You may or may not be surprised. But I nominate Hawaii for the best place to spend Easter, particularly Easter Sunday. Most striking are the Easter services, held on many beaches in Hawaii, including Waikiki Ala Moana, and Kaanapali. The minister and the congregation enter the ocean for some or all of the ceremony, and release leis into the water for their departed loved ones.
Second, everywhere you go, people are celebrating Easter in some fashion. All of the stores and restaurants are decorated, and give Easter candy to children and adults. The Easter spirit is everywhere. Easter ham is represented by Spam musubi!!! Even the Easter bunny is wearing a lei.
Third, all of the families are gathering for their traditional Sunday picnics and luaus. Every beach, park, and public place is filled with people celebrating Easter. The children are playing games, the adults are fishing and napping. But everyone is together.
So, I nominate the Easter aloha spirit as number one!
BTW, over 16 billion, B as in Billion, jelly beans will be sold for Easter. Guess the number one flavor? Or number 2?
Usually Easter eggs symbolize fertility but in orthodox Christianity they also symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus.
Historically, egg dyes were made of natural substances such as onion peel, tree bark, flowers and juices.
The chocolate Easter egg began in Europe, in the 19th century, and has been adopted world wide since.
Almost 89% of Americans eat the ears first, when eating a chocolate bunny.
The White House Easter Egg Roll began in 1878. Our dear friends in Virginia have been able to take their children to this great event.
Over 700 million peeps are sold every Easter. No word on favorites or color. It only takes 6 minutes to make a peep.
Number one is Buttered popcorn
Number two is Black licorice
Now for my annual Easter/April Fool’s prank: My friend Barry the V and I are co-starring in a movie about his life.