Easter Monday of western European Christians
The Bible says that following his resurrection Jesus Christ showed himself to two of his disciples. He shared the way with them to the village of Emmaus, near Jerusalem, and supper. Important Easter Monday symbols include a cross on which Jesus Christ met with his death and resurrection. Other symbols include Easter eggs, both natural and works of art, nests, lambs, hares or rabbits. Eggs and young animals symbolize the birth of new life, the awakening of nature and the return of fertility to the land in spring.