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    Happy Easter!

    Romania 2003 Easter Rabbit Stamp
    Romania 2003 Easter Rabbit Stamp

    Mairiuna and Jean-Claude are traveling today towards the beautiful French Touraine’s region to visit family, and I would like to wish, on their behalf and mine, to all our loyal readers, a very Happy Easter!

    The celebration of Easter is a worldwide celebration and involves many customs and traditions.

    It’s a time of joy, relaxation and celebration and also a very important day in the Church of Scotland.

    In many parts of the country huge fires used to be lit on Easter Saturday, a tradition that dates back to the pagan era when spring festivals were held at this time.

    That would explain why many postage stamps commemorating Easter, shows rabbits, hot crossed buns, eggs, jelly beans, while others depicts the religious aspect of the Christian celebration:  the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Savior.

    About 310 AD, Easter was being celebrated throughout Rome and Europe, while the American only began to celebrate Easter around 1870. 
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    Slovakia - Hungary - Easter stamps

    Slovakia - Hungary - Easter stamps

    Antigua-1973-Easter-Stamps

    Source: www.golowesstamps.com

    Planning to make authentic Scottish food recipes for your Easter Sunday menu? If so, you are kindly invited to share your ideas of recipes in the comments area below. I would love to know what plates will be served at your table! Here in the province of Quebec, it’s the traditional Turkey supper.  🙂 

    If your traditions and customs still includes a grace, below is a Scottish Grace that is well-known and written by Scotland’s famous Poet, Robert Burns  (a.k.a. Rabbie Burns )

    Great Britain 2009 Commemorative stamps - Robert Burns

     Selkirk Grace
    by Robert Burns

    Some hae meat and canna eat,
    And some wad eat that want it;
    But we hae meat, and we can eat,
    And sae the Lord be thankit.

     

    And to give you ideas for your Easter Party Table Theme, watch this short video. Very creative!

    Have a lovely time and do keep in mind that there’s no guilt to over eating this week-end. ;-)

    Talk soon,

    Janice

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