastern Europe. Many emigrants took this recipe with them right to the United States, and nowadays, it has become very popular. Curious fact – this delicious dish appeared on an episode of the series Seinfeld in 1994!


Still hungry? Don’t worry, and be prepared for this! There are many peculiarities in every festivity around the world, that’s just the way it is. But in the case of Easter, there is one that is especially noticeable: the tradition of making a giant omelet! Every year during this festivity in the region of Bessières, in the south of France, it is tradition to crack up to 15,000 eggs - yes, you’ve read right! - and prepare an enormous omelet. This tradition, carried out by the “Brotherhood of the Giant Omelette” has been celebrated for decades. But which are the brief origins of this curious custom? To Napoleon Bonaparte himself! While the Emperor toured the region, he enjoyed their eggs so much that asked for a big omelet to be prepared for their soldiers. The rest is history, and this tradition is still very present.

United States

Religious traditions, sweets, and Easter eggs reunite as one! The religious traditions are highly followed by the American Christians community, one of the largest in the world. On Easter, they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and as such, many Christians hold a period where they fast and confess their sins - more specifically, this takes place in the 40 days before this celebration! There’s also room for processions, as it occurs in other regions, such as Spain. But aside from the religious beliefs and traveling back to Pagan times, many people celebrated the Spring festivals! They commemorated the return of fertility to the land, the birth of new animals, and in short, the return to life after the long winter. Here we find as well the origin of the Easter eggs, so popular today!


The religious “Cofradías” take the streets. In this Mediterranean country, there’s a profound religious tradition where processions take the streets of almost every Spanish city the week before Easter, held by the fraternities known as “Cofradías”. These brotherhoods have their first origins during the Middle Age, but most of them formed during the Baroque and 20th century. This festivity is not celebrated in the same way in all regions. We find huge differences, for example, between the north of Spain, where the processions are more austere and solemn, and Andalusia, where there is a greater sumptuosity. What’s most impressive is that each brotherhood carries what is known as “pasos”, composed of a base and a sculpture representing one of the passages of the Passion of Christ. Along with them, they are accompanied by different music bands and “nazarenos” – penitents with a robe -, giving rise to a magnificent celebration worth seeing at least once in a lifetime.


Color and spring-inspired celebrations come into scene! There’s something in the Bermudian sky each Easter: flying kites! Every Good Friday, lots of enthusiasts of this practice travel to different parts of the exotic island to fly their homemade kites. But don’t think of boring designs - these are full of bright colors or geometric patterns and include long cloth tails! Curious fact: this tradition emerged in Indonesia up to 3000 years ago, and many years later, it reached this country at the hand of the British Army. And don’t worry, as there’s always room for more food! Here you can find the so-called “Bermuda codfish cakes” or the “Hot Cross buns”, flying right away from the United Kingdom. One last tradition during this festivity is the Bermuda variety of Easter lilies, which usually bloom during this time of the year.