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Springtime Holidays

An egg, a basket filled with grass, a bunny, a lamb-what do they all have in common? They are symbolic representations of the time of year when life renews itself. The bunny and egg, while I have yet to figure out why the Easter bunny lays eggs, represent fertility. Spring is the time of birth for animals.  The lamb represents a sacrifice, and the grass, new growth.  Easter, and the Jewish holidays of Purim and Passover all take place within a few weeks of each others. They are all stories that out of hatred and oppression, new life and culture...

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