April 19th, 2006

Dragon b/w

Easter baking

Again, from The Scotsman:
WHAT is it about Christian festivities and the desire to stuff our faces with as much food as possible?

Take Christmas. It seems the day can't be fully enjoyed unless you're left in an almost comatose state on the sofa, your stomach close to bursting with turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pudding, and, of course, rich fruit cake.

Four months later we're at it again, this time with roast lamb or honey-glazed ham, new potatoes and spring vegetables - and, of course - Easter eggs.
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Mind you, the Pagans seem to have been just as ravenous. Apparently, Ancient Saxons would mark the start of spring with a festival for their goddess of fertility, Eastre, and so the early Christians related their celebrations of the Resurrection of Christ to this festival.

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