Easter is a time of great importance to Christians. As a boy,
Easter was a mystery to me; certainly I understood it was
important and attended church with my parents and family. But, I
don't think I really comprehended its importance until much
later in my life.
Easter represents a bunny that comes calling to our houses,
bringing chocolate eggs for the children. The egg is a potent
symbol of fertility and new life. Somehow, however, I doubt that
many of those who buy chocolate eggs this Easter realize how
ancient and important is the symbol of the egg.
It was as
a young man, travelling to Athens in 1977, that I first realized
the significance of Easter. I watched in awe the parades of
thousands of people in the streets and came to understand that,
as a Canadian, I had never before seen such large public
displays of faith. We in Canada, a secular state, keep our
religion to our private lives. In Greece, it was a celebration
for all to see and enjoy.
understand Easter as the cornerstone of the Christian faith. For
all of you who will celebrate this weekend, I wish you all a
good Easter. If you'd like to find out a bit more about Easter,
visit the sites below.
Bulgarian Easter Traditions
Easter Traditions in Finland
Polish Easter Traditions
Ukrainian Easter Eggs