Religion: Easter Egg Hunt

Religion: Easter Egg Hunt

While it may seem secular, the Easter Egg Hunt is a confluence of two religions. The “pagan” (Celtic/Germanic) traditions of Northern/Western Europe had spring holidays that honored fertility and new life, with the egg being a symbol of both. The first Christian missionaries to these areas were canny folk who simply converted the symbolism a bit to represent the new life of resurrection. Kids–like my buddy Isaac (grandson of our bestest friends)–don’t really care about all those details. They just think it’s fun to find candy laden eggs. At dinner, Isaac gave me the honor of being able to sit next to him…with a caveat: “You can sit next to me–but don’t snitch my cornbread!” Since I’d made the cornbread (gluten free!) I felt doubly honored.

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6 Responses to Religion: Easter Egg Hunt

  1. danudin says:

    If he were a real Celt you would paint his face Blue!

  2. jackscrap says:

    Delightful look of joy on his face, love the conditions of the seating arrangements!

  3. PC PHOTO says:

    Super candid shot and educational! An honor to be invited to sit next to this little buddy.

  4. Cathy says:

    Great capture and interesting info about the origin of the egg hunt.

  5. John & Lois says:

    Beautiful Easter photo!

  6. KarenAnn says:

    What a look of triumph at finding the egg! And the blur of his legs shows he isn’t stopping at one!

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