What is the meaning of Easter? Well, each year many attend Church which is the only time they go throughout the year. They buy a fancy new outfit with bright spring colors to wear on this very special day. They dress their children in lovely dresses and suits made for a warm summer day, although it is traditionally cold and rainy.
Women go to the hair salon, spending hours in a seat to make sure their hair flows and is full of bounce. As the rain hits their $80 makeover, they run into the church with their freezing children and an angry husband, who is mad that this day has cost him so much.
Many say this is the most holy day of them all, so it makes me wonder why so much is put into how they look. To really break it down, according to the Canonical gospels, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday (also known as Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday). Easter also marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
So if you plan to celebrate Easter and attend church on Sunday, it is good to know exactly what it all means prior to stepping inside the holy doors. And if your hair falls or your new dress gets soiled, don’t worry, because that is not the point anyway:).
Still not sure what the colored eggs and bunny have to do with Easter…but they sure look cute!
P.s. If anyone is offended by this blog, I do apologize. But hopefully you will forgive me during this special day.