NonReligous Celebrations of Easter Should be Done Essay

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NonReligous Celebrations of Easter Should be Done Away With



Non-Religious Celebrations of Easter Should be Done Away With
Have you ever sat back and thought about the different traditions that we celebrate in
America as well as all around the world? Some of these traditions may include holidays,
sporting events, and weddings. We celebrate certain traditions for religious reasons, for
memorial reasons, and just for the fact that what we are celebrating is a tradition, and
we wish to keep it that way. But some of the traditions that date back thousands of years
have been altered from their original meaning. Easter is a perfect example of one of the
traditions that has been altered to better suit our modern times. Originally, Easter was
the celebration of the ascension of Jesus’ soul from the cross, on which he died, into
Heaven. Today we have celebrations during Easter that include such things as a life-sized
bunny, hard-boiled eggs that are dyed various pastel colors, and baskets, all of which
have no religious significance. I think that the non-religious celebrations of Easter
should be done away with.

To begin with, the non-religious celebrations of Easter should be done away with because
they serve no relevance toward the original purpose of the tradition. Dyed eggs, bunnies,
baskets, and so on do not provide us with any reason to have a celebration. Today we
celebrate Easter by saying that there is an Easter bunny that will bring boys and girls
candy and gifts as long as the boys and girls are well behaved. There are also Easter Egg
hunts in which the “Easter Bunny” hides hard-boiled eggs that have been dyed various
pastel colors. The children are sent out to find the hidden eggs and collect them in
their Easter Baskets. We set out baskets with pastel-colored, fake grass in them on
Easter Eve so that the “Easter Bunny” can come fill them up with goodies while we sleep.
The only problem is that none of these previously stated activities serve any resemblance
toward the original religious celebration that began almost two thousand years ago. So,
for the fact that the celebrations of the Easter tradition have become more fantasy-based
than religious-based, non-religious Easter celebrations should be done away with.

Secondly, the non-religious celebrations of Easter today should be done away with because
they give children mislead understandings of the original reason for celebrating Easter.
Today children are lied to making them believe that there is a life-sized bunny that hops
all around the world to everyone’s house. The bunny delivers candy and presents and hides
dyed eggs for everyone all in one night. We are leading our children to believe that it
is possible for all of these previously stated events to happen, when it is completely
impossible for any of these things to occur. When the children grow up, they will find
out that a life-sized bunny that hops all around the world, stopping at every person’s
house and delivering gifts all in one night does not exist. The children then know that
they have been lied to all their lives, so the kids then feel that it is okay for them to
lie to others. But, Easter is an originally religious-based holiday that has nothing to
do with a bunny or eggs. And so, for the fact that non-religious celebrations of Easter
today give children a false understanding of Easter’s true resemblance, non-religious
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