Spring, already being my favorite, brings two holidays that weren't highly celebrated in my family as a child. Now that Zea is in my life, we are deciding how to introduce her to life as she will know it.
We were fortunate enough to celebrate both Easter and Passover this year. Easter was done traditionally with a special presentation of Christ's death and resurrection from the perspective of a centurion. And we all know that Easter brings beautiful dresses. Zealand was privy to this tradition. Our very own Lalita gifted her a magnificent dress. (and we all know how Mommy loves pretty dresses) Church was followed by family dinner/birthday celebration with Yaya and Gramps.
Then came Passover. HD and I are true admirers of Jewish culture. It is so rich with ritual and meaning. Messianic Jews have tied the traditions of Passover to Jesus, our Passover lamb. Each portion of the program teaches children of the first Passover and Jesus' sacrifice. Were were blessed to share the Seder and Feast with friends of ours. Enjoy the holiday pics!
Traditional Seder Plate (vegan style)
Zealand participating in ritual hand washing