Sunday, April 12, 2009

Commercial Easter


Easter embodies many pre-christian traditions. The name probably comes from Eastre, the name of a goddess of spring and fertility. The tradition associated with this ancient festival survive in the Easter rabbit, a symbol of fertility and in colored eggs to represent the rebirth and the sunlight of spring. I like to think of Easter this way.
I hope you are having a good day!

13 comments:

Randy said...

Nice shot Valeria. Wishing you a happy day.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your title of "Commercial Easter" is right on the mark. I think most people would prefer a "traditional Easter" to a commercial Easter, just as they would for Christmas.

AmyR said...

I always find it interesting that pastel colors are so associated with Easter. It makes for colorful photographs. :)

nobu said...

I like this colourful photo.

Babzy said...

i wish you a happy Easter , Hope bells or Bunny will bring you a lot of chocolate !

martha said...

That is seriously colourful. I hope your Easter is more peaceful and filled with joy.

Hilda said...

I definitely prefer a more spiritual Easter, but this is fun too — especially for a big kid like me! Like, I'm mighty interested in that huge, green, be-ribboned egg :D

Happy Easter, Valeria!

Babooshka said...

Very interesting post about the origins, and yes it is far too commercial now.

Clueless in Boston said...

Personally, I like the symbolism of the chocolate easter eggs and bunnies for Easter.

PS, I finally got my D-Lux4 this past week and love it.

amatamari said...

Auguri!!!

:-)

joo said...

Lovely blog!!! Thanks for visiting mine:)

Ming the Merciless said...

Happy Easter, Valeria.

I ate some chocolates but not enough. I want more chocolate.

Lost in Sicily said...

I love this photo! This is so easter!!!

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