Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Traditions

Happy Easter everyone!  
You'll be happy to know that we're having a beautiful day here in paradise, enjoying our Easter traditions.
Some egg coloring
Some basket finding
Some singing and worshiping - (see my post over here
And some eating
Here are our traditional recipes:
Creamed Eggs on Toast
Roast Lamb
and don't forget the chocolate and jelly beans!

Why is it that so many of our traditions revolve around food?

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

If you want a practical answer to why so many traditions revolve around food, I think I have thought of one. It's something I've wondered about, especially as there seem to be so many holidays that each give you an excuse to "splurge because it's ___(fill in the blank-- Easter, Halloween, etc)___ and it only comes once a year!" and suddenly you're splurging every other week. I guess 80 years ago it was way expensive to be able to afford certain food and so thereby it became holiday food because it really was a celebration to be able to have it. And so holiday traditions sprung up around food because onece upon a time it was the only practical time to spend a little extra on food. In some ways, I guess it's noce that we no longer have to wait for a holiday to eat ham, but perhaps some members of society have taken that thinking a little too far. But you probably already thought of all of this.

jeffhead said...

nope. never.

And I was disappointed to see that you weren't dying the eggs in those crusty off yellow-orange mugs from the land before time.

We$ said...

I think it's because the best traditions involve all 5 senses. There are decorations, music, talking, hugs, games, stories, objects, etc. that are all part of the traditions as well - and they appeal to the senses. Some of those could get us the right smells, but I can't imagine having a "tasting tradition" if it involved something other than food.