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Friday, March 25, 2005

Karfreitag

Friday before Easter - and it is raining. in the TV, they asked people to explain the meaning of this bank holiday. 42% couldn't tell. the TV didn't tell, either.

instead, they moved on to the next question: how is the rabbit related to Easter? a spontaneous answer to that, from a guy on the street: "The rabbit? - it kicked the hen, and thus, the hen laid the egg."

finally, in the net, the explanation:

Good Friday: the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ; Holy Friday in Romance Languages, Karfreitag (Sorrowful Friday) in German

Easter: a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ, celebrated the Sunday following the first full moon after the Spring equinox.

the question that remains - how come the rabbit delivers coloured eggs for the celebration?
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1 comment:

sand shadow said...

Eggs are symbolic of life, just the way the Christian holiday is, and the way the vernal equinox is. It is all a celebration of the renewal of life.