What Traditional Easter Foods Do You Have on Your Festive Table? Before listing a few traditional Easter foods, let’s take a minute and recap why a big part of the world celebrates Easter. Easter – Meaning and a Brief History Easter is the Christian celebration of Jesus’ resurrection three days after his horrific killing by human fellows. Chronologically (according to the Bible), Easter or Passover in Hebrew has been celebrated 1500 years before Jesus’ time, since the Israelites’ liberation from Egypt. Etymologically, the Latin word for Easter – Pascha, of Aramaic origins – is at the base of the names...