A little post about Easter Celebrations

Easter means so many different things to different people….For Christians, it is a time to remember and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion.

The earliest recorded observance of an Easter celebration was from the 2nd century. Most years, churches are filled with flowers and special Easter hymns are sung. Easter follows the 40 days of fasting of Lent.

Easter cards are often sent to friends and relations – perhaps those we do not see often – to let them know we are thinking of them. The best sort of cards are those that are hand made at home, especially those by the children – they are treasured for years to come.

For children (and let’s be honest, quite a lot is adults) it is an excuse to eat far too much chocolate, mostly in the shape of eggs wrapped in shiny foil. It is a little known ‘fact’ that chocolate eaten in the shape of an egg has ‘NO calories’ !!! No wonder I enjoy them so much…

In fact, the shops seem to start displaying their Easter eggs as soon as Christmas is over.

This year the get together are put on hold but I am sure the Easter eggs will be devoured as much as ever. Many people see Easter as the first holiday period of the year, after the Christmas celebrations.

It seems as though it is the start of Spring and that summer is on the way. A chance to get together with family and friends, barbecue and picnic….

Although it has been known to SNOW at Easter! Many times we have gone camping for Easter and been in a field full of snow! Always go, always cold… But still we do it… It’s tradition.

Certainly easier in a heated campervan now than when we used to camp in tents. When our children were small, we would have an Easter egg hunt in the garden, with clues left by the ‘Easter Bunny’. As far as I know, the Easter Bunny is still very active today.

Interestingly, the origin of the Easter Bunny traces back from the Anglo- Saxon period, where the idea of the Easter bunny evolved mainly from a pagan deity to a rabbit that leaves treats for all the good boys and girls.

However you celebrate Easter, enjoy the fact that the worst of the winter is behind us and the summer is ever closer.

Happy Easter everyone!

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