Mar 22, 2008

Easter Bunny or Easter Bell?

In Belgium, church bells ring joyfully during the year. But the bells stop on the Thursday before Good Friday, silent for a few days while people remember the death of Jesus. On Easter Sunday morning, the bells ring out again.

In the US, it's the Easter Bunny that brings eggs to all the children and hides them around the garden. As if santa wasn't tough enough to swallow, we brain wash our kids to believe that a large 'bunny' hops from house to house (without even the aid of a sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer) . Maybe that's where the term 'quick as a bunny' came from ?

Here in Beglium, children wake up on Easter Sunday and find eggs scattered about their rooms. They look in the nests they have placed in their yards or gardens and find Easter eggs in them.

These eggs are said to have been bought back from Rome where the bells from all the churches had gone on Thursday (hence the lack of ringing) to see the Pope.

I don't know, I think I buy the bunny more than this 'dingy; story.

At any rate, Happy Easter everyone.

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