babushka
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babushka

americans: we are SO Christian!! Prayer before food, prayer before class...

me: ok what's Easter about

americans: uh... Bunnies?????

babushka

@UnidentifiedBlog orthodox Easter traditions are also about coloring eggs, and i think i vaguely remember how that's connected to resurrection - when someone back in the day heard the news about it, he said "I won't believe it, sooner the eggs turn red when i believe it" and the eggs in his servant's basket turned red?? thats how i remember the legend going, and i don't know if it's in the bible or not. i just have no idea how it took a bunny turn.


star-rice

IIRC, as with most christian traditions, it has roots in various pagan beliefs (im sure there are some indepth histories out there somewhere). Spring is usually a time of hope and rebirth and rabbits are a sign of fertility. Similar shit can be said for chickens/eggs/etc and well, the Christian celebration of jesus dying and then being resurrected fits with those themes.


babushka

also someone said that americans know what Easter is about but like? The way it IS markerted - i just see "bunny day this, bunny day that".

However, Christmas is all about Santa since long ago... Even though there is a cultural reason for that.

Also our Easter is a week later than your Easter. And on your Easter we cele -

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I just wanted to explain what вербное воскресенье is, i know верба = ива = some kind of willow.

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Christmas Note: We do celebrate Christmas here the "traditional" way, with the Feast of Nativity stuff but not sure about it specifically cause am not Christian


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pussy willows are the willows with the fuzzy tips on their branches. i think theyre like flowers, or seedpods?


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Thats because of capitalisms merchandising hell? Everythings gotta be Fun and Safe and For Everyone (ie secularize it just enough so the christians dont get mad but you can involve non-christians as well) so you can sell as much product for a useless holiday as possible. Thats why like 98% of our holidays are pertetuated as mostly about giving things to people (christmas, valentines, halloween, easter, thanksgiving). Its all about corporations selling these holidays to us and its just become embedded into the fabric of our society.


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also someone said that americans know what Easter is about but like? The way it IS markerted - i just see "bunny day this, bunny day that".


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IIRC, as with most christian traditions, it has roots in various pagan beliefs (im sure there are some indepth histories out there somewhere). Spring is usually a time of hope and rebirth and rabbits are a sign of fertility. Similar shit can be said for chickens/eggs/etc and well, the Christian celebration of jesus dying and then being resurrected fits with those themes.


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crownedwithwisteria commented on this post:

I thought that I read before that the whole deal with the easter bunny/eggs thing was that it actually came in from a different holiday/culture, a lot like how christmas these days is actually like five other holidays smashed together in a trench coat? memory's a bit fuzzy but I'm almost certain that the rabbit/egg part came from a german pagan spring celebration that christianity ended up absorbing at one point, as it tends to do.


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@pageofspace orthodox Easter traditions are also about coloring eggs, and i think i vaguely remember how that's connected to resurrection - when someone back in the day heard the news about it, he said "I won't believe it, sooner the eggs turn red when i believe it" and the eggs in his servant's basket turned red?? thats how i remember the legend going, and i don't know if it's in the bible or not. i just have no idea how it took a bunny turn.


pageofspace commented on this post:

To be fair it is one special Bunny. ;) (and the focus on rabbits, chicks, eggs, and flowers is more a reference to spring). And the reason behind a lot of traditions are not well known, so looking from Jesus's resurrection to rabbit who hides eggs can give whiplash. Anyway America is weird in that its religion is actually capitalism pretending to be Christian while pretending to be accepting of all religion. (Not offensive st all BTW) 😊


star-rice commented on this post:

Is it not well known what Easter celebrates? Or are peeps really that knowledgeable about our like, 3rd or 4th biggest merchandising holiday?


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