Local Heart, Global Soul

April 1, 2016

I’ve Seen The Easter Bunny In Person!

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

At the home that my Mother-in-law has been in recently, the staff take a lot of effort to make life for the long and short term residents as happy as possible.

They celebrate various religious events, Christian, Muslim and Hindustani amongst others, so when we visited before and after the Easter weekend there were Easter decorations up in abundance, and yesterday when we went there was an event arranged to celebrate Holi (the Festival of Colours) which is the Hindi celebration of the arrival of Spring.

Instead of throwing around coloured powders though, they opted for a selection of traditional foods amidst colourful flags. Most of the Easter celebration decorations were based on the tradition of eggs… and the very Dutch (and some other European countries) tradition of decorating willow branches and pieces of twigs taken inside with little plastic decorated eggs.

I even heard that some places in Germany put real eggs in trees outside! The rest of the decorations in the main hall at least, centred more around the theme of the Easter Bunny, chickens, chicks, eggs and such, rather than the biblical cross (which I assume was kept more for the Chapel since this is a multi faith establishment). Hung high in the air over the main hall was a giant Easter Bunny, and the other bunnies around the hall ranged from realistic to whimsical. The most important thing though was that the residents appeared to deight in them and they certainly generated a lot of smiles.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

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