Sunday, April 08, 2007

happy easter

on easter sunday kids wake up with the excitement of thinking that the easter bunny has left them eggs hidden in the yard that goes with a few goodies. the kids hunt for the eggs and the one who finds the most eggs gets a price. but this has not been a custom in my country. to some family it may be true. generally, children don't find them in yards. if they want colored eggs and some goodies...they go and buy them in the malls.

the easter bunny is a rabbit-spirit. long ago, he was called the "easter hare." hares and rabbits have frequent multiple births so they became a symbol of fertility. the custom of an easter egg hunt began because children believed that hares laid eggs in the grass. the romans believed that "all life comes from an egg." christians consider eggs to be "the seed of life" and so they are symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

but the meaning of many different customs observed during easter sunday have been buried with time. the word "easter" is named after eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring. a festival was held in her honor. people celebrate Easter Sunday as the day that Jesus was resurrected.



kookie says: mum! eureka!!!

12 comments:

shammu said...

happy Easter!

Rajeev said...

Happy easter to u too :D

Peace & Love
JeeVY

Anonymous said...

I've seen those eggs before.

I know where they came from.

They didn't come from any bunny.

They've been laid in coles three months ago. Kookie be careful!!! They're stale by now!!!

Keshi said...

happy Easter :)

Keshi.

lemonade said...

happy easter..!!

i'd love to make one for u..!! :) but the thing is m pretty busy with college rite now..so i probably wont be able to get it ready right away..but i will get started on it wen i have have the time...
mail me at withnowheretogo@gmail.com
and tell me if u have any specific ideas or if there are any blog designs that u like in particular..and we'll chat and i'll work around ur ideas..so mail me...bye..! take crae.. :)

magiceye said...

hope you had a fun easter..!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday also to kookie's mum!!!!for yesterday.

shnaggy said...

haha... thanks

shammu.... said...

is Kookie sleeping?????????

and ws it ur bday?
Happy birthday (Belated) though!
hope u have lots of lovely happy peaceful blessed healthy cheerful (phew) days ahead!!!!!!!!!!!

Nabeel said...

Happy easter to you too .. very colorful eggs. But what's the relation of the eggs to a bunny? Rabbits don't give eggs.

shnaggy said...

hi nabeel, as it is...a belief, this began because children thought hares laid eggs in the grass. and the early romans believed that "all life comes from an egg"...and so it came to be the symbol of the risen Christ. and the egg as the seed of life.

well, we don't think of it that way, do we?

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