Who would have ever thought we would be celebrating another Easter in the midst of the pandemic? Although we are so much further ahead in understanding the virus that has gripped the world, most of us are in some stage of lockdown or restriction. Some are lucky enough to have been vaccinated, but so many more are waiting their turn. At least the future looks much brighter this Easter than last year…
Easter is one, if not the most important religious celebration for Christians. Over the years, it has also become a huge commercial holiday complete with Easter eggs, bunnies and lots of chocolate. These may not be mentioned in any holy books, but their symbolism does have significance in Easter and Spring.
Both eggs and rabbits portray new life and renewal. At one time, eating eggs was not allowed (by religious leaders) during the week before Easter. Instead, any eggs laid during that period were hard-boiled and decorated for children as gifts for Easter. Rabbits (the Easter Bunny, affectionately known as Peter Cottontail) are a symbol of fertility. Sometime during the 19th century, Europeans made chocolate eggs for Easter; however, the chocolate was dark and bitter, not too tasty. It wasn’t until 1875 when John Cadbury successfully made the first moulded chocolate Easter eggs… the rest is history.
Whatever your Easter celebrations may include, I hope the sun is shining, the snow has melted, and that nature is waking to the new season, Spring…and the Easter Bunny has left a heaping basket of chocolate eggs at your front door!
Happy Easter, everyone.❤️
6 thoughts on “Another “Zoom” Holiday…”
Yes Judy, it’s hard to believe that we are celebrating another pandemic Easter. I’ve been enjoying hearing the geese fly over while out in the garden looking for what has decided to (hopefully!) sprout back up after the winter. I’ve also been wondering what seedlings you’ve started in that beautiful greenhouse (my dream cottage😉) of yours. Can’t wait to get my hands dirty again cleaning up and preparing the garden and smelling that beautiful fragrance of “spring dirt”. When I do, I’ll be thinking of you. Have a Happy Easter and stay safe! Hugs, Karen xo
Happy Easter Karen…I hope you are having a great day with your family and that the Easter bunny found his way to your front door! It looks like the forecast will bring some warmer days so that we can get at least a start on the Spring cleanup. 😘xox Judy
Happy Easter, Judy
“Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.”……even in a pandemic. Blessings, Hugs and Bunny kisses! Diane
Happy Easter Diane…hopefully you are enjoying some really yummy chocolate this weekend. I LOVE that quotation. 😘 xox Judy
Somehow, it doesn’t feel like it should be Easter already, but the daffodils are blooming and the hyacinths are pushing up. I got a basket of blue eggs from my friend’s chickens, along with a few dark brown and tans ones for contrast, and put them on the kitchen counter just to admire for a while. Happy Easter!
Happy Easter Carolee…your garden is a few weeks ahead of mine! I love the blue eggs that some chickens lay…it’s just the perfect shade. I know what you mean about it not feeling like Easter already. Although it has been such a strange year, moving at a snail’s space sometimes and yet like you said, it’s hard to believe it is already Easter.😘xox