It’s Easter Sunday and a typical overcast grey day in London. Nevermind, I love Easter and the decorations in pastel colours and spring branches and the anticipation of the impending summer it brings with it.
Above picture: In Germany, Easter is as big as Christmas. On Easter Sunday, kids go on easter egg hunts where they find nests of chocolate eggs and bunnies nestled in the garden.
In the days leading up to Easter, you hard boil eggs and paint them in different colours.
Easter decorations at home: Spring branches decorated with eggs and bunnies.
The Easter bunnies go to London: Decorations in a shopping mall in Berlin, Germany.
The bunny as an Easter symbol has it’s origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500s. The first edible Easter bunnies were made in Germany during the early 1800s. German emigrants brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America in the 1700s.
And of course, they stop off in Paris too, where a blue Easter egg crowns the Eiffel Tower!
Easter decorations for the balcony: Willow pussy and forsythia branches in a huge milk bottle with the Easter rabbit lurking out.