Christianity at Easter: what do we know about Easter traditions?

With Easter Sunday just one day away, we continue our series of Easter stories by asking Lewisham locals how much they really know about Easter’s origins.

Do you know where the Easter bunny comes from? Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Nearly half of all British children are clueless about the true meaning of Easter, according to a 2014 survey. Of the 2500 children surveyed, over a third thought Easter was about the birth of the Easter bunny, and a quarter thought it was about commemorating the invention of chocolate eggs.

Adults, surely, would know better, right? We hit the streets of Lewisham to see if age brought wisdom. See the results below.

Think you can do better? Test yourself with our Easter quiz: [slickquiz id=3]

Read the other articles in our Christianity at Easter series here:

Christianity at Easter: the rise and rise of Fresh Expressions
Christianity at Easter: the key trends in our local area
Christianity at Easter: meet two thriving local churches
Christianity at Easter: celebrating with the Little Sisters of Jesus

Tell us about your Easter: If you would like to share pictures of your Easter Sunday church service, tweet your pictures to: @eastlondonlines and use the hashtag “#MyEaster” with a second hashtag for your borough. 

Reporting team: Anja Groner Krogstad, Kyra Hanson, Amalia Illgner and Naomi Joseph.

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