Monday, April 09, 2012
Fast, pray, feast

More than ten thousand eggs were dropped from a helicopter, an Amish farmer’s market prepared for a feast, and a city’s streets were decorated with flowers.

 

Yes, it sounds like Easter.

 

Regardless of whether people fast, pray or repent during the 40 days of Lent, Easter is celebrated with grandeur, without compromise, by thousands across the globe.

 

While Easter, a day renowned for colorful eggs, treasure hunts and chocolate bunnies, is a Christian holiday, it is celebrated in many different ways by both Christians and non-Christians alike.

 

iReporter Joel Graham, shot this picture of the Easter Parade on New York City’s 5th Avenue. Graham says people posed in their colorful costumes, the mood was festive and the weather was perfect.

 

 

Rachel Cauvin, a regular attendee of the New York City parade, describes the event as more of a stroll where people show off their fashionable attire. Women wearing extravagant hats bring back what the parade used to be all about.

 

 

 

 

Easter is incomplete without a dose of colorful eggs. Inga Lukaviciute, of Washington, D.C., was inspired by a Lithuanian tradition to create these decorated eggs. She first used melted wax to make designs on the eggs and then dyed them in different colors – similar to the process of making a traditional Indonesian material called Batik.

 

 

And, an exclusive with a real-life Easter Bunny is the cherry on top of the cake. iReporter Mike Stouffer’s 9-year-old granddaughter, Cinneidi, was able to interview Trista Dolphin about her charity, Bunny Hop. Bunny Hop has been providing children in hospitals and shelters with Easter baskets filled with toys, candies and goodies for four years. This year, Dolphin’s goal is to make 600 baskets.

 

If you celebrated Easter, we hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Thanks to everyone who shared their photos, videos and stories from their celebrations!

3 Comments
April 11, 2012
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Wonderful, colourful and amazing events. Rich country can afford to celebrate that kind of extravagant event.

April 15, 2012
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Wonderful!

May 4, 2012
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great photos, feels like really being there!

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