Easter Traditions

on the right side is Jesus on the cross, on the left is an Easter bunny

I went out last week to Dollarama to do some Easter day shopping for my kids. I guess I forgot that everything is no longer just a $1 at ‘Dollarama’. When I got home and went through my bags  I started to wonder if buying all these goodies maybe was not the right thing to do. Easter for me, since I was a little girl was a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. So why is it that all I have planned for Easter is non-religious activities. Like egg hunt and egg decorating?

I have heard that egg represents fertility and birth in certain pagan traditions that pre-date to Christianity. Also something I did know about is the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This is when children roll their Easter eggs down Capital Hill. Wow, that is quit the traditional. I ‘mention’ to my 7 year old about the true meaning of Easter, but I can’t say I have spoken to him in detailed about it. When I was a child I did not know about the Easter Bunny. I only new about Jesus.

Where did the Easter bunny come from? The exact origins of the Easter bunny is unknown. But it is believed that it started in America with German immigrants in the 1700s. Growing up in North America it is hard to explain to you child about holiday traditions. They are so very commercialized. I fell like even myself as an Christian adult am being sucked in. Is it ok to mix religious with non-religious tradition?

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