Easter — Myths and Cool Facts
Easter looks the same at our house as it does in many households, I would think. Family gathering, ham, eggs and games. We did however introduce a new tradition into our celebration about 5 or 6 years ago, we head to the Y.M.C.A camp in Estes Park. We rent a cabin without a television (yes, there are some with a t.v.) and we spend the weekend playing games, roasting marshmallows in the fireplace and just hanging out. A couple of years ago we did introduce the great puzzle challenge, the cabins come stocked with games and usually a few different puzzles to choose from, we attempt to complete one before the weekend is over and usually we accomplish this task. When you think of Easter there are a few myths and cool facts that I found interesting and thought that you might think so too.
EASTER MYTHS AND COOL FACTS:
- Blame the bunny on the Germans, it was the German settlers that brought the tradition of the bunny to the U.S. when they settled in Pennsylvania.
- The Christian holiday was closely modeled after pagan celebrations of spring and fertility.
- 67% of all American households serve ham for Easter dinner.
- The association of the Easter egg to this holiday is said to symbolize life.
- Easter is a floating holiday that can occur anytime between March 22 and April 25.
- Although there isn’t any real proof, the roots of Easter come from the Goddess Eostre and her hare companion.