Easter is a very important day in Scotland. In pre-Christian times, there was a Saxon festival called “Eastre”, later, it was integrated with the Christian festival. As per the historical records, Easter is also linked to Pagans and some of its traditions are even followed today.
The Church of Scotland (often referred to as The Kirk) is the national church of Scotland. Although it is the established church, it is not subject to state control. It differs from the Church of England in that it has a Presbyterian form of church governance. The Scots are proud of the fact that the Scottish Reformation took place at a grassroots level, unlike in England, where the Reformation was a politically motivated, top-down reform.