An Idiot's Guide to Easter

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Lots of people have lots of questions about Easter, including, but not limited to:

What is the theological significance of getting so drunk with family on Easter? What is the origin story of Peeps? Why did those white patent-leather fancy church shoes of my Easter childhood have to hurt so fucking bad? I'm here to answer some of those questions.

What is Easter?
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ and his No. 1 wingman, the Easter Bunny.

If Easter is about the resurrection of a dude, where did this Easter Bunny come from?

The Easter Bunny visited Jesus in the cave Jesus got all resurrecty in, just after Jesus had taken his resurrection shower and brushed his resurrected teeth. EB gave JC three gifts: five dozen glitterbombed hard-boiled eggs that EB laid just for Jesus on the spot (symbolizing the Mork & Mindy-like egg pod that JC resurrected in); one package of Cadbury Creme Eggs, freshly dumped out by EB (a natural consequence of birthing that many eggs); and jelly beans (because Easter Bunny knows how to party. "OMJC, let's celebrate this reboot by getting jelly beans-hammered!" he saideth.)

Why do I have to force my toddler's brand new feet into white patent-leather shoes for Easter?
Easter dresses and white patent-leather shoes are traditional dress for young girls on Easter. For toddler boys, a ridiculously itchy sweater vest and black shoes (as long as they're uncomfortable) can be subbed for the dress. This tradition was created by God's Nana upon JC's resurrection, and it's absolutely necessary, because a large part of Easter is group photos of uncomfortable children.

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Sotiredofitall topcommenter

We are all pagans at heart - Easter Bunny is a rabbit-spirit symbol of fertility.  Romans believed that "All life comes from an egg." Christians consider eggs to be "the seed of life" and so they are symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.   Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Persia eggs were dyed for spring festivals.  

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

There should be a cat Easter Parade.  Miss U is dying to show off her new heels.



By history, many of our Christian and national festivals originated in Pagan festivals.Just look it up on the internet.   There are a ton of sources.

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