Photo: Hither and Thither
Easter is the holiest day in the Christian calendar. It signals the resurrection of Christ from the dead — following his crucifixion. But I feel like the true significance of Easter is often lost. Like many other holidays, it has become a time of self-indulgence. So much of the focus around Easter goes to frivolous activities like buying pastel-colored outfits, planning easter egg hunts, and consuming a ton of candy.
According to the National Confectioner's Association, Easter is the second most candy-consuming holiday of the year — next to Halloween. Americans are expected to spend a record $18.4 billion this Easter!
As much as I like snacking on peeps, for me, Easter is a time for self-reflection. What does it mean to you?
Also, do you have any plans this weekend? my mom will be making her version of the feast of the seven fishes this Sunday— it's more like the feast of five fishes ;) Oh, and I'm making my spicy buttered shrimp. See the recipe, here.
And, some random links around the web...
What a reaction!
Jeffrey and Ina Garten are so stinkin' cute
The Christian history and development of Easter
No ladies, yogurt does not cure yeast infections! but according to this video, a clove of garlic might do the trick. Um, no thanks...
You're definitely not the only person googling World War III
I'm trying this easy Coachella-inspired braid updo this weekend
The 100 best snacks of all time! I ate #99 every day in junior high school. LOL!
A sweet moment between a father and daughter
One behavior separates the successful from the average
5 tips that make you better in bed, according to science