A- Z blog challenge

E is for…

For this post I wanted to share an old Easter picture of my cousin and I. I’m the brunette on the right. It was taken at my grandmothers house( the house I grew up in) in 1985.Β 217317_10150164520147572_4994392_n

I was a cute little stinker wasn’t I ? πŸ™‚ I don’t remember this day or any other Easter but looking at this picture, I can safely say we had fun.

As I get older I realize how Santa and the Easter bunny incredibly stupid to try and make Catholic holidays more appealing. Santa has nothing to do with the birth of Christ and the Easter bunny had nothing to with Christ’s resurrection. So why do they share the same date?

Until next time,

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7 thoughts on “E is for…”

  1. That picture is a classic. My mother has similar photos with me and my brothers and sisters.

    The crazy additions to the Christian holidays come form the incorporation of paganistic traditions and certain carry-overs from other religions. They’ve been embraced by the commercial marketing culture as a way to increase business. Weird, but they made it work.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    A Faraway View

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  2. Hi! Fellow A to Z’er here…

    Cute topic πŸ™‚ I don’t know if you already know, though, that there really was a St. Nicholas who was known to bring toys to kids during Christmas. So Santa Claus is not entirely fictional. But yes, it’s disheartening how much Christmas has becoming more a him but much less about Christ….

    Write on!!! πŸ˜€

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  3. Well Easter comes from the old Pagan holiday Eostre. Since this was a time of rebirth and renewal (winter giving away to spring) the symbol of this renewal were the rabbits that were coming out of their winter burrows.

    Santa Claus has a lot of origins, but the one that is most familiar to us is that of Odin, the Grey Wanderer. On the shortest day of the year he would give out gifts. He later morphed over the centuries to what we call Santa Claus.

    Many of these stories actually pre-date Christianity by hundreds of years.


    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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