Easter Challenge #1 ...All challenges must be done in crown and sash!
Grab your crowns and sashes because we are Touring Easter. Due on or before April 12, 2020 by 7pm. 3 pics or 3 pics and video.
Use a template and do it on paper or use eggs. You should create an Easter Egg, A prized Easter Egg Design and find a creative way to display it... with you in crown and sash. That means, you not crown and sash laying by it, but, you physically in the pics. You may do a video explaining the process as if you are a brand ambassador for the product. Winners receive a certificate for framing. Use that imagination, creative side and show us something new. Is there an Easter egg history in your town or state? Let us know what it is. You still should
look like a princess or queen. You are our Brand Ambassador!
HISTORY: Easter, which takes place this on April 12 in 2020, usually occurs towards the beginning of spring, a season when plants bloom and animals give birth. Eggs in particular are a clear symbol of rebirth and fertility. So it may not seem surprising that Easter eggs are often associated with Easter, a holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It may also be no surprise they are sometimes referred to as “resurrection eggs.”
But when it comes to Easter eggs, evidence suggests that the obvious metaphor came after the association between the holiday and the item was already established.
The origin story of Easter eggs starts in Medieval Europe, but it may or may not have originated with Christians. According to some, the first Easter eggs actually belonged to a different religious tradition.
“Many scholars believe that Easter had its origins as an early Anglo-Saxon festival that celebrated the goddess Eastre, and the coming of spring, in a sense a resurrection of nature after winter,” Carole Levin, Professor of History and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, tells TIME
in an email. “Some Christian missionaries hoped that celebrating Christian holy days at the same times as pagan festivals would encourage conversion, especially if some of the symbols carried over. Eggs were part of the celebration of Eastre. Apparently eggs were eaten at the festival and also possibly buried in the ground to encourage fertility.”
An alternate Easter eggs story does stick with Christianity, but in that version the Eastern eggs may have been a matter of practicality. Back then, the rules for fasting during Lent were much stricter than they are today. Christians were not allowed to eat m
eat or any animal product — including cheese, milk, cream or eggs —so they hard-boiled the eggs their chickens would produce during that time, and stored them so they could distribute them later, according to Henry Kelly, a professor of medieval studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Because Lent ends in the lead-up to Easter, that “later” at which the eggs would be given out (often to the poor, who were unable to afford meat for their celebrations) would naturally happen right around the holiday.