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"Happy Easter" Series (3) - Easter in the UK - Reading Comprehension
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Easter Bunny for Young Learners
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Easter is a Christian holiday. It celebrates the Resurrection, or return to life, of Jesus Christ. Easter is celebrated on the Sunday after the fourth full moon following Christmas, which is also the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter is the end of a season in the church called Lent. Lent is the season after Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” and is the last day before Lent. The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday, many Christians (especially Catholics) go to church. The priest rubs ashes on their heads in the shape of a cross. Lent is a time to be penitent, or sorry for bad things in the past. This penitence starts on Ash Wednesday, and the ashes are a sign of it. Traditionally, people gave up eating meat for Lent. The word carnival comes from this tradition (carne = meat). Even today, many people try to give up a vice, or bad habit, for Lent. They might try to be kinder to strangers, or stop biting their nails. Lent lasts forty days (the Sundays of Lent are not counted). The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday. According to the Bible, Jesus Christ went to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Many people were very happy to see him, and laid palm fronds at his feet. Jesus Christ had told people that he was the son of God, but some of them didn’t believe him, and some of them even felt that his ideas were dangerous. Thus, while many people were happy to see his arrival in Jerusalem, others were not pleased, and wanted him arrested. The Thursday after Palm Sunday (Holy Thursday), Jesus and his disciples, or followers, ate supper together. This is called the Last Supper. Jesus declared that one of them would betray him. His disciple Judas told the King’s soldiers where to find Jesus Christ, and he was put into jail. Pontius Pilate, who was the King’s official, arrested Christ. Christ was teased and beaten. He was crucified, or killed on a cross, the next day. The day of the crucifixion is now observed as Good Friday. After Jesus Christ died, he was buried. His followers were very sad about his death, and went to the place where he had been buried to mourn him. When they got there, he was gone. They believed that he had gone directly to heaven, to be with God, his father. According to the Bible, through his crucifixion, Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world. The resurrection of Jesus Christ proves that he was the son of God. This resurrection is celebrated on Easter.
Ash Wednesday
Easter Sunday
Good Friday
Last Supper
Mardi Gras
Palm Sunday
1. Easter is a Christian holiday.
2. Easter primarily celebrates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. 
3. The Lenten season is one of celebration, with dances and parades. 
4. It’s called Palm Sunday because the people climbed palm trees. 
5. Jesus Christ was killed by being put on a cross.