We (well, I do certainly) associate Easter with daffodils, spring flowers, new born lambs, little chicks, the move from winter into spring etc – lots of new-ness. I understood the importance of the egg at Easter was to signify re-birth, a new life, life starting afresh etc etc. When I was a child it was quite common to decorate hard boiled eggs (sometimes there was a prize for the best one) and then the tradition was to go to the nearest grassy hill and roll them down. I’m sure this was to signify the rolling of the stone away from the tomb where Jesus was buried.
Anyway, my thought was… this is all very well in the Northern Hemisphere, where Easter falls in Spring and there is an abundance of new life. What happens in the Southern Hemisphere? What are the symbols associated with Easter when the seasons are moving from summer into autumn?
Happy Easter everyone!
(Couldn’t resist a little Snoopy/Peanuts)