Easter is the main and most ancient Christian holiday. It is founded in honor of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, why has other name – Resurrection of Christ. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after a spring full moon. It comes after day of a vernal equinox. For this reason every year celebration of Easter falls on different days of a calendar. The earliest Easter can be on April 4, and the latest – on May 8.
Easter coloring pages to print
There are more than 100 coloring pages on the theme of Easter on our site. You can download or print out all of these pictures for a child. On them all main attributes of a festival are represented.
1. Easter egg coloring pages
Easter egg is a traditional symbol of this Christian holiday. By tradition on the eve of Easter people paint boiled eggs. There are some ways of coloring of eggs:
- All surface of egg is painted in one color. Most often it is red color.
- Over primary color are applied small dots, specks or strips of a different color.
- The most difficult way of decoration of eggs by Easter – causing design by means of a brush.
- But exist easier way of decoration of eggs. It is ready to use stickers.
2. Coloring sheets of Easter baskets
The Easter basket symbolizes itself prosperity and is used for carrying of foodstuff to a consecration place in church. The Easter basket since ancient times is one of the main attributes of a festival. It is known that the spring was always considered as a season of the beginning of new life and renewal. As the legend says, ancient Germans presented baskets with colored eggs to the goddess of fertility by the name of Ostara (Oestre, Eostre). According to the legend, the goddess Ostara found a wounded bird on snow and to save it life, turned it into a hare. However magic as sometimes happens was strange. The bird became a hare, but kept ability to lay eggs. Since then the hare decorates these eggs and gives to the goddess Ostara in day of arrival of spring. Today people give each other the Easter baskets filled with chocolate eggs, figures of bunnies, candies and other delicacies on the Easter morning. You can find and print out coloring pages of the Easter baskets for kids.
3. Easter bunny coloring pages
The Easter bunny (or hare) is one of the Easter symbols. According to an ancient German legend, the Easter bunny brings on this holiday to the good and well-mannered children a basket with multi-colored eggs which hides in a garden. Adults together with children look for eggs. Those who finds them, by all means will have happy all next year.
Easter coloring pages with painted eggs, wicker baskets, bunnies and other symbols of a festival are available to printing and downloading is absolutely free. Happy Easter!