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Numer: 6821

Easter - ćwiczenia leksykalne, praca z tekstem

In Christian countries Easter is celebrated as a religious holiday which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. But the celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that are pagan in origin and, in fact, have nothing to do with Christianity. It is believed, for example, that the name of the holiday itself – EASTER - comes from the Scandinavian "Ostra" and the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre," . Both names of mythological Goddesses signify spring and fertility whose festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox (21st March). Easter can also refer to the season of the church year, lasting for fifty days, which follows this holiday and ends at Pentecost.
• Try to come up with the meaning of the underlined words on the basis of the context. Which elements of the context helped you guess their meaning?
Vernal equinox
• Check the meaning of the words in bold and then try to explain them in English.
• Put in the necessary word.
A Christian festival when the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated is known as

A bird which is kept on a farm for their eggs and for their meat is a

A small furry animal with long ears; they are kept as pets or live wild in holes

A wild animal, bigger than a rabbit, but larger and with longer ears

a container used for carrying, for example eggs

a 40 – day long period of time before Easter

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