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Top Spots at Easter in Frankfurt & Rhine-Main

The 2019 season is sure to be another exciting year for the trade fair city of Frankfurt. In addition to annual highlights such as the Book Fair, Tendence Lifestyle and the Music Fair, the IAA Cars will once again be a guest in the Main metropolis in 2019 to make the hearts of all car fans beat faster. To give you a better overview of the trade fairs on offer in the coming months, you will find a list of all the important trade fairs in Frankfurt here.

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The name Easter is probably derived from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon name of the Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Her festival was celebrated on the day before the spring equinox. Others believe the word "Easter" derives from "Eostro". The word means dawn and is derived from the word stem "ausos", which in Greek led to "eos", sun, and in Latin to "aurora", dawn.

In Old High German, eostro developed into "<x>ampersand</x>ocirc;starum" and in Old English into "eastron".

However, Easter has always played a central role in the customs of Central European tribes. The longing of the people for spring, sun and warmth, for securing the new harvest blessing, led them to celebrate the spring festival of the equinox with exuberance. The Christian church merged its most important festival, the resurrection of Christ, with the spring festival of the Germanic cult of light at the Council of Nicaea in 325. However, Easter is also said to have replaced the Jewish Passover mentioned in the Bible, which suggests many similarities in customs.

So it is not surprising that the word for Easter and for Passover is similar or identical in a whole range of languages, such as French, Greek, Italian and Spanish. It is therefore certain that the Easter that is celebrated today, like many other Christian festivals (e.g. Pentecost), is interspersed with pagan customs and rites. However, in many countries, Easter is synonymous with joy, happiness and festivity.

PopUp Fotopoint "Biggest Easter Bunny Frankfurt"and Easter Egg Rally at Skyline Plaza

On Thursday, March 28 and Saturday, March 30, you can meet "Frankfurt's biggest Easter bunny" on Frankfurt's most beautiful roof terrace in Skyline Plaza. At an impressive height of 5 meters, this bunny is impossible to miss and offers the perfect Easter photo spot for selfies.

Enjoy the view from the roof terrace of Skyline Plaza and take great photos of Frankfurt's biggest Easter bunny with the impressive Frankfurt skyline in the background. Further surprises await visitors to the center. There will be an Easter egg rally with "giant eggs"and other surprises. You can win a center voucher worth 500 euros as well as 10 x 20 euro vouchers for the new art & creative store in Skyline Plaza.

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Spring awakening at Frankfurt Airport

Spring is here! Finally another reason to celebrate, which will be celebrated at Frankfurt Airport with a very special event for the whole family.

Sunday, 24. March 2024 is all about spring awakening at Germany's largest commercial airport, when the three visitor attractions that allow you to experience the airport in all its facets kick off spring: the visitor terrace in Terminal 2, with its breathtaking view of the apron, the visitor center in Terminal 1, with its interactive stations, and finally the airport tours, which bring you very close to the action on the apron.

There are also many other great activities, a big competition and offers for airport fans of all ages on this day!

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Frankfurt Dippemess in spring

The Frankfurt Dippemess, which takes place in spring and fall on the fairgrounds on Ratsweg in front of the ice rink, is the largest folk festival in the Rhine-Main region with around 2 million visitors (spring and fall combined).

On every Tuesday (26.03., 02.04., 09.04.2024) between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., children up to the age of 12 receive two tickets for the price of one at all participating children's rides.

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EASTER MENU

The name Easter is probably derived from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon name of the Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Her festival was celebrated on the day before the spring equinox. Others believe the word "Easter" derives from "Eostro". The word means dawn and is derived from the word stem "ausos", which in Greek led to "eos", sun, and in Latin to "aurora", dawn.

In Old High German, eostro developed into "<x>ampersand</x>ocirc;starum" and in Old English into "eastron".

However, Easter has always played a central role in the customs of Central European tribes. The longing of the people for spring, sun and warmth, for securing the new harvest blessing, led them to celebrate the spring festival of the equinox with exuberance. The Christian church merged its most important festival, the resurrection of Christ, with the spring festival of the Germanic cult of light at the Council of Nicaea in 325. However, Easter is also said to have replaced the Jewish Passover mentioned in the Bible, which suggests many similarities in customs.

So it is not surprising that the word for Easter and for Passover is similar or identical in a whole range of languages, such as French, Greek, Italian and Spanish. It is therefore certain that the Easter that is celebrated today, like many other Christian festivals (e.g. Pentecost), is interspersed with pagan customs and rites. However, in many countries, Easter is synonymous with joy, happiness and festivity.

Easter menu at The Blasky

The Blasky offers a unique 4-course Easter menu, which we have created just for Easter Monday evening:

1. Pickled Baltic salmon - garden cucumber | trout caviar | sour cream| dill

2. Wild mushroom soup - herb seedlings | young peas | spring herbs

3. East Frisian salt marsh lamb from the charcoal - | green asparagus | wild garlic | fried onion | hollandaise | lamb jus

4. Rhubarb - Belgian white chocolate | elderflower | verbena | caramelized oats

Cost €89 per person

 

 

 

 

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EASTER BREAKFAST

The name Easter is probably derived from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon name of the Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Her festival was celebrated on the day before the spring equinox. Others believe the word "Easter" derives from "Eostro". The word means dawn and is derived from the word stem "ausos", which in Greek led to "eos", sun, and in Latin to "aurora", dawn.

In Old High German, eostro developed into "<x>ampersand</x>ocirc;starum" and in Old English into "eastron".

However, Easter has always played a central role in the customs of Central European tribes. The longing of the people for spring, sun and warmth, for securing the new harvest blessing, led them to celebrate the spring festival of the equinox with exuberance. The Christian church merged its most important festival, the resurrection of Christ, with the spring festival of the Germanic cult of light at the Council of Nicaea in 325. However, Easter is also said to have replaced the Jewish Passover mentioned in the Bible, which suggests many similarities in customs.

So it is not surprising that the word for Easter and for Passover is similar or identical in a whole range of languages, such as French, Greek, Italian and Spanish. It is therefore certain that the Easter that is celebrated today, like many other Christian festivals (e.g. Pentecost), is interspersed with pagan customs and rites. However, in many countries, Easter is synonymous with joy, happiness and festivity.

Osterbrunch im OBEN

Ostersonntag, 30.03.24 und Ostermontag, 01.04.23 ab 12:00 Uhr

Der "Oben-Brunch" setzt auf Live-Cooking Stationen, an denen die Speisen im Zeitraum von 12.00 bis 15.00 Uhr größtenteils frisch vor Euch zubereitet werden. Küchenchef Javier Barros und das Team, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem renommierten spanischen Koch Iñigo Urrechu Miguel Wagner, garantieren Euch ein einzigartiges Bruncherlebnis in Frankfurt. Ein Live-DJ sorgt für die passende Atmosphäre.

Die Teilnahme am klassischen Brunch kostet 69,00 Euro pro Person und beinhaltet ein saisonales Willkommensgetränk, Heißgetränke sowie Säfte und Wasser. Optional kannst du für 26,00 Euro pro Person ein Getränkepaket mit Cava, Hausweinen und Bier hinzubuchen.

Reserviert Euren Brunch-Tisch im Restaurant "oben" telefonisch unter +49 69 6681984084 oder per E-Mail unter oben@melia.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Easter brunch at Schlosshotel Kronberg

Easter Sunday, 30.03.24 and Easter Monday, 01.04.23 from 12:00

Whether savory or sweet, indulge your palate and senses at our Easter brunch. We have something for every gourmet. On this special holiday, you can expect a variation of breakfast classics as well as unusual creations from our chef Christoph Hesse. Our younger guests will also be happy with us. Including tea, filter coffee, mineral water and juices.

The brunch takes place from 12 noon to 2.30 pm.

You can find the Easter menu HERE.

We will be happy to take your reservation by telephone at +49 6173 32709 22 or by e-mail to reservations@schlosshotel-kronberg.de.

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Where does the term Easter come from?

The term Easter probably derives from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon name of the Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Her festival was celebrated on the day before the vernal equinox. Others think the word "Easter" derives from "Eostro". The word means dawn and is derived from the root "ausos", which in Greek gave rise to "eos", sun, and in Latin to "aurora", dawn.

In Old High German, eostro formed into "&ocirc;starum" and in Old English into "eastron".

Whatever the case, Easter has always played a central role in the customs of Central European tribes. The longing of the people for spring, sun and warmth, for securing the new harvest blessings made them celebrate the spring festival of the equinox with exuberance. The Christian Church merged its most important festival, the resurrection of Christ, with the spring festival of the Germanic light cult at the Council of Nicaea in 325. However, Easter is also said to have already replaced the Jewish Passover mentioned in the Bible, suggesting many similarities in customs.

So it is not surprising that the word for Easter and for Passover is similar or identical in a whole range of languages, including French, Greek, Italian and Spanish. It is therefore certain that Easter, which is celebrated today, like many other Christian festivals (e.g. Pentecost), is interspersed with pagan customs and rites. Easter, however, is synonymous with joy, gladness, and festivity in many countries.

Christian Easter

Easter, after Christmas (the birth of Jesus), is for Christians another central event of their faith through the resurrection of Jesus. Death is not seen as an end, but as a new beginning of a new life. This is to profess that life will triumph over death, truth over lies, justice over injustice, and love over hate.

In Christianity, the Easter season lasts 50 days until Pentecost.

Prior to Easter is the season of Lent also called Passion, which lasts 40 days and begins on Ash Wednesday. It commemorates the 40 days Jesus fasted in the desert.

The last week before Easter is called Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday, when Christians celebrate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem.

On Maundy Thursday (the "green" comes from the Old German word "greinen", which means to weep), Christianity celebrates the Lord's Supper.

On Good Friday (Old High German " "kara", meaning lament, sorrow, mourning), Jesus' death on the cross is commemorated, on Holy Saturday there is sepulchral rest, and on Easter Sunday - according to the Bible - Jesus rose from the dead.

Based on the calculation of Easter Sunday, all other irregular holidays can be determined.

This has been true since the 1st Church Council in 325. The basis of calculation was modified by Pope Gregory XIII. (1582), who replaced the "Julian calendar" by the "Gregorian calendar" still valid today.

On St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, more than 200,000 people crowd year after year at Easter to be present when the pope, traditionally in the open air, reads the Easter Mass. At noon, the Pope delivers his Easter address to the faithful of the world. The highlight is the papal blessing "Urbi et orbi" (Latin: to the city and to the world) that follows.

Easter - Customs, Rites, Symbolism

Many rites and customs have arisen to celebrate Easter.

Easter fires are lit in the evening of the 1st day of Easter on fields and heights and shine far into the land.

Easter games have been performed in many places since ancient times. Invariably, the content of the plays is the victory of awakening life over the darkness of wintertime. The Christian mystery play of Christ's resurrection fits seamlessly with the pre-Christian spring customs that celebrated the awakening of nature with new life.

A number of Easter symbols, such as Easter eggs and the Easter bunny, existed in ancient times. Many were adopted by Christianity and are still an important part of Easter today.

1. The Easter Egg

The dominant symbol of our Easter celebration today is still the Easter egg.

Eggs are said to have been given away and eaten as fertility symbols, usually dyed red, during spring festivals in ancient Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome.

Ecclesiastical egg consecration can be traced as far back as the 4th century. In this time eggs were already colorfully painted, as finds from the area of Worms show.

To distinguish them from fresh eggs, plants were added to the water. The juice of onions, spinach or beetroot thus provided the first colourful Easter eggs.

Artfully painted eggs first appeared in the 13th century.

The egg is the source of life itself and stands as a symbol for the origin of life. Boiling them at Easter probably comes from their use as currency in the 12th century. Since people traditionally paid their debts on Maundy Thursday, many eggs were saved until that day and preserved by boiling them.

The Easter egg today

The Easter egg is a chicken egg usually colored with natural vegetable dyes, sometimes painted with designs, which is traditionally given away or eaten at Easter.

Blown and often ornately painted or pasted eggs are used as decorations at Easter. Famous for their splendor and also expensive are the bejeweled Easter eggs from Faberg&eacute;.

2. The Easter Bunny

The hiding of Easter eggs dates back to the 17th century. The church consecration of red Easter eggs is first attested in 1553. In custom, the Easter Bunny is a hare that paints eggs and hides them in the garden at Easter.

The hare is a sign of fertility.

Both the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, and the Germanic goddess of fertility, Ostera, were assigned a hare as a sacred animal. The first evidence of the Easter hare dates back to 1678 and was given by Georg Franck von Franckenau, a professor of medicine from Heidelberg. The custom originated more than three hundred years ago in Alsace, the Palatinate and the Upper Rhine. In Zurich, the Easter bunny has been handed down from old records as the bringer of eggs. The timing of Easter also suggests a connection with the hare. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday of the spring full moon and the hare is considered a lunar animal.

However, the Easter bunny is not the only bringer of Easter eggs.

In Schleswig-Holstein, Upper Bavaria and Austria the cock, in the Westphalian or Hanoverian area the fox, in Switzerland the cuckoo, in Thuringia the stork was considered the bringer of the eggs.

In German folklore there are many small, mostly funny verses about the Easter bunny, such as:

Unterm tree in the green grass

Sitzt ein kleiner Osterhas'!

Trims his beard and pricks up his ear,

Makes a little man, peeps out.

Then leaps away with a bound

And a little saucy sparrow

Now looks to see what is there.

And what is it? An Easter egg!

 

Easter bunny, come to me,

come to our garden!

Bring us eggs, two, three, four,

don't make us wait so long!

Lay them in the green grass,

dear, good Easter bunny.

 

Dear good Easter bunny'

Bring us children 'something.

Red, green, yellow eggs,

for the beautiful Easter celebration.

Behind birch trees, behind beech trees,

we'll look for the eggs.

Goethe's Easter Walk

Easter was also a theme for Frankfurt's most famous son, the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Especially, of course, in the Easter Walk from Faust I. In it he states:

"Freed from ice are stream and brook

By spring's fair, invigorating glance,

In the valley greens hopeful bliss;

The old winter, in its weakness,

Retreated to rugged mountains.

From thence, fleeing, he sends only

Faint showers of granular ice

In streaks across the greening plain.

 

But the sun tolerates no white,

Everywhere education and aspiration stir,

Everywhere she wants to enliven with colors;

But flowers are lacking in the precinct,

She takes cleaned people for it.

 

Turn back from these heights

To look back upon the city!

From the hollow dark gate

There comes forth a multicolored throng.

 

Everyone is so fond of sunning themselves today.

They celebrate the resurrection of the Lord,

For they themselves are risen:

From low houses dull chambers,

From gangs of crafts and trades,

From the pressure of gables and roofs,

From the streets' squeezing confines,

From the churches' venerable night,

They are all brought to light.

 

Look, look! How nimbly the multitude

Breaks through the gardens and fields,

As the river in breadth and length

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So many a merry barge moves,

And, overloaded to sinking,

Removes this last barge.

 

Even from the mountain's distant paths

Wink at us colored garments.

I hear already the village's tumult,

Here is the people's true heaven,

Satisfied rejoice great and small:

Here am I man, here may I be!“

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust I)