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DYING EATER EGGS NATURALLY!

This diy comes from www.momtastic.com .  With everyone worrying about what is in certain food especially the dyes.  It seems practical to use all natural ways of dying your eggs this easter.






Skip the Easter egg dyes that are lining the store shelves this time of year. You probably have a lot of items in your fridge already to dye eggs beautifully and naturally. It's a lot of fun to experiment with different types of colorful vegetables or fruits. In this case we used red cabbage (which actually turned the eggs bright blue) and beets.



Supplies: Eggs ( I used brown and white for color comparision) Red cabbags Cooked beets Vinegar Water and a potInstructions: First cover eggs with water in a pot on the stove





After putting the eggs and water in, fill it up with red cabbage, place the lid on and boil for about 10-15 minutes



Remove eggs from pot, but reserve the liquid. Don't be alarmed if the eggs aren't soaking up color yet.




Let the liquid cool for a little and the…

EASTER CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD!

Easter is a special event celebrated by Christians. It is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Easter is celebrated in many countries all over the world, however not all traditions are the same.








America and Canada

    In America and Canada, Easter is pretty much celebrated the same. Decorated eggs are hunted for or exchanged as well as other gifts they may include money and chocolates. Easter baskets and bonnets are made and decorated, then entered into contests.
    The Easter bunny is very popular in both countries. Stores line their shelves with stuffed bunnies to give as gifts as well as chocolate, decorations and gifts for the Easter holiday.








Germany

    In Germany, Eater is called Ostern. Besides Christmas, Easter is the most important holiday in Germany. Spring cleaning is done in the household, decorations are brought in and hung up. Small Easter trees are brought int o the home as well and decorated with eggs.
    Parents hide Easter baskets with small presen…

THE ORIGINS OF THE EASTER EGG HUNT!

For Christians across the world Easter is a sacred day that marks Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. But alongside celebratory church services and religious festivities, for Christians and non-Christians alike, Easter has also become a day to enjoy Easter chocolate and candy, family fun and of course an Easter egg hunt. From coast to coast, families across America enjoy the thrill of hiding and then hunting for Easter gifts tucked away in the house or somewhere in the yard.








    But where did the tradition start?? And why is it that Easter is celebrated with an egg hunt? To understand why the Easter egg hunt became such an important part of the Easter tradition, we have to begin by considering why eggs became associated with the holiday in the first place. And surprisingly enough it's our pre-Christian past that holds the key.
    Long before Christianity, as long as three thousand years ago, the ancient Zoracstrians in Iran celebrated Nowruz, the spring equ…

THE HISTORY OF THE EASTER BUNNY!!

Children look forward to Spring and the arrival of the Easter bunny. Easter signifies the warm weather is coming, is the first big holiday since Christmas and who doesn't like jelly beans and chocolate bunnies? There are sever theories and legends around where the tradition of the Easter bunny began and how colored eggs became a part of it.
Once theory, according to Wikipedia, is that the Easter bunny or "Osterhause" as it is called in German, first originated in Western German cultures where it had traveled from the Upper Rhineland during the Holy Roman Empire. German children would leave their caps and bonnets out where the rabbit could find them and make a nest to leave brightly colored eggs. This tradition crossed the seas to the American colonies, where all children picked up the custom and started to observe it. The bright colored "Easter grass" we see in baskets today is a throw back to this custom.






    Since birds lay eggs in the Spring and …