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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Origins of Easter traditions Reply with quote

Encarta has a nice 4 page ( a fast 4 pages) article on Easter traditions... the pagan and Christian influence and the East/West influences

http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761568507_1/Easter.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know where we get the bunny with the egg tradition, at least here in America.


The article already explained that the rabbit was a spring and fertility symbol. In Germany hares were part of their traditions, they told their children stories about the "Easter hare" he laid eggs for children to find. of The early German immigrants (Pennsylvania Dutch) brought the custom over with them. They also baked little cakes in shapes of rabbits, that may be where the idea for marshmellow peeps came. LOL The custom spread and now we have Easter egg hunts for children as part of the celebration.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PEEPS !!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fresca wrote:
PEEPS !!!!!!!!!!!!


Do you know after seeing this I kept looking at it, and I went out in the middle of the night (seriously) to buy some freaking Pink PEEPS!!! Yummers......LOL Mr. Green

Hey, it's only once a year.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AHAHA !
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