We have a few goodies for you this Easter. Our reusable Easter Hunt bag for collecting eggs in. As well as beautiful handsewn bunnies.
Did you ever wonder where our Easter traditions came from?
Easter came from a Saxon festival celebrating Eastre the pagan goddess of Springtime & offspring. Eastre’s earthly symbol was a Rabbit giving us the Easter Bunny. Eggs were exchanged in Springtime. The Egg is often used as a symbol of rebirth. Sometimes eggs were covered in gold leaf or coloured by boiling them with flowers.
Later, Christian missionaries encouraged the Saxons to carry on celebrating their pagan festivals, but in a more Christian manner. By chance, Eastre was at the same time of year as the Resurrection of Christ. Eastre, eventually became Easter.
Lent is the forty-six day period just prior to Easter Sunday. It begins on Ash Wednesday.