Easter: A time to celebrate and appreciate Christ and also a time to devour in chocolate! And that's exactly what my weekend was all about.
Being that Easter is a religious holiday, I began to wonder why we participate in traditions like dying eggs or doing egg hunts. Here's what I found out:
Easter eggs symbolize new life, celebrate the coming of Spring and are actually linked to the pagan traditions. On the other hand, Christianity views Easter eggs as a representation of Jesus' emergence from the tomb and resurrection.
Decorating and dying eggs for Easter is a tradition that apparently goes back all the way to the 13th century. One reason why some do this is to mark the end of the Lenten season, as eggs were formerly forbidden during that period. In turn, people then eat the died eggs once the Lenten season is over as celebration.
One thing my mom and many others in my family will make for Easter is sweet bread called choereg. Typically, you would hand make the dough, let it sit for a few hours then braid it together. Put some egg yolk over top with sesame seeds and pop it in the oven! If you would like a detailed post on this, I would be more than happy to deliver! Just send me a tweet @JanineMaral letting me know.
This is the end result of my eggs. Each year, I try to get more and more creative, but often I will fail. This year, I tried to use this special foil to give the egg a different kind of look. Another thing I tried was to tie around elastic bands on the egg then putting it in the dye (refer to blue egg in image above). My favourite would have to be the marble eggs. It's simple, but sometimes it may not turn out exactly like some images online.
All you need to do is dye our egg fully in one colour first, let it dry, then mix oil, water and another dye colour in a shallow bowl and dip your egg in there. After it dries completely, you should get something that looks like a marble pattern!
Easter is also known for it's pastel colours since it is the start of spring. For this holiday, this is what I wore: A light blue blouse - H&M scarf - RW&Co two toned blazer - Ralph Lauren knee high boots - Lululemon leggings.
How did you spend your Easter or long weekend?