Easter Sunday, also known as Resurrection Sunday and also called Paschal Sunday, Pascha (Greek, Latin) is a joyous festival to honor the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the Bible New Testament as having occurred in the third day of His burial after crucifixion by the Romans. It is the culmination of the Passion Week of Jesus, preceded by lent (or Greater lent), a forty-days period of fasting, praying and penance.
Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as “Holy Week” or “Passion Week”. It contains the deep of the Easter Triduum, which includes Maundy Thursday commemorating Maundy and the Last Supper, as well as Good Friday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
In Western Christianity, Eastertide begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks ending on the fiftieth day, Pentecost Sunday.
In Eastern Christianity, the season of Paschal begins on Paschal and ends on the fortieth day, the feast of the Ascension.
Easter is also linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as its position in the Calendar. Easter customs vary across the Christian world and include church services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, decorating the church with flowers, and decorating Easter eggs ( symbols of the empty tomb). The Easter lily a symbol of the resurrection traditionally decorates the altar area of churches on this day and for the rest of Eastertide.
Additional customs and tradition and symbols have become associated with Easter and are observed by both Christian and some non- Christians include egg- hunting, Easter bunnies, and Easter parades. The religious origin of Easter finds representation in Christian imagery, while the familiar brightly colored eggs and hopping bunnies that have become so popular in the secular world comes to us from the Spring festival of Western antiquity with the familiar eggs and bunnies all symbols representing fertility, new life, and rebirth. Spring flowers have always represented fertility, abundance, and renewal, Easter is a joyous holiday observed in the Spring season to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the new life springing from the earth. After a long winter, Easter reminds that once again green leaves will grow from trees, the sun will come out and flowers will pop out of the ground to fill a bleak world with yellow, white, pink, purple, and more. With their soft, delicate petals and sprouting young buds, its no wonder Easter flowers are also fitting emblems at this time of the year. Flowers are a perfect way to add warmth radiance and feelings of cheer and meaning to any celebration. Pastel and aromatic Easter flowers are calming, the pure scent like the gentle sound of a baby’s giggles. They awaken the senses and adorn and enliven the home suffusing it with new life the symbols of new beginnings.
Easter flowers are often a central theme to religious celebration, but are also part of secular Easter festivities. So choosing colorful and fragrant Easter flowers is the best way to fill a space with symbolism and meaning of Easter.
Easter floral arrangements are the perfect gifts to share the joys of the season. Use fresh beautiful flowers to make your floral bouquets, centerpieces, sprays, gift baskets and conceivable creations. You may choose the traditional flowers in making arrangements overflowing with the colors of Spring including white, pink, yellow fragrant lilies to mixed roses, to yellow tulips, purple daisies and irises. On the other hand you can enrich your presentation with vibrant and bright tropical flowers in dramatically modern floral designs.
Tropical flowers give an exotic air of paradise. Make your bouquets with the exotic appeal of Bird of Paradise, Heliconias, Calla lilies, Easter lilies, Anthuri, um’s, Orchids, Gerbera Daisies , Sunflowers, Carnations, Costus. The absolutely unique look and bright colors make gorgeous creations that make heads turn. With their long life, are preferable for our hot tropical and sometimes humid weather.
Easters Baskets: Share the joy of Easter with gift baskets made from woven baskets filled with colorful floral bouquets, Easter presents and yummy gourmet treats for loved ones and friends. Add a teddy bear, bunny, Easter eggs, or balloon to make it one of a kind gift.
If you love cooking and love to host dinners and entertain, you may choose to brighten, your tropical table with a floral pineapple centerpieces creation which is so easy and fun to make, but extremely effective. All you will need is a pineapple, some floral foam, a knife, scissors and your selected flowers- chose a bright mix to compliment the tropical scheme and rosemary for foliage and fragrance. Cut the top of the pineapple and then using a spoon hollow out the bottom of the pineapple so you are left with an empty shell, this will create the base of your arrangement and act as a vase.
The floral pineapple, popped in the middle of your buffet table a party piece and you are ready to have that totally tropical party with plenty of sunshine, dancing and feasting on Easter fare; traditional specialties prepared for the celebration.
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