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Re: Happy Easter


Of course, after the council of Nicea,  came the calendar change from  
Julian to Gregorian which is why the Orthodox Church will celebrate  
Easter on April 27th. (They still go by the Julian calendar... I  
think... or maybe its more complicated than that!)

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 23, 2008, at 3:59 PM, David Franzman wrote:

> Happy Easter to all and a happy spring equinox as well.
>
> Both eggs and bunnies represent fertility. The notion of rebirth.  
> Easter
> used to be two days after Passover but the council of Nicea  
> established
> Easter as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring
> equinox. Eggs began as part of this holiday first and then in northern
> Europe the idea of good kids having a bunny deliver colored eggs  
> during
> the night came later. The spring answer to Kris Kringle.
>
>
> DF
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: gardenchat list <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 4:27:24 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Happy Easter
>
> Happy Easter to all my friends. Hopefully you will be able to spend  
> time
> with your family and friends and remember what the true meaning of  
> this
> Holy Holiday is.... of course, for those with different religious
> beliefs as me, enjoy a chocolate easter bunny instead :)
>
>
>  Donna
>
> ps: and the thought of the moment... why is it the Easter BUNNY leaves
> Easter EGGS?...... bunnies don't lay eggs, that's the chickens job!
>
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