Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter, Sunday, March 27, 2016

Mirror News, UK/Ian Leonard, Jon Dean, 3/26/16. "Easter 2016: Key facts for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday."

Can you find the EGG amongst the bunnies?
Egg hunt, good luck!
Image result for Easter Bunny picture
Happy Easter! Why am I here?
"It's that time of year when many people's thoughts turn to chocolate, egg hunts, bunnies and the resurrection.  And for many, the first bank holiday weekend of the year - with four straight days off work - will also be appealing. But Easter is that most confusing of dates - one that is never fixed and changes according to the lunar calendar.

Perhaps you're planning a break with the family or a weekend visiting friends. Or maybe you're just looking forward to spending a long weekend relaxing at home or wondering what the religious origins of Easter actually are.Whatever your plans, you can get organized - and maybe learn a bit about Easter too - by reading our guide."  Read more.

Related, the Holiday.  USA Federal Holiday Calendar, "Easter 2016."People celebrate the Easter holiday period according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. ... Throughout America, children wake up on Easter Sunday to find that the Easter Bunny has left them baskets of Easter eggs or candy. In many cases, the Easter bunny has also hidden the eggs that they decorated earlier that week. Children hunt for the eggs all around the house."

Related, a puzzle.  Mirror News, UK/John Shammas, 3/26/16, "Can you find the Easter egg amongst these bunnies? It's NOT easy." "It's the Easter weekend, so bunnies and eggs are all the rage. But this puzzle by Hungarian artist Dudolf may leave you in a quite literal rage. Hidden amongst these bunnies, there is an egg. It's there - trust us. It will just take you a while to find it."  Problems finding the egg in the puzzle?  Scroll all the way down this Mirror News article.

Related, inclusively religious.  Aljazeera/Associated Press,3/25/16, "Pope Francis washes feet of refugees for Easter Week. The traditional Easter Week foot-washing ceremony by the pontiff is meant as a Catholic gesture of service." "Pope Francis has visited a refugee center to wash and kiss the feet of Muslim, Orthodox, Hindu and Catholic refugees-- a gesture of welcome at a time when anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment has risen after the Brussels and Paris attacks. Francis celebrated the traditional Easter Week foot-washing ceremony at a refugee shelter in Castelnuovo di Porto, outside Rome, inaugurating the most solemn period of the Catholic Church's Easter season. Francis was greeted with a banner reading "Welcome" in a variety of languages as he processed down a makeshift aisle to celebrate the outdoor Mass.  A fraction of the 892 asylum seekers living at the shelter attended, although others milled around nearby and filmed the event on their smartphones."


Note photograph/graphic. Bunny and chick from Inhabitots, "5 reasons you should NOT give your kids real bunnies, chicks and ducks for Easter." The egg hunt puzzle is from the related Mirror News article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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