Apr 22, 2011

Easter Project(s)

It seems to be that Easter is the most recycled event in our Calender's history.

What we know about Easter is this.

For most of us it's about eating lots of Chocolate Easter Eggs.
Full stop.

For the rest of us, Easter Sunday is the day that marks the end of our 40 day self imposed prohibition.
Whether you have given up sweets, sugar, crisps, cigarettes, swearing, junk food, lying, caffeine, chocolate, salt, alcohol, texting, ice cream, television, the internet, shopping for expensive clothes, complaining, Xbox, biting your nails, or making long lists. Now is the time to indulge.

But these 40 days of abstinence are based on the Christian tradition of Lent.

In the Christian calender Easter marks the end of Lent, a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. A period of preparation which commemorates the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus, which happened to take place on or around Passover.

Passover of course is a Jewish festival.

Passover  begins on the 15th day of the month of Nisan, which typically falls in March or April of the Gregorian Calender. This is a spring festival, so the 14th day of Nisan begins on the night of a full moon after the vernal equinox. This also means that Easter takes place on the first Sunday after a Full Moon and therefore has become a moveable feast.

Christianity has about 25 more moveable feasts in it's calender but they are all based on when Easter falls.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong but isn't observing lunar cycles very much a pagan ritual and ...
....really, we could just keep on going down this rabbit hole, couldn't we?

So you get it. Easter is recycled and this is a really tenuous link to post a few ideas on Easter.
But hey, it's a long weekend and I've got a few days off work, because that, for me, is what Easter means.

So if you find you have some time free over this weekend and want to try your hand at a few ideas here is what I've found around the pages of the internet.

First up is a simple Origami Easter Bunny.

If you have a bit more time on your hands and are a bit crafty also why not try Bunny Bowling and make these Bunny Skittles.

The tutorial can be found on Etsy courtesy of Ellen at thelongthread.com

If that all seems like too much hard work check out the Martha Stewart website that has tons of last minute Easter Ideas.

Some of the easier, little to no cost, ideas are:

Easter Egg Ballons (link broken)

Flower Shoes

Bunny Folded Napkins

 Jelly Bean Carrot

Eggshell Candles

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