Easter is the most important and oldest celebration in Christian Church History. The Church is celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This celebration is typically held between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox!
The above mentioned is so very meaningful to why we celebrate Easter. For me, Easter also symbolizes that we have rounded the corner from the cold bitter winter with spring and summer just ahead! It’s that feeling we get when we put our heavy winter coats away for the season and break out the light weight spring jackets!
I was running around town this weekend, like so many of us were, getting last minute things I forgot on my list and I noticed more people saying hello with a more uplifted spirit! I loved seeing all of the pansies, Easter lilies, tulips and daffodils in the stores, it made me smile! It definitely helps when the weather cooperates and it’s 70 degrees and sunny too!
The Easter season is time for renewal, starting over and climbing out of our winter hibernation! The days are longer, we have more time to get outside, take walks and catch up with our neighbors. This is truly the beginning of a new season and it is so nice!
I wish all of you a Happy Easter and a Happy Passover! I hope you are all able to take a moment to count your blessings and enjoy the day! May we all continue to carry this feeling of lightness and renewal for many days ahead!
The greatest gift of Easter is Hope!
-Basil C. Hume