Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter traditions...

So in my family, we have a strange Easter tradition. We put the clothes we wore the day before easter in a circle before bedtime, hoping the Easter bunny will leave us treats in the morning.

I have decided to carry on this traditon. But look, Mom, I found some historical reasoning behind the quirky tradition -- looks like the German side.

From Wikipedia:
The idea of an egg-laying bunny came to the United States in the 18th century. German immigrants in the Pennsylvania Dutch area told their children about the "Osterhas," sometimes spelled "Oschter Haws." "Hase" means "hare," not rabbit, and in Northwest European folklore the "Easter Bunny" indeed is a hare, not a rabbit. According to the legend, only good children received gifts of colored eggs in the nests that they made in their caps and bonnets before Easter.

Thanks to loving grandparents and a great home teacher, we were able to have some fun stuff for Easter. The pickings are slim here in a non-Christian country. We were so excited to receive our package via Delta. (Have I mentioned that we have no postal service here, so I can't even get mail!)

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