Monday, April 13, 2009

Pet gospel: Easter Bunny

This irreverant clip from YouTube purports to explain the spiritual significance of a makebelieve rabbit and coloured eggs (no not that harebrained Twix is for Kids commercial!) You guessed it, it's all about Springtime, which over the years got intertwined with the Passover and Resurrection. (the yolks on us, apparently).
This one you can blame on the Anglo-Saxons, for their fertility goddess. They also had big bonfires on the night before (and spread ash on their fields for increased fertility) Easter eggs are sold in the Old City to Israelis--Jews, Christians and Muslims! What are hard to find are hot cross buns (though bunnies are plentiful.) But that's another story

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