Because this is Pasqua's FIRST EASTER EVER.
And for those readers unaware, his name means "Easter" in Italian. You may notice Easter gifts with the saying "Buona Pasqua" in your local Italian shops:
This is a very special week for us here. We are excited to be able to celebrate together.
We are doing well. I recently had my annual doctor visit, and I am happy to report that I am in tip top shape. Doctor gave me a clean bill of health. Another reason we are happy to celebrate together this year. This is my best profile shot, ever. Don't I look stunning? A picture of health right here:
As always, Pasqua is happy napping - certainly dreaming of cat nip flavored treats:
Little Pasqua Scheggiare is our special Easter gift this year. Easter is our mamma's favorite holiday. And, her favorite singer, back in 1992, sang a lyric about a cat named Easter, so she always had in in her mind to name a cat "Easter" one day.
In honor of his significance in our hearts, we share with you some of the many Easter symbols of our faith. Easter is the most significant holy day to us.
The Easter egg has a lot of symbolism - the Easter Egg Roll represents the rolling away of the boulder in front of Jesus' tomb. While the egg itself, represents new life, or Jesus' empty tomb. Interesting note: original Lenten observations included eggs and other dairy products as forbidden, so believers marked eggs to signify the end of the Lenten observation.
The white Easter lily symbolizes purity and honesty. Some believe, these were the flowers in in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus cried.
We all know that a butterfly emerging from her cocoon is a symbol of transformation, change, and hope. Did you know it is also an Easter symbol? The caterpillar stands for Jesus’ earthly life, the cocoon portrays His crucifixion/burial, and the butterfly represents His resurrection.
Isn't that interesting?
Lastly, how about the Easter bunny?
Remember a couple of years ago, mamma made Stray Cat and I wear Easter bunny ears? ma-says-she-loves-us-but-then-she-does-this post
Haha! She better not take those out this year - they are much too big for Pasqua!
Bunnies are an ancient symbol of fertility, new life, and the coming of spring. Even more interesting to note, the use of the Easter bunny goes all the way back to the 1700s, when German immigrants brought the Easter Rabbit with them to America. Back then, children made nests for the bunnies out of bonnets and hats, which eventually became the colorful baskets we now use today.
Even if you don't celebrate Easter, we hope you liked learning more about what we believe, and where the symbols of this significant holy day stemmed from.
So share with us, what is your favorite part of spring? We appreciate your comments and like reading them.
Purr & Paw,