I learned today that there’s this thing called the Easter Bonnet which is associated with Easter (Duh!). See, I didn’t grow up participating in this tradition, so this was new to me.* I know about the egg hunt which is what everybody knows. But that’s about it. As for this bonnet thing, it required a bit of research. Here’s an excerpt from good ol’ Wikipedia,
The “Easter bonnet” was fixed in popular culture by Irving Berlin, whose frame of reference was the Easter parade in New York City, a festive walkabout that made its way down Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick’s Cathedral:
In your Easter bonnet
with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.
Enlightening! But as it turns out, the number of women who take part are dwindling. No feelings about it whatsoever. It just explains why I didn’t know about it. Hehe.
Here’s a sketch of random stuff including a bunny. So timely and too cute not to post! On a side note, painting flowers is proving to be quite a challenge for me. Arghhh! Must practice.
*In our country, Lent takes centre stage. I decided not to post about it because I’m no believer.