The vernal equinox has passed in the Northern Hemisphere. There is a full moon. It is the weekend. It must be Easter. The end of Lent and March Madness. Passover. The season of Nowruz. The festival of Holi. And Major League Baseball. The time of the new year for many (Coptic, Asia, Baha’i).
Spring (an old Germanic word that means “to jump” and “to run”) is the time for planting. The snow to melt. The streams swell. The Florida citrus crops are first announced ruined from frost. Tornado and thunderstorms return. Rebirth. The hiding of painted eggs. The throwing of colored powder and water. The lighting of bonfires. Kite fighting. The time to for new wardrobe, to wear your best, to wear yellow or hats and walk in a parade.
Whether you commune with nature, each other or the saints. Receive communion from a priest or with your own hand, break Matza, are prayerful, indulge, deny or give. Whether you are celebrating the ritual of resurrection, the end of temptation or just the warmer weather. Have a great weekend and be reminded of all the wonderfully diverse reasons we have to celebrate (including Wikipedia) and enjoy the day.
Please comment on how you celebrate or celebrated