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Feature Article ...

Easter is a time of springtime festivals. In Christian countries Easter is celebrated as the religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. But the celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that are pagan in origin and have nothing to do with Christianity
Scholars, accepting the derivation proposed by the 8th-century English scholar St. Bede, believe the name Easter is thought to come from the Scandinavian "Ostra" and the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre," both Goddesses of mythology signifying spring and fertility whose festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox

Traditions associated with the festival survive in the Easter rabbit, a symbol of fertility, and in colored easter eggs, originally painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring, and used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts.

The Christian celebration of Easter embodies a number of converging traditions with emphasis on the relation of Easter to the Jewish festival of Passover, or Pesach, from which is derived Pasch, another name used by Europeans for Easter. Passover is an important feast in the Jewish calendar which is celebrated for 8 days and commemorates the flight and freedom of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.

The early Christians, many of whom were of Jewish origin, were brought up in the Hebrew tradition and regarded Easter as a new feature of the Passover festival, a commemoration of the advent of the Messiah as foretold by the prophets.

Easter is observed by the churches of the West on the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or following the spring equinox (March 2I). So Easter became a "movable" feast which can occur as early as March 22 or as late as April 25.

Christian churches in the East which were closer to the birthplace of the new religion and in which old traditions were strong, observe Easter according to the date of the Passover festival.

Easter is at the end of the Lenten season, which covers a forty-six-day period that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends with Easter. The Lenten season itself comprises forty days, as the six Sundays in Lent are not actually a part of Lent. Sundays are considered a commemoration of Easter Sunday and have always been excluded from the Lenten fast. The Lenten season is a period of penitence in preparation for the highest festival of the church year, Easter.

Holy Week, the last week of Lent, begins its with the observance of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday takes its name from Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem where the crowds laid palms at his feet. Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, which was held the evening before the Crucifixion. Friday in Holy Week is the anniversary of the Crufixion, the day that Christ was crucified and died on the cross.

Holy week and the Lenten season end with Easter Sunday, the day of resurrection of Jesus Christ.


UNISUB WETSUITS delivery arrived in Sharm el Sheikh
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Two piece wetsuits
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Happy Mother's Day - 21st of March


"Happy Mother's Day" means more

"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.














What's on ...in Hurghada

MOKI FUN for Mother's & Kids

Come to play games and having fun!
In Kotta’s gymnastic studio opposite Marlin Inn

Monday's at 10.00h
For kids between 2-3 years

Thursday's at 10.00h
For kids between 3-4 years

For more information please contact one of us
Sandy 012 345 90 04 Sandra 012 465 63 89
Tanja 010 160 09 81



You will need:

  • Wiggly bunny Pattern ( click here )
  • scissors
  • pencils
  • oaktag
  • crayons
  • hole puncher
  • brass paper fasteners


1. Cut out wiggly bunny pattern.

2. Trace the pattern on oaktag and cut out. Make sure to cut out two arms and two legs. Turn over one arm piece and one leg piece so both arms and legs are alinged properly.

3. Use crayons to dray eyes, noses, mouths and inner-ear sections of the bunny.

4. Punch holes where indidated on the patterns. Use brass paper fastners to attach the ears to the top of the head and to attach the head, arms and legs to the body, as shown.

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