The Christian story of Easter focuses on the crucifixion and resurrection (coming back to life) of Jesus Christ. After his death, Jesus’ body was placed in a tomb (a type of grave). Three days later, the tomb was found to be empty and an angel appeared bringing news that Jesus had risen from the dead.
Easter in Australia
In Australia, we celebrate Easter with hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs. Kids in Australia love Easter because they are lucky enough to be visited by the Easter Bilby. Like the Easter Bunny, the Easter Bilby has long pointy ears and fine fur.
The reason the Easter Bilby is our preferred chocolate-giving creature in Australia is because rabbits are often viewed as pests (as they take over the habitat of native animals).
Adults in Australia love Easter because it is an opportunity for them to unwind for a few days and enjoy some chocolate with their kids.
Have a great Easter in Australia everybody!