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thoughts about Easter

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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)

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16 thoughts on “thoughts about Easter

  1. Oooh, good questions!

    New life.. any lambs that re out there now are probably wishing they’d stayed in where it was warm!

  2. Try having Christmas in 35C degree heat when you are eight and a half months pregnant with the biggest baby born outside of an elephant! Talk about the seasons being in the wrong place…

  3. Happy Easter, Elaine… and it has now, at long last, started to have a feel of Spring – even though it did snow again the other day!

  4. Cute video! I’ve often wondered the same thing about the southern hemisphere and how they celebrate holidays. I’ll bet Santa gets really hot in his suit, but Cupid probably likes it much better down there! Happy Easter!

  5. It’s supposed to be spring here but still snowing! I think it would take more than painted eggs to cheer me up at this stage! Thanks for the like! Linda.

  6. Hmmm, I’m so Northern Hemisphere-centric that I have never even thought of the idea of the Southern Hemisphere ideals. The fact that this took place in the Northern Hemisphere may have something to do with the ideals though?
    Also…never heard of rolling the eggs. Love the idea though.

  7. It’s much the same in Australia really, except that daffodils flower in August and September. We have eggs, bunnies, lots of chocolate and hot cross buns. The one thing we have that is different is Easter bilbies. Bilbies are small native Australian marsupials and they have become an endangered species. So some bright spark came up with the idea of replacing chocolate rabbits with chocolate bilbies, with the money raised going to a save the bilby fund. I don’t know how successful it has been, because there are still thousands of chocolate bunnies in the shops every year.

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