As easter approaches – and yes I am writing this early as I head off in our tent for our Annual Easter Camping trip tomorrow, we have much to Celebrate. And we all celebrate different things I am sure:
The resurection of Jesus Christ
the giving of easter gifts
and Chocolate!! I hope my children have been good enough to get a visit from the Easter Bunny and I do hope they share 🙂
I googled ‘the meaning of easter’ to see if anything else interesting came up and this is what I found. There is always something new to learn and share isnt there?
The word “Easter” is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring
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.
The feast day of Easter was originally a pagan celebration of renewal and rebirth. Celebrated in the early spring, it honored the pagan Saxon goddess Eastre.
So whatever you believe and whatever you celebrate at this time, enjoy!
hugs to you and yours