Thanks Tia. For helping me pick these Easter eggs for Joe’s party You most welcome, Tofu. Could you help me with one more thing, please? Sure, what is it? Joe has invited me for the Easter celebration at his home but I feel I don’t know a lot about Easter Do you think you could tell me something about it? of course Tofu, I will Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion About 2000 years ago Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey There he started preaching the people the right and the wrong they were doing. He performed many miracles too He fed many many people on just a little bit of food he healed the sick and even brought back the dead to life. He was loved and followed by many many people But there were some others who felt threatened by the popularity he was gaining These people got together with Judas Iscariot a disciple of Jesus who too was jealous of all the love that he was receiving Judas agreed to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver One night, Jesus sat down with his disciples to have a meal He told his friends that the next day he would leave them all and join his Father in heaven as one amongst them had already taken money to betray him At this point, Judas left them all and walked away Later Judas came back with the priest’s men who took him away The Jewish leaders asked him if he was the Son of God When Jesus said yes the Jewish leaders said this was an insult to God and he should be punished Eventually on Friday Jesus was nailed to a cross through his hands and feet and the cross was raised to stand Jesus stayed nailed to the cross till night when he finally died This day came to be known as Good Friday Friends of Jesus and Mary, his mother brought him down from the cross and laid him in a cave and made it his tomb They sealed the cave with a rock Mary Magdalena a friend of Jesus visited his tomb two days later on a Sunday. But the tomb was open and Jesus’s body was not there When Jesus’s mother found out about it she broke down crying A stranger came to her then and told her that her son was now with the Lord She asked him, how he knew this The man told her that he was Jesus he had risen from the dead Mary overjoyed to know this she spread the word of Jesus’ resurrection and this day came to be celebrated as Easter Sunday Wow, Tia. Thanks for telling me all this All I knew about Easter was that Christians consider this as a very sacred day go to the church and cook good food Don’t forget the Easter eggs, Tofu! Oh, yes! There are treasure hunts too where we look for Easter eggs filled with chocolates and other yummies! Yes, you’re right!