One year ago at this time I wrote a 5 page paper on the history behind Easter egg hunts for my religious studies class. Since Easter is almost here I thought I would share some information. Believe it or not, Easter eggs and the Easter bunny all originate from different parts of the world. But one of the ways Easter egg hunts began was through a German myth from the 1600s. It was believed that Eoster, a Teutonic goddess, had a pet bird who laid eggs in baskets and hid them. When Eoster transformed her pet bird to a bunny, it continued to lay eggs. This myth is based on the belief that rabbits symbolize fertility. This idea was started in Germany and was spread to America in the 1700s when immigrants arrived in Pennsylvania for the first time. They called their custom “Osterhase”. Often children would decorate baskets before they searched for the eggs because the baskets symbolized nests. Some people even left carrots out for the Easter bunny in order to show their gratitude.
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So my last post was about some ideas I had to do over spring in general, however, I did not say anything about what I’m doing over spring break. Believe it or not I have quite a busy schedule starting this Thursday as I begin my time off meeting up with a friend. The next day I leave to visit my grandma in Indianapolis, who is 90 years old. A few days later when I get back home I have some shopping to do. I will be on the search to find my Easter dress. I will also be stopping by a store called Schaffers that sells Austrian crystals. I also really want to see the new Cinderella movie that comes out next Friday.
I wish I could go to the beach, but not everyone in my family ever has the same schedule so I usually stay home, however, I think I have a enough to do.
This past weekend provided a much needed break! With a couple days off school, and only work and the never-ending to-do list to tackle, I could finally breathe a little bit. As always, I took the word “break” a little too literally. and didn’t accomplish as much as I possibly should have. Regardless of the feeling of anxiety Monday morning, I had a wonderful Easter here in St. Louis.
My first ever Easter away from my hometown and a large gathering of my family, I celebrated the day in the city with my twin and mother. Being from a much smaller town than St. Louis, they’re always happy to come to the “big city”. I threw on my Easter dress and statement necklace late Sunday morning and drove down to Lafayette Square to meet the pair. We brunched at Sqwires, a restaurant I had been wanting to try for quite some time. The area of Lafayette Square is beyond picturesque, and has become one of my recent favorite neighborhoods of the city.
One breakfast burrito with veggie sausage in the gorgeous sunlight later and I was feeling great. My twin, always eager for a little city shopping, was disappointed to learn the malls were closed. We decided to do the cultural thing and seize the opportunity to visit Forest Park, in particular the Art Museum. We battled all the traffic, picnic loving individuals, and runners, eventually finding a parking spot. With it being such a beautiful day there were many out and about. After wandering around admiring the art for a couple hours, we were hungry once again. We decided to visit Kayak’s Coffee, another spot on my “must do” list. It’s located just a few minutes from Fontbonne, and I have to say I’ll be coming back again. An iced coffee and a cranberry muffin did me in for the day, and it was time to return back to reality.
A crazy busy week (or three) of school awaits, but it was thoroughly enjoyable being Easter happy here in the city.
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Last weekend was Easter break, it was a good time for students because they got a one week break, and it was also a good time to think about how Jesus Christ died for us on the cross, then he was risen.
It was my first Easter here, and I joined the traditional Good Friday service and Easter Sunday service at Grace Church, St. Louis. I spent many times to think about Jesus’s death on Good Friday, and prayed with God. I like to spend time praying and studying the bible, which can let me be renewed by God.
Here is one of verses for celebrating the Easter Day. Take time to think about it:
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)