Saturday, April 3, 2010

when life looks like an Easter basket

This photograph of spring blossoms in Italy looks a lot like Eastertime here in Charlotte, North Carolina. In Italy, Easter may well be the most exalted holiday of the year, topping even Christmas. The somber observance of Holy Week is followed by joyous festivals and celebration. Roasted lamb, artichokes dove-shaped breads are commonly served at Easter dinner. Rather than chocolate bunnies, gorgeously decorated chocolate eggs are given. They are usually hollow with a treat inside. This is where many a bride-to-be has discovered an engagement ring. Pasqua means Easter in Italian.

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