Easter is on it’s way and along with it comes the tradition of giving Easter eggs and of course an Easter egg hunt. This Easter, we are holding an Easter egg hunt here in Bromley, and not only an Easter egg hunt but also a very special Easter Sunday lunch. So, if you are having friends or family over let us do all the hard work for you, no cooking no washing up but all the time in the world to enjoy a wonderful Easter Sunday lunch…just sit back and relax with a glass of something chilled and the anticipation of the feast ahead. All you have to do is give us a call or e-mail us to make a reservation here at our beautiful hotel in Bromley.
By the by, do you know the origins of an Eaters egg hunt? Well, according to legend, the Easter Bunny, also called the Easter Hare and the Spring Bunny, brings baskets filled with coloured eggs, sweets, and sometimes toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter, in much the same way as Father Christmas is said to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. The Easter Bunny will either put the baskets in a particular place or hide them somewhere in the house or garden for the children to find when they wake up in the morning. So there you have it, that’s the tradition of the Easter egg hunt.
It’s also said that coloured Easter eggs may have derived from a pagan belief which saw eggs as a representation of the sun.
Of course Easter has become a little commercialised. Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts, chocolate Easter eggs and other assorted sweet treats are all part of the commercial aspect of Easter. The chocolate Easter egg in particular is something that many adults as well as children look forward to indulging in around Easter time. It’s a perfect excuse to eat chocolate…if you need one that is!
But what about the Easter bunny…we can’t overlook him! The legend of the Easter Bunny bringing eggs appears to have been brought to the United States by settlers from south western Germany. The German tradition of the Easter Bunny or “Oschter Haws” migrated to America in the 1800s, probably accompanying German immigrants, many of whom settled in Pennsylvania. Over the past 200 years, the Easter Bunny has become the most commercially recognized symbol of Easter.
Come along and join in the fun here, we very much look forward to seeing you.