As we once again approach Easter, we are bound to ponder about the profound significance this has.
Easter is the time of Christ's resurrection corresponding to Passover and observed on the 1st full moon on or after March 21. Passover is also viewed with great respect by the Jewish community. It commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage and is held from the 14th to the 21st day of Nisan, the first month on their calendar.
Ever since childhood most of us have been familiar with certain customs accompanying Easter, like eating Easter buns with raisins and receiving Easter eggs made of sugar and chocolate. Eggs symbolize life and resurrection. Special bread of wheat and water only, matzos, have also been associated with the Passover. In South American, predominantly Catholic countries, Easter is celebrated in a joyful, colourful even raucous fashion while elsewhere it may be a more sedate, serious event. We even have an Easter flower, the yellow narcis. The symbolism, however, remains the same.
We wish you all a very special Easter and a relaxing time with friends and family.