The second largest holiday for eating candy is Easter. Which is the first?
In which country did the idea of the Easter bunny start?
What was the purpose of the Easter Act passed in the UK in 1928?
True or false
A lamb is one of the symbols of Easter.
What does the egg represent at Easter?
What does “resurrection” actually mean?
The rising of the dead
What is the name of the apostle who betrayed Jesus?
Where was Jesus’s broken body laid to rest?
A tomb, just outside of Jerusalem city walls
Complete this quote:“He then began to teach them that the ___ __ ___ must suffer many things and be _______ by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after ____ days rise again.
Son of Man/rejected/three
Why are Greek Easter eggs red?To represent the blood of Jesus/his sacrifice.
How many Muslims fought with the Allies in the First World War?
What language does the term ‘alkali’ come from?
Who said, ‘What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful and to remove the sufferings of the injured.’
Saint George, The Patron Saint of England, hailed from which countries?
Where does the term ‘checkmate’ originate from?
How many times is Mary, the mother of Jesus, mentioned in the Qur’an?
Our next ‘Did you know?’ quiz will be written by one of our own faith groups: Hindu society.
We do not know! We assume there are three, simply because of the three gifts that are given (Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh).
Why is Christmas celebrated on December 25th?
Contrary to popular belief, this is not Jesus’ birthday. From the 4th century, Christmas began to be celebrated in December to take attention away from the Winter Solstice, a pagan festival.
What, in the traditional nativity story, may be a clue as to why this event could not have happened in wintertime?
The shepherds – in Bethlehem winters, it is extremely cold. Temperatures regularly dropped below freezing in the dark, so they only kept watch during April-September.
The census – this event commonly took place during harvest season as this was the best time for travel.
Where (what dwelling place) does the Bible say that Jesus was born?
Not a stable! This is never actually mentioned. Luke’s Gospel does say, “he was laid in a box where animals were fed.” 2:7. We may commonly assume this was a stable, but it is never actually mentioned.
How many Gospels actually retell the birth of Jesus?
Only 2 out of 4 – The Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Can you complete the end of this well-known carol?
“the cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little lord Jesus ____ _____ _____ _____.”
No crying he makes. However,…can we believe this? If Jesus is both fully human and fully divine, surely a baby would make some noise?!
What does a Christingle symbolise?
Orange – the world
Red ribbon – the blood that was shed,
Cocktail sticks – the world’s axis
Raisins – the fruits of the world
Candle – Jesus as the light of the world.
Where does the Christingle originate?
Germany. The Moravian church – in 1747 Bishop Johannes De Watteville looked for a way to explain the happiness that had come to people through Jesus.
Why does Santa wear red?
Due to Coca Cola! They changed the traditional colour from green to red.
What is the traditional name of Boxing Day?
Saint Stephen’s day…
What did people traditionally do on Boxing Day?
Servants would take the day off and receive food parcels from their local master.