Historical Newspaper Reports on the Origins, History and Traditions of Easter Sunday

Posted on March 31st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

To celebrate Easter Sunday, here is a gallery of newspaper stories that report on the origins, history and culture of this special day.

We especially liked reading about the origins and history of Easter Eggs, and how Easter Sunday is celebrated in France, Germany and by the White House in Washington DC.

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Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Saturday 29 March 1902

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000276/19020329/003/0002

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Evening Telegraph – Thursday 16 April 1908

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19080416/131/0006

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Grantham Journal – Saturday 01 April 1899

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000400/18990401/059/0003

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Tamworth Herald – Saturday 24 March 1934

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000484/19340324/123/0008

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Western Daily Press – Tuesday 26 March 1940

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19400326/053/0006

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Cheltenham Looker-On – Saturday 03 April 1915

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000506/19150403/004/0006

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