The weekend has come and gone, spring is finally here kind of… It was a rainy but warm weekend and I can’t complain about that. We got out of the house and as per usual ended up in Home depot, took a quick trip to the mall and there was a long line up for kids to take pictures with Easter bunny. This really got me thinking, what does the easter bunny/eggs and now easter flowers have to do with easter?
Growing up easter meant watching the jesus movie over and over again, going to church in new colorful dresses. There was no bunnies and no eggs, I have been in Canada for 13 years and have never questioned of care for any “easter stuff”. But now as a mother I do, I want my son to celebrate easter the way I did as a child and at the same time to not be left out in a “Canadian/American tradition”.
Easter is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible. Many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and the ringing of church bells. Although Easter maintains great religious significance, many children in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, think of it as a time to get new spring clothes, to decorate eggs and to participate in Easter egg hunts where eggs are hidden by the Easter Bunny. Some children receive Easter baskets full of candy, snacks, and presents around this time of the year.The meaning of easter has become a commercialized event in my opinion.
Easter eggs is a symbol of new life – Meaning Christ’s resurrection
Easter Bunny is a symbol of fertility – meaning new beginnings
There is also the easter flower, which symbolizes purity.
I will take the flowers though, how pure and beautiful are their.
Does this mean I going to run out and bye easter baskets and eggs,probably not, but if there is an easter activity in the neighborhood I will for sure take my son. I want him to know the real meaning of easter, it is the resuraction of Jesus Christ.
If you do celebrate Easter, how do you do it? How do you keep the real meaning of this celebration?
Eggs and bunny pictures from Pexel