We all know what Easter means to the Christian religion. It is the holiest of days in reverence and celebration of Christ rising from the dead. Any and all interpretations aside, it is recognized as a National holiday.
Lets talk a little about the secular side of this otherwise holy day. As a people, we have adopted the traditions to name a few:
- New Spring clothes, a fashionable hat, and finally wearing white again after a long winter.
- Consuming another feast-filled meal often centered around a ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables, rolls, carrot cake, etc. Yum.
Okay, lovely. I’m with you so far.
- Dying hard-boiled eggs with designs.
- Hiding the eggs all over the yard for the purpose of hunting and collecting them.
- Searching for a basket of candy left by the Easter Bunny.
Why a bunny? Aten’t chickens egg layers (Rumor has it the Germans started this. ) Absurd for sure.
- Children taking photos with a demented-looking, bi-ped white-rabbit humanoid in a vest and colorful bow tie.
Alright, that’s it! What the heck is this holiday about anyway?!?
Weird, weird, annnnnnd weird!
Happy Easter, y’all! Embrace the weird, I guess. Just for today. .. Sandy