Starchild: Malaysian children are excited to have an ‘egg-cellent’ Easter


Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 6

Do you know what day it is on Sunday? It’s Easter, one of the most important celebrations for Christians.

One of the most popular symbols during Easter Sunday is the Easter bunny.

Some believe that the Easter bunny was introduced by German immigrants to America during the 13th century.

While the origins of the tradition remain unclear, the rabbit is believed to be a symbol of fertility and new life.

Decorating Easter eggs and going on egg hunts are some of the popular traditions during Easter.

Many types of candies and chocolates in the shape of eggs are sold at confectioneries and supermarkets.

Here’s what Starchild readers had to say on the topic, Easter.

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 8Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 8

“This Easter Sunday, we will be attending church service virtually. After that, I will help my mum prepare mashed potatoes and ham for lunch. I wish everyone a blessed Easter, ” says eight-year Jayden Tan Li Sheng.

 Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11

Older sibling Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11, writes: “Easter is a time to reflect. May this Easter Sunday inspire everyone with new hope, happiness, and abundance, all received through God’s divine grace.”

Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, 9Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, 9

Nine-year-old Debria Preethi Jeyarajah says Easter is a special celebration to remember Jesus who suffered, died and was raised to life. “Easter is celebrated around the world every year. It is a special day to remember Jesus. Easter takes place on a Sunday, after a 40-day period called Lent. The white lily is the official flower of Easter. They represent grace and purity. Many churches and homes chose to decorate with the white lily for Easter.”

Claire Yap Jyn Wei, 5Claire Yap Jyn Wei, 5

Claire Yap Jyn Wei, five, writes: “Easter eggs are made of chocolates. If I could design Easter eggs, I’ll create a drawing of baby rabbits coming out of a big Easter egg, and a picture of a nice sunny day for an Easter egg hunt.”

Chloe Leong Xizhen, 7Chloe Leong Xizhen, 7

Older sibling Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, eight, is looking forward to her family’s Easter Sunday’s egg hunt. “My mummy will hide chocolate eggs around the house. My sister and I will hunt for these eggs all around the house and garden. It’s so much fun. The best part is eating the chocolate Easter eggs.”

Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, 8Sophie Yap Jyn Qing, 8

“Chocolate eggs and rabbit candies are delicious but they are not the reason for Easter. Easter speaks of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to give new life. Maybe that’s why eggs are associated with the day because eggs symbolise new life too, ” says Asher Wang Qi Chuen, three.

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3

Older sister Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, six, says Easter is a meaningful day that reminds Christians of their saviour - Jesus Christ. “It’s interesting that each year, Easter falls on the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or just after the spring equinox.”

Peheljot Kaur, 5Peheljot Kaur, 5

“The giant red paw with golden centre on my Easter egg drawing is the Easter bunny’s paw print. I wish the Covid-19 will be over soon so that I can go to malls and participate in egg hunts again, ” says Peheljot Kaur, five.

Zachary Sanjay Joseph, 4Zachary Sanjay Joseph, 4

“I drew a family of Easter eggs – Papa, Mama, Baby and me. Easter is about family being together, ” writes Zachary Sanjay Joseph, four.

Mandy Tang, 4Mandy Tang, 4

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ITEM: Superhero Day is celebrated in some countries on April 28. It is a special day to celebrate special heroes and to think of how we can become heroes to others in need.

Who are some of your favourite superheroes?

Could it be Wonder Woman, Ironman or your parents? Or could it be Malaysian front iners (doctors, nurses, and policemen) have been working hard to keep us safe from the Covid-19 pandemic?

If you could meet them in person, what would you say to them? Don’t forget to include your illustrations for this week’s topic.

E-mail your contributions to lifestyle@thestar.com.my by April 16. Please put “STARCHILD: Superhero” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

Your contributions must carry your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below only), gender, phone contact, and address.

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