Easter is here again on April 20 and, along with Easter, comes the joy of egg hunts, photo ops with the Easter bunny and family dinners. Easter is a colorful holiday that reminds every one of the coming spring and the rebirth of new life. It is a time of hope and happiness and the gentle colors and images associated with Easter, like pastels and baby lambs, convey these emotions.
Although Easter is a religious holiday based in the Christian faith, it has taken on a whole new meaning in the past few decades due to the rampant marketing of holiday icons like bunnies, lambs, chicks and eggs. Easter is largely regarded as being the cutest holiday and this is mostly due to the many cutesy/kitschy items that are displayed and offered in stores in its honor.
The rapid commercialization of Easter has somewhat obscured the traditional origins behind the symbols of Easter. However, the feelings associated with these icons of spring, new life and hope have largely remained the same over the centuries. Below is a list of five things that are associated with Easter.