Easter, and then some...

On Casorso Hill about half way up, you'll find Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Cemetery.  I drive past it occasionally when I want a change of scenery on the way home from the east end of Kelowna.  Set in the heart of vineyards and orchards, it is a lovely spot to spend eternity.  Since it's Easter I thought I'd pop by this morning and take a photo to post here.  One thing I love about Easter is how many different religions come together at this time of year beginning with the pagan religions that celebrate the arrival of Spring at the Vernal Equinox.  Practitioners of the Baha'i faith end their nineteen day fast and celebrate their New Year on the Equinox.  The Jewish festival of Passover, falls on the first Full Moon following the Equinox, as does the Buddhist New Year. Good Friday and Easter Sunday are celebrated by Christians on the weekend following passover and Orthodox Christians celebrate a week later.  Hindus celebrate Vishu the second week of April and April 14th brings the Sikh New Year Festival of Vaisakhi.  

This is a mere drop in the bucket when it comes to festivities that take place at this special time of year.  However you choose to celebrate spring, rebirth and renewal, I wish you great enjoyment, the love of family and friends, and special memories to last a lifetime.


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