Saturday, April 19, 2014

How do you celebrate Easter?

Happy Easter, everyone! You probably know that Easter is traditionally a Christian holiday that is now largely linked with Easter eggs and the Easter bunny. Even families who celebrate the religious significance of Easter in church have their kids participate in Easter egg hunts right after Catholic mass or Protestant service, sometimes right in the church yard!

While some people think that the egg and the bunny are recent additions to make the holiday more secular and profitable for businesses, they've actually been around for centuries and have their connections with pagan celebrations of spring, as the video above, "Bet You Didn't Know" from, mentions. This was long before candy and chocolate makers started capitalizing on this holiday.

Enjoy your Easter! We hope you have a good one, however you celebrate this holiday.

SECULAR - not spiritual or religious
PAGAN - ancient belief in many gods

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