Easter Will Soon Arrive
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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As we become bombarded with yellow daffodils,
colored eggs, bunnies of the stuffed
or of the chocolate kind as we entered our local super market, we cannot help but be reminded of the fact that Easter is right around the corner (Sunday, April 5, 2015). Easter or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred three days after his crucifixion byRomans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are identical or very similar. Easter customs vary across the Christian world, and include sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church, and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb. The Easter lily, a symbol of the resurrection, traditionally decorates the chancel area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide. Additional customs that have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades. There are also various traditional Easter foods that vary regionally.
If you are planning special events or activities around Easter weekend, please keep in mind some of our local entrepreneurs: Century Photo Video to immortalize these special moments, Enchanting Original Puppet Shows by Bonnie’s Puppet Palace for your children’s parties, Sugar Rush Cakery and Sonias Kupcakes for special customized treats, or Julie’s wonderful flowering plants, etc. Create your special events with the help from these creative and talented local people. Have a wonderful time planning!
~Let’s Help One Another~
Gathered, written, photographed, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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