EASTER COLORING PAGES
Easter Coloring Pages and Poems
Below are some free printable Easter coloring pages and two famous Easter poems. To your right, a patriotically designed Easter egg.
Traditional Easter symbols are of two types. Commercial Easter symbols include eggs, chicks, bunnies and various flowers. But there are also a number of religious images associated with this holiday. These include crosses, goblets, doves, lilies and stained glass windows.
Traditional Easter color schemes include white and yellow, as well as pastel colors like pale blue, pale green, and pink.
Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred on the third day after he was crucified around 33 AD.
Easter always falls on a Sunday, some time between March 22nd and April 25th, following the cycle of the moon. Easter marks the end of Lent, which is a forty-day period of fasting, prayer and penance.
The last week of Lent is called Holy Week. Holy week includes Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty-day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.
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EASTER DAY... by Oscar Wilde
The silver trumpets rang across the Dome:
The people knelt upon the ground with awe:
And borne upon the necks of men I saw,
Like some great God, the Holy Lord of Rome.
Priest-like, he wore a robe more white than foam,
And, king-like, swathed himself in royal red,
Three crowns of gold rose high upon his head:
In splendour and in light the Pope passed home.
My heart stole back across wide wastes of years
To One who wandered by a lonely sea,
And sought in vain for any place of rest:
'Foxes have holes, and every bird its nest.
I, only I, must wander wearily,
And bruise my feet, and drink wine salt with tears.
EASTER SONG... by George Herbert
I Got me flowers to straw Thy way,
I got me boughs off many a tree;
But Thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st Thy sweets along with Thee.
The sunne arising in the East,
Though he give light, and th’ East perfume,
If they should offer to contest
With Thy arising, they presume.
Can there be any day but this,
Though many sunnes to shine endeavour?
We count three hundred, but we misse:
There is but one, and that one ever.
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