5/02/2005

Easter

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Easter

***** Location: Christian Communities
***** Season: Late Spring
***** Category: Observance


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Explanation

fukkatsu-sai 復活祭り Easter
iisutaa イースター

is not very common in Japan, in contrast to Christmas, which has its definite place in Japanese seasonal events.


fukkatsusetsu, fukkatsu setsu 復活節(ふっかつせつ)
sugikoshi matsuri 渝越祭(すぎこしまつり)

iisutaa horidii イースターホリデー Easter holidays
iisutaa ririi イースターリリー Easter Lily

iisutaa eggu イースターエッグ Easter egg
sometamago 染卵(そめたまご)colored egg
.... irotamago, iro tamago 彩卵(いろたまご)

iisuta kaado イースターカード Easter greeting card

pasuka パスカ、pasuha パスハ、paaku パーク Pashka
Russian Easter cheese dessert.
"paskha" is pronounced as "pahs-hah" with the stress on the first syllable.



shiroki nichiyoobi 白き日曜日 (しろきにちようび)
White Sunday, one week after Easter, Dominica in albis

Weisser Sonntag
byakui no jujitsu 白衣の主日(びゃくいのしゅじつ)
hikui jujitsu 低い主日(ひくいしゅじつ)"small Easter"
byakui no doyoobi 白衣の土曜日(びゃくいのどようび)
White Saturday / Weisser Samstag


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April 3, 1988 file photo.
(© AP Photo/Vatican, Arturo Mari)

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Easter is a festival of overwhelming joy. The joy that celebrates life. Or, rather, the victory of life over death. But does it have any historic background. Did life really overcame death? Most important, why Jesus is so remembered on Easter? And why those funny stuffs like eggs, and bunnies came to be mixed up with those ideas? Also who brought all those customs on the soil of America?

To know read on the following :
#1. Easter history
#2. roots of Easter in America
#3. the story of Resurrection
#4. Easter in other parts of the world
#5. Journey thru The holy Week
#6. History and Origin Of Easter Icons !


http://www.theholidayspot.com/easter/history/index.htm

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Easter Recipes and Crafts
Easter Clipart - Bunnies and Baskets
Have Some Fun With Easter Eggs

A lot more is here:
http://homeparents.about.com/od/eastercrafts/

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Worldwide use

Denmark

påske = Easter
The "å" is a letter used in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. It's pronounced a bit like the "o" in more. Untill 1955 it was written "aa" though its history can be traced back to the 1300's.

Just like Christmas Easter goods start showing up in the shops in Denmark a month or so early. And it's usually Easter eggs and rabbits etc. made from chocolate. Like in so many other Christian cultures eggs are eaten at the traditional Påskefrokoster (Easter lunches) along with fish and lamb.

It's a holiday with a steadily decreasing/meaning/content/significance as Christianity (the "official" religion - you can be a priest in "our" church without believing in God, The Virgin Birth etc. (?!!!) really doesn't matter much to people under 50. An average Dane probably wouldn't know what Easter is about - let alone Pentecost - besides it meaning a few days off work and a couple of lunches with the opportunity to get drunk ...


påskeæg
det evige lys kommer
med chokolade

easter egg
the eternal light comes
with chocolate


- Shared by Johannes S. H. Bjerg
Joys of Japan, 2012


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Germany

Ostern
Children go looking for the easter eggs that parents and the ominous Easter Bunny (Osterhase) have hidden in the garden. This is one of my fodest Easter Memories.
Also we have this saying:

Wenn die Nonnen
Eier suchen in den Klostern,
DANN
ist Ostern.

Gabi Greve

Der Osterhase The Easter Bunny
ist heute als österlicher Eierbringer bekannt. Erste Belege für den Osterhasen aus dem Jahre 1678 sind von Georg Franck von Franckenau, einem Medizinprofessor aus Heidelberg überliefert. Vor über dreihundert Jahren ist der Brauch im Elsaß, in der Pfalz und am Oberrhein entstanden. Die Verbindung zwischen Ostern und Osterhase kann auf verschiedene Arten erklärt werden.

This story and the related customs started in the year 1678 in Heidelberg, Germany.
http://www.german-easter-holiday.com/osterbrauch/osterhase-osterhasen/

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Hungary

Hungarians girls dressed in their Sunday best run away as boys try to pour water on them during traditional Easter celebrations in Holloko, March 27, 2005. Locals from the World Heritage village of Holloko, northeast Hungary, celebrated Easter with the traditional 'watering of the girls,' a fertility ritual rooted in Hungarian tribes' pre-Christian past, going at least as far back as the second century after Christ.



REUTERS/ © Laszlo Balog
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050327/ids_photos_en/r269529590.jpg


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India

sunrise service
Easter lilies abound
among the graves

Easter vigil
incense wafts into
the wooden reredos


Angelee Deodhar


sunrise service is a worship service on Easter practised by many Protestantchurches, replacing the traditional, ancient Easter Vigil preserved by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches.
The service takes place outdoors, sometimes in a park, and the attenders are seated on outdoor chairs or benches.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


The rubrics of the Missale Romanum remind us that this “mother of all vigils” is the “greatest and most noble of all solemnities and it is to be unique in every single Church” (Missale Romanum, “Rubrics for the Easter Vigil” (EV), no.2). On this holy night, the Church keeps watch, celebrating the resurrection of Christ in the sacraments and awaiting his return in glory. Ilhe Vigil, by its very nature, “ought to take place at night” (EV, no. 3). It is not begun before nightfall1and should end before daybreak on Easter Sunday. The celebration of the Easter Vigil takes the place of the Office of Readings (EV, no. 5).
source : www.usccb.org

A reredos or raredos is an altarpiece, or a screen or decoration behind thealtar in a church, usually depicting religious iconography or images.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


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Japan

DECORATIVE FOOD ART FROM JAPAN FOR EASTER:







Bunny sushi

- Shared by Hayato Tokugawa
Joys of Japan, 2012


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Kenya

Much associated with spring time in the Northern hemisphere -- and with the start of the long rains in Kenya. I remember one year, when drought had reigned for a long time, with not a drop of out-of-season rain... as I walked to church for the Good Friday Service, under a blue and cloudless sky, the first drop of rain fell, seemingly out of nowhere...ン and another, and another, each heavier than the last... before I had walked another 100 metres, I had to run from the downpour... arrived in the church building wet! That was a real blessing.

Isabelle Prondzynski


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Poland



... in the Roman Catholic Church in Poland, the so-called święconka, i.e. blessing of decorative baskets with a sampling of Easter eggs and other symbolic foods, is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions on Holy Saturday.

Polish pisanka (plural pisanki) is a common name for an egg (usually that of a chicken, although goose or duck eggs are also used) ornamented using various techniques. Originating as a pagan tradition, pisanki were absorbed by Christianity to become the traditional Easter egg. Pisanki are now considered to symbolise the revival of nature and the hope that Christians gain from faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

There are various types of pisanki, based on the technique and preparation used:
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


egg moon...
we wait
for sunrise


- Shared by Pat Geyer -
Haiku Culture Magazine, 2013



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USA

My Easter memories are of new clothes. The children were given new spring clothes for Easter. It was a Canadian custom, although I'm sure not everyone could do it. Most of my friends did receive new clothes. That and an Easter egg hunt of course...and Easter bonnets..special hats worn to Church. Certainly everyone decked out their children extra special on Easter Sunday. And we boiled many eggs to die in pastel colors. Now, we are more apt to hide plastic eggs filled with chocolates.

Carole MacRury

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Russia

In Russia it is an old tradition to boil eggs in onion peel in order to color them for Easter.
When the eggs are colored and chilled adversaries pick their eggs and hit them against each other. The goal is to break the shell of your opponents egg without breaking your own. If you succeed you can make a wish.

egg fight
your wish
under my shell


Natalia Rudychev

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Things found on the way





An ecclesiastical full moon is formally the 14th day of the ecclesiastical lunar month (an ecclesiastical moon) in an ecclesiastical lunar calendar.

The ecclesiastical Full Moon is defined to occur on a particular date and festivals related to it use the same date in their own local time zone. In the case of choosing a date on which to celebrate Easter, church groupings use a set of tables to define the date of the Paschal Full Moon (an ecclesiastical Full Moon) and thus the Sunday following it which is celebrated as Easter.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


ecclesiastical Full Moon
white lilies glow whiter
around the grotto


Angelee Deodhar
India, Spring 2013


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HAIKU


queen of the night -
star in the window
on Good Friday


Alex Serban, Romania


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Good Friday night
under a table the boy
eating Easter eggs


Chen-ou Liu, Canada

Kigo Hotline, 2011

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easter monday picnic
the reformed nailbiter
eats ladyfingers

susan delphine delaney md plano, texas, usa

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Easter service -
a bee buzzes among
the new bonnets


Easter egg hunt -
a crow pecks at
a plastic egg

Carole MacRury

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Mir ist zu Ostern auch ein Haiku "zugefallen":
This is a haiku that came to me at Easter:

Frühlingsmorgenlicht
englische Suite von Bach
blauer Veilchenduft

spring morning light
suite music of Bach
blue scent of violets
(Tr. Gabi Greve)

blaettchen
http://www.seniorentreff.de/diskussion/archiv4/a109.html

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colorful eggs
on my monitor -
paper on the screeen


Gabi Greve, 2006
. Look at the Washi Eggs, Japanese Paper Eggs .


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Easter Sunday
(also Resurrection Day or Resurrection Sunday)



April rain
after the resurrection
bounty


kenneth daniels
2010 (Guyana )



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easter eggs -
my Daruma smiles
on each one

Daruma smiles -
East meets West
on Easter eggs


CLICK for more detailed photos of this set


Painted by the kids of our local village school in Ohaga.


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a torching procession
slowly asncending the hill -
blazing prayer

finally at Golgotha -
everyone shields his
flame with his hand

silents bells -
the boys' wooden clappers
summon us to Mass

Exsultet...
a candle illluminates
the singer's voice

Easter bonfire...
in front of the church, a flame
burns in every hearth

Easter eggs -
smiling children with
colored facesd


- Shared by Tomislav Maretic -
Haiku Culture Magazine, 2013




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Related words

***** Easter Bunny, Easter Eggs, Easter Egg Hunt,
Easter Basket, Easter Day



http://www.adventurepostoffice.com/cards/easter/ebasket-l.gif

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The season of Lent is a 40-day period of fasting and prayer, which leads up to the great feast of Christ's resurrection, Easter, in the Christian calendar.
. shishunsetsu 四旬節 (しじゅんせつ) lent  
Passionszeit, Fastenzeit



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Palm Sunday--
I make a rope out of
three leaves


Catherine
Kenya,2010


. Palm Sunday in Kenya .  


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snowy morning -
carrying an olive twig
toward the church

cornel branches
strolling on the paths -
a village church

early morning -
ablution in wildflowers before
Palm Sunday Mass


The custom in some part of Croatia and Bosnia&Herzegovina is to wash up the face early morning before Palm Sunday Mass.

- Shared by Tomislav Maretic -
Haiku Culture Magazine, 2013




chill Palm Sunday-
a gust of wind
raises a dead leaf


Eugen Posa, Romania



Palm Sunday
the callouses on my palms
after I mop the floor


Ella Wagemakers



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Pentecost (Pfingsten) and more

. Christian Celebrations in Japanese Kigo  


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10 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

colorful eggs
on my monitor -
paper on the screeen


. Look at the Washi Eggs, Japanese Paper Eggs .

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Bill said...

Easter Sunday
not knowing the creed
by heart

Bill Kenney

http://haiku-usa.blogspot.com

Gabi Greve said...

Here is Njoroge's story from Nairobi, Kenya, 2007

I have always prayed and desired to reach out to the street kids with the gospel of Christ. To impact their very life with the Love of Christ.

Walking in the street I have never failed to spot them and quietly make a prayer. I have talked with them where possible and thrown one or two challenges to them. I have always grown to love this beautiful creation of God.

This Easter, we went for a retreat in one of the gardens in the city.
The site of many trees and which are so natural caught my heart. In the church I am doing an expository preaching on the book of
Nehemiah. I have put a lot of emphases on the broken walls in our
society.
I have given examples of the many social ills taking place in the urban set up. As I walked in this forest or so to say, stopping now and then to admire the trees and read the tags hanged on the tree, I could picture the God intended creation. Despite the climate it was evergreen, no pollution of the sound or air pollution could be discerned.

With this the urge to rebuild our community boiled more in my heart. I have seen areas where trees have been cut down and I could not stop to admire those people who have given all they can to ensure this particular recreation facility remains whole.
I thought of Wangari Mathaai and I saw a Nehemiah of “nature” always
rebuilding the ruins. I thought of the youth and I made a short prayer “make me a Nehemiah to the youth oh Lord”.

As the clouds gathered up, it was time to go back home. The resurrection of Christ had a bigger meaning in my heart. It was time for rebuilding or better it was time to go back to Jerusalem and inspect the walls, evaluate and plan ahead.

As I walked in the city center, I noted that there were not many people in the streets. Left with about 100 meters to pick the bus for the final part of my journey home, some hands were in my pockets, before I realized what
was happening my phone had gone.

Three big street boys had human
waste in their hands as their weapons. I was defenseless as they
warned me not to make any alarm. I saw other people watching from a
distance. The condition of the walls was now a reality, an experience.

Those that I loved to share love of Christ with had destroyed my
Easter or I thought so. I watched as they walked away with my only
phone, I have always treasured it. I stood watching helplessly, but
one thing was true in my heart; I loved them the more.

My message to you all is this who shall rebuild the walls, the walls
of our society. Christ died to rebuild the walls of the creation.

Christ rose --
rebuilding the walls
of creation

By Antony Njoroge

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kenyasaijiki/

Gabi Greve said...

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Easter Bonnet

Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

anonymous said...

The Burial of Jesus

http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyotravel/tokyojapantravel/3523/tokyojapantravelinc.htm

Jesus in Japan

Mary King hunts down the Messiah in the small village of Herai in the wilds of northern Japan.

Church bells will ring out louder this year as millions of Christians across the world join in songs of praise for Jesus Christ's 2000th birthday. While most turn their thoughts to Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem, few know of the important role some claim Japan played in the life of Christ.

There are probably very few Christians who have even heard of the small village of Herai that lies tucked away in the northern reaches of Aomori Prefecture, but some here maintain this to be the place where Jesus settled, married and died at the ripe old age of 106. Although it's commonly held that Jesus grew up as a carpenter in the Galilee town of Nazareth, according to the legend of Herai, or Shingo as it's now known, the 11 "missing years" of Christ's life not accounted for in the New Testament of the Bible were spent in Japan.

According to the local legend, Christ first came to Japan, aged 21, during the reign of the 11th emperor, Suinin, and landed at the port of Hashidate on the Japan Sea coast. Apparently, he settled in Etchu province where, under the tutelage of a great master, he studied Japanese language, literature and various other subjects.

The Legend of Daitenku Taro Jurai (Daitenku Taro Jurai was the name Christ is said to have later taken) claims that at the end of his 11-year stay, Christ returned to Judea, aged 33, where he taught about the "sacred land" of Japan. But, unfortunately, "Christ's teachings about Japan were considered too radical," and he was condemned to death.

http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyotravel/tokyojapantravel/3523/tokyojapantravelinc.htm

kigo hotline said...

Holy Week Haiku
by Willie, Philippines
Kigo Hotline

Kigo Hotline said...

Holy Week Haiku 2009
by Ella Wagemakers
Kigo Hotline

Anonymous said...

or the Easter
mother is cooking the eggs
in onion peel children japan

Tatjana Debeljacki

Gabi Greve said...

Bos Tsip -

Palm Sunday...
"Take Me Out of the Dark"
playing on air


Joys of Japan

Gabi Greve said...

Pat Geyer -

fronds brush the way
for the King of Peace...
Palm Sunday

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