ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What Does Easter Mean To You?

Updated on March 16, 2012
Easter Photo
Easter Photo | Source

What Does Easter Mean To You?

As Easter is quickly approaching, I thought I'd write a Hub to see what Easter means to different people. I am not religious myself and would consider myself an Atheist, but Easter obviously means a lot to some people.

I was leaving the office the other day to go and get some food for lunch from our local Sainsburys. As I walked through the main doors, all that can be seen is Easter Eggs. To Sainsburys, it is obvious that Easter means big bucks!

This got me thinking. Over the past years, Christmas has become more and more commercialised and it seems that it has lost all it's original meanings. I have quite a few friends who are religious, so I thought I would email them to see what Easter meant to them.

Here is what she said...

What Does Easter Mean To You?

Easter can only ever mean one thing to me- that Christ is risen, and the tomb is empty. Growing up, Easter meant twirly new church dresses, tiptoeing downstairs with eyes alight in anticipation of a basket of goodies, dyed fingers from decorating hard-boiled eggs, and lunch at Grandma's. Later, those simple pleasures were replaced by the single-minded drive to purchase and consume as many Cadbury's Creme Eggs as I could find at the grocery store, followed by a queasy nap in my college dorm. All of that changed when I had my first child.

Holding that first precious bundle, my mind immediately began to plan his future- not in the college, job, grandbaby way, but rather, his future as an eternal being. I wanted him to have the hope that I had lately found- the sure knowledge that this world is NOT the end, that we don't fall into sleep after death, but rather wake up into a life that is eternal.

I want more for my children than a basket full of goodies with the subsequent upset stomach, more than a snapshot with the Easter bunny at the mall and a basket full of brightly colored eggs. I want my children to wake on Easter morning with a song on their lips and hope in their hearts of the life to come. Of course, there will also be baskets of chocolate and special egg hunts, a twirly dress and an Easter bonnet for the baby, and memories of a holiday spent with family and friends, but above all, there will be a celebration and a remembrance of that empty tomb all those years ago, the sure knowledge of what that means for us as we live our lives in view of eternity. That is what Easter means to me.

This is a fairly short hub just to try and get some interaction.

The question is, What does Easter mean to you?

Do you celebrate Easter for Religious reasons?

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      hey hey hey 

      6 years ago

      easter is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • RTalloni profile image


      6 years ago from the short journey

      We use the term Resurrection Sunday because Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection is our focus for that holiday, but it is our focus throughout the year, as well. This special time of meeting with believers, having family time, and stopping our normal routine to highlight the resurrection is a precious opportunity for Believers to take stock of our standing before God and refresh our commitment to our faith with humble hearts according to His Word.

    • Silver Fish profile image

      Silver Fish 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      You can have a look at my hub which looks at the pagan roots of all these easter symbols:

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      If I celebrated Easter at all it would be because Jesus rose from the grave and ascended to paradise in Heaven.

      Now, the whole deal with the giant rabbit, running around, leaving eggs it threw out to give us candy, which is something that just sucks because you know how much kids love candy. To not receive anymore the next day is just a bummer.

      Anyway, that bunny and candy deal is just weird, and a little creepy too because theirs no real way to depict it. Case in points, check this out:

    • Silver Fish profile image

      Silver Fish 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      Nice hub.

      Easter to me is nothing to do with Jesus.

      It's about the return of the sun,new growth, fertility and life.

      Bunnies, eggs and hot cross buns all the way here!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)