Happy Easter! ♥
Written by Abbeedawn on April 3, 2010
Happy Easter everyone!
Its a sunday (weee!) unfortunately I woke up early (yawn)to attend mass with my family.It was almost impossible for me to get up.I was about to play-sick when I heard my little sister--she was so excited and happy.A 6-year-old CAN get up,hell why cant I?So I got up.Honestly, it was a torture-hearing the homily made me feel better :D.Im glad I came after all.
Lemme share some bits and pieces I learned:
Easter is really an entire season of the Christian church year, as opposed to a single-day observance. Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and penance and represents the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his ministry, a time in which Christians believe he survived various temptations by the devil. The day before Lent, known as Fat Tuesday, is a last hurrah of food and fun before the fasting begins. The week preceding Easter is called Holy Week and includes Maundy Thursday, which commemorates Jesus' last supper with his disciples; Good Friday, which honors the day of his crucifixion; and Holy Saturday, which focuses on the transition between the crucifixion and resurrection. The 50-day period following Easter Sunday is called Eastertide and includes a celebration of Jesus' ascension into heaven
Easter Bunny ♥
The Bible makes no mention of a long-eared, short-tailed creature who delivers decorated eggs to well-behaved children on Easter Sunday; nevertheless, the Easter bunny has become a prominent symbol of Christianity's most important holiday. The exact origins of this mythical mammal are unclear, but rabbits, known to be prolific procreators, are an ancient symbol of fertility and new life. According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called "Osterhase" or "Oschter Haws." Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit's Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests. Additionally, children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping.
Have a lovely Easter everyone!♥
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Abbee is a girl that lives in Philippines. She joined Dipdive on March 19, 2010. The last time she logged in was on May 15, 2010.