Happy Easter !!
Date of Issue : 26 February 2016
This year’s 2016 Easter stamp from Finland portrays a bunny. Anna-Mari West photographed her own pet for this 1st class stamp that features a bunny wearing a yellow bow. Elli the bunny is pictured amidst Easter eggs and new birch leaves in the adorable photograph.
Date of Issue : 3 March 2016
Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate. Although eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth, in Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus: though an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians, is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.The Christian custom of the Easter egg can be traced to early Christians of Mesopotamia.