Easter falls on the first Weekend following the first full moon after the spring equinox on March 21, the time of year when the length of day and night are equal. So Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday wander between March and April.
A highly religious tradition surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is celebrated in all regions and by both protestant and catholic churches in Germany. The tradition surrounding fertility reaches back to pagan rites.
Whilst most believe in the Easter bunny, some enjoy eating chocolate Easter eggs, others love to colour real ones. Youngsters gather together in class or with friends and family and make a wonderful mess. They can be hollowed out by blowing or be previously boiled. In Germany, there is a long-standing ritual of hiding eggs for children to search out and Düsseldorf is no exception. The smiles and laughter of happy kids are legendary.