Having long been fascinated by the roots of the varieties of dogma, I’m posting a little tidbit on the history of what is now celebrated as either the Christian holiday of Easter, or as another reason to shop, as promoted by savvy retailers.
The origins, as far as can be traced back in history, stem with the Pagan celebration of the spring equinox. This year, the modern-day holiday comes fairly late: 19 days after the actual arrival of spring. I’m supposing this is to give us all ample time to shop for Sunday-best outfits, and color those eggs with sweet pastels that bring to mind the image of…well, nevermind all that.
The details of Easter are clearly detailed in this article:
It is my hope that you will read the above article before continuing on reading this post.
Okay, are you back with me now? Did you enjoy the part about Ham? I confess, I got a little chuckle out of the idea that Ham has evolved into a cooked angry pig on the tables of millions of Christians who will be enjoying that little tweak in the story.
Mostly, I do love the Easter celebration, whether by Pagans or Christians or by anyone who just loves a good reason to eat chocolate rabbits and creatively paint eggs, and of course, eat until we’re over-filled. In my perspective, any holiday that brings peace, thought, and chocolate is a cause for support!
- Easter Peeps Reenact ‘Game of Thrones’ (geeky-gadgets.com)
- What To Do With All Those Extra Easter Peeps (Because You Weren’t Going To Eat Them Anyway) (thegloss.com)
- HAPPY EASTER: Naughty Parents & Occupied Peeps – WWJD? (camelotgypsy.wordpress.com)
- The Withering Indignity of Being a Peep (motherboard.vice.com)
- Happy Easter: Good luck, and thanks for all the Peeps (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)