CRACK OPEN YOUR EGG!
I think most people recognize that Easter is the celebration of Christ Rising From the Dead, Eternal Love and Life.
I decided to do a little research to bring you some other amazing Easter facts.
Did you know:
THE NAME EASTER:
Scholars state that the name Easter originated from a festival celebrating the coming of spring and Eostre, the fertility goddess. Her sacred symbols were eggs and hares.
These woven containers replicate birds' nests and the newness of life.
If you look back in history, most early Easter celebrations would have served lamb since Easter’s roots are from the Jewish Passover. But most American Easter dinners feature ham instead. Why do you think this change occurred? Ironically it had nothing to do with religion, but instead, it was the timing of the holiday. Hams would have cured over the winter months, and therefore, would be ready to serve in the early spring.
Easter lilies originated in Japan. They first arrived in England in the late 18th century. The first lillies arrived in the United States after World War I. The transition from dormant bulbs to delicate flowers represents new life.
There's evidence that Easter eggs originated from Medieval Europe. Therefore, Christians probably didn’t start the tradition of giving eggs. Eggs are a symbol of fertility and rebirth in many cultures around the world.
EASTER EGG HUNTS:
Easter egg hunts stem from a medieval children's game. A priest would give one hard boiled egg to one of the choir boys to pass amongst themselves until the clock struck midnight. Whoever still holds the egg at midnight, gets to eat it.
Oddly, no one knows why eggs were colored. Possibly to make them stand out from a plain uncooked egg.
GOOD FRIDAY IS ONLY RECOGNIZED IN 12 STATES:
Only 12 states in the US recognize
Good Friday, commemorating Jesus Christ's crucifixion.
I do hope that you have a wonderful holiday! I will be celebrating with my kids. And I am 100% certain we will be eating Easter eggs and chocolate eggs as well! I hope you will too!
Next week, I will be offering an important workshop. Not how to recover after an egg fight but:
How Do You Recover After A Verbal Fight?
Thursday April 13th 5:30-6:30pm PAC via Zoom. This is something we all need!
Here’s the link:
Feel free to call or email me with any questions.