laurdag 22. mars 2008

Påskeafta!

For dei som ikkje veit det, så er det altså i dag PÅSKEHAREN kjem! Med sine fargeglade godteriegg for enkelte. I vår familie har vi aldri fokusert noko særlig på påskeharen, men høner og harar og farga egg har alltid vore påskedekorasjonar. Våre megastore SNØEGG!!




Men visste de at haren legg egg???????

Har lagt inn litt fakta om påskeharen her, henta frå desse sidene:
http://www.holidays.net/easter/bunny1.htm

http://www.holidays.net/easter/bunnyeggs.htm

The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and they served as symbols of the new life during the Spring season.
The bunny as an Easter symbol seems to have its origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. And were made of pastry and sugar.
The Easter bunny was introduced to American folklore by the German settlers who arrived in the Pennsylvania Dutch country during the 1700s.
The arrival of the "Oschter Haws" was considered "childhood's greatest pleasure" next to a visit from Christ-Kindel on Christmas Eve. The children believed that if they were good the "Oschter Haws" would lay a nest of colored eggs.
The children would build their nest in a secluded place in the home, the barn or the garden. Boys would use their caps and girls their bonnets to make the nests . The use of elaborate Easter baskets would come later as the tradition of the Easter bunny spread through out the country.

"Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity

The Origin of the Easter Bunny & Colored Easter Eggs
Just as Santa Claus represents Christmas, a hopping life-size bunny with a basket full of colorful eggs is the quintessential image of Easter.
The original Easter bunny was probably associated with the Pagan equinox festival that predated Easter. The Saxons devoted the month of April to celebrating their goddess of spring and fertility, who was, not coincidentally, named Eastre. Eastre's sacred animal was the hare - not surprising since the rabbit is one of the most common symbols of fertility and rebirth.
The colored eggs carried by today's Easter bunnies have another, even more ancient origin. Eggs have long been associated with fertility and springtime festivals - for so long, in fact, that the precise roots of the association are unknown. Ancient Romans and Greeks utilized eggs in festivals celebrating resurrected gods. The egg also featured prominently in the Jewish rituals of Passover - and still today the roasted egg has prominence on the seder table as an essential symbol of springtime and rebirth.
Scholars believe that the pairing of the hare and the egg together in Easter may also have Pagan roots. During springtime, when days and nights were equal length, the hare was identified with the moon goddess and the egg with the sun god. Pairing the two together offered a kind of ying and yang to spring equinox celebrations.
The next historical entry under Bunny & Egg is found fifteen hundred years later in Germany. There, children would eagerly await the arrival of the Oschter Haws, a rabbit who delighted children on Easter morning by laying colored eggs in nests. This was also the first known time that the rabbit and egg were iconoclastically linked together.
The German tradition of the Oschter Haws migrated to America in the 1800s, likely accompanying German immigrants, many of whom settled in Pennsylvania. Over the past 200 years, the Oschter Haws or Easter Bunny has become the most commercially recognized symbol of Easter.

Today American children squeal with delight when they see the bunny-whether he's headlining their neighborhood Easter egg hunt or greeting visitors at the local mall. The Easter bunny and his ubiquitous basket of eggs has surely become the most adored and recognized symbol of the Easter season.

7 kommentarer:

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" sa...

OMG! What a fantacy, what an energy...I'll stop by on Monday to have a look...

Jenny sa...

Underbart ägg!
Ha en mysig påskhelg!
Kram
Jenny

STRIKKEMOR(O) sa...

Så flotte snøskulpturar!! Desse vekker nok oppsikt i bygda. Det var nesten fristande å ta ein liten køyretur! Som du ser på bloggen min, likar eg godt påskeharar eg og!

STRIKKEMOR(O) sa...

Gløymde å ønske deg ei fortsatt fin påske! Vi kosar oss heime vi og!

Karna sa...

Påskeegget mitt er tomt for lenge siden...he,he.....fikk DVD i påskeegget også, og det har jeg glede av litt lenger for å si det slik...er helt håpløs når det gjelder sjokolade!

Jeg bruker vannbasert listemaling, anbefales. Er ikke glad i oljemaling....

Husflidstausa sa...

Ser dokke har hatt ei festlig påske! Har ikkje meir moro enn ein lagar sjølve.

Emmeline sa...

Halloen Juliann:) Her har jeg sittet og kost meg med de flotte påskesnøfigurene som the bride and the brom (?) har laget:) KNALLKULE.
Blir litt nysgjerrige på disse to undommene, er de nygifte--eller skal de gifte seg snart??
Er det lille frøken Amerika med amerikans kjæreste det snakkes om`??
Skjønner at jeg tydeligvis har gått glipp av litt av hvert her i det siste...IKKE BRA!!
God ide med vann og maling i sprayflaske forresten, UTROLIG GØYT og inspirerende, Mulig en god plan for morgendagen her hos oss. Tror jeg må vise bildene til ungene...Da får jeg en rolig dag innendørs mens de kan styre på utenfor hehehe! Ha en fortsatt god søndagskveld:)