Starchild: Malaysian children look forward to spending a joyful Easter


Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 8

Come Sunday, Christians around the world will be celebrating Easter. It is one of the most important celebrations in the Christian calendar.

Decorating Easter eggs, egg hunts and egg rolling are some of the popular traditions during Easter. In addition, many types of candies and chocolates in the shape of eggs are sold at confectioneries and supermarkets.

Did you know that the world’s largest decorated Easter egg was made in Pomerode, Santa Catarina in Brazil?

Towering over 16.72m and 10.88m in diameter, the egg was created as part of Pomerode’s annual Easter festival.

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11

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

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 11, says: “Easter is a time to reflect on ourselves. Christians celebrate Easter to remember the great sacrifice that Jesus made. My family and I will attend church mass services on Easter day. May this Easter Sunday inspire everyone with new hope, happiness, and abundance, all received through God’s divine grace.”

Kishen Ray Gajan, 10Kishen Ray Gajan, 10

“Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and we thank God he is risen from the dead. Easter is the best time for me as I will receive delicious chocolate eggs and bunnies from my grandparents in Geneva. We are grateful for all of God’s blessings,” writes Kishen Ray Gajan, 10.

Chuah Seng Koon, 7Chuah Seng Koon, 7

Chuah Seng Koon, seven, says Easter is always a special holiday for him. “On this day, my friends and I will collect all the beautifully painted Easter eggs. Easter is also one of my favourite celebrations as I get to eat the eggs with soya sauce and pepper. Sometimes, Mummy will make egg sandwiches on Easter Sunday. I would like to wish all Starchild readers a very Happy Easter!

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 5Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 5

Five-year-old Asher Wang Qi Chuen likes drawing Easter eggs in many patterns and colours. “Eggs are commonly used during Easter to represent new life through the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Older sister Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, eight, says Easter is a happy occasion to remember the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. “We usually have special activities at Sunday School with stories, songs and games to celebrate this wonderful day.”

Zachary Sanjay Joseph, 6Zachary Sanjay Joseph, 6

“Easter is special as Jesus is alive. I enjoy celebrating Easter with my family,” says Zachary Sanjay Joseph, six.

Fu Rui Yuan, 8Fu Rui Yuan, 8

“Easter is my favourite time of the year. Rabbits symbolise new life during Easter. I love rabbits because they are cute,” says eight-year-old Fu Rui Yuan.

ITEM: Earth Day is on April 22. It is a special day to remind us of the importance of protecting the environment. The theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest In Our Planet”, continuing on the same theme from 2022.

Starchild wants readers to share three tips on keeping Mother Earth clean and safe. Don’t forget to colour the drawing too.

E-mail your contributions to lifestyle@thestar.com.my by April 15. Please put “STARCHILD: Earth Day” 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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