Jump to content

Easter cointest


Recommended Posts

Are lucky Rabbits feet keychains really make from rabbits feet?


A rabbit's foot keychain is considered a symbol of luck, but some may consider it a little or unusually cruel. In order to receive the best luck from a rabbit's foot, it must be made from a real rabbit’s foot, and not just any foot will do. The foot considered lucky is the left hind foot, and the most “lucky” feet are those taken from rabbits caught or killed in a cemetery.


The full superstition regarding the luck of the rabbit's foot is quite complex, and suggests that the lucky rabbit's foot you can purchase cheaply may not do you any good. Not only must the rabbit's foot be obtained from a rabbit shot or caught in a cemetery, but many sources dictate specific times as to when the rabbit must be obtained.


Some sources suggests that only a rabbit captured during a full moon, new moon or on Friday the 13th will have a lucky left hind foot. Sadly some sources recommend cutting the foot off the rabbit when it’s still alive, which certainly constitutes animal cruelty and something PETA would protest. Others suggest the rabbit must be cross-eyed and must be killed by shooting it with a silver bullet.


Since there’s very little evidence that most modern rabbit's foot keychains attend to all these fine details, many people have turned to purchasing faux rabbit feet. This is certainly luckier for cross-eyed, cemetery-dwelling rabbits that just happen to encounter someone armed with a gun and silver bullets. Faux rabbit feet normally are covered with fake rabbit fur, and may be dyed in a variety of colors. To give the fake foot that dried bony feel, the internal structure is often made of latex.

Link to comment

Ok, now something about Easter food!!!


During the Holy Week, we are used to make cheese pies, small ones that have usually the shape of a small purse! We also make bisquits and cookies (sorry I do not know how to name them in English! In translation I found this word to describe them: shortbreads ) in a variety of shapes and ways of doing them! We have big ones, small ones, with sugar, without sugar.... The bisquits are called Koulourakia and have a lot of shapes, round, plait.... They are great with milk, coffee...


We also make buns! some have a red egg in the midlle, and we call them "avgoules" If you put in the bun a little mastic....It's.....delicious!!!


Something else that older women do, is "Lazarakia"! The name comes from Lazarus! These are something between a bisquit and a bun, it has strange shapes and itis for the children! It must have an egg in it too!

BTW, you can see the egg! It is only stuck with the dough in the bun!


My mother used to make Lazariakia in the shape of a snake or crockodile! for eyes she used cloves and she used to put the egg in the mouth of the creature!! She loved details so she was even making with a seasors the strange leather crockodiles have!!! :(


When we are ready to go to the church for the resurrection, my mother is taking in her bag, cheece pies and eggs, so they will be blessed! Old men!!! :D

After all that, and when you come back home, you have to bring the Holy flame that comes from the Holy Grave of Jesus in Jerusalem, to your house! in older times, people used to make a cross with the flame, a dark cross above their main door, for blessing! the first who will bring the flame, has to enter to the house with his right foot first, and make his cross with his fingers! Of course all that are from past years! Not many are following this anymore!


At night, we eat a special food, called mageiritsa! It is a green soup, with rice and intestins of the goat we will eat tomorrow!!! Do not freak! If you eat it, you will see why we are so crazy with this food and we like it!!!


I suppose you have too the strike against, eggs! all the family takes an egg and by saying Xristos Anesti, start striking each other eggs! the one who has the strongest (didn't break) egg, is the winner! He doesn't win anything! :D


On Sunday, Easter day, some are going to the church to hear the mass of love, in many languages!!!

Others start preperations for the lamp or goat!

In the main Greece, they use to put the whole poat in a skewer and then in coal fire! In islands, we make it different! we stuff the body of the goat with rice, tiny pieces of leaver, lots of spice, seed of pine cones if you have, and other things... and put it in the oven! In smaller islnds, and villages that people have old ovens that burn wood, they use to put the stuffed body of the goat, in special saucepan (?) made of clay, they close the oven and let the food for hours in a small fire!


You have to try all these to see how difficult is to write about them!!!

They are delicious!!!!!

Link to comment

All I Need to Learn about Life I learned from the Easter Bunny!


Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Walk softly and carry a big carrot.

Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.

There's no such thing as too much candy.

All work and no play can make you a basket case.

A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention.

Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.

Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.

Some body parts should be floppy.

Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans.

Good things come in small-sugarcoated packages.

The grass is greener in someone else's basket.

An Easter bonnet can cover the wildest hare.

To show your true colors you have to come out of the shell.

The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.

Link to comment

Nighttime Easter Egg Hunt. Give kids a flashlight and let them search for their Easter Eggs in the dark. PAAS Eggs-A-Glow decorating kit will make your Easter eggs glow in the dark, or use other PAAS egg decorating kits with reflective colors, like Speckled Eggs or Sparkling Glitter to make the eggs easier to find. (Turn the lights off, if you have this Easter egg hunt inside.)


Add-It-Up Easter Egg Hunt. Decorate some of your Easter eggs with numbers using Sparkling Glitter™, EGGspress Yourself stickers, or PAAS Color Snaps™. Add up the numbers on the eggs each child collects and the child with the biggest total wins a special prize (give out prizes for the other kids, too).


Other Easter Egg Games (Gotta be the best one)

Easter Egg Toss. You’ll need empty decorated Easter eggs (or uncooked eggs – with care!), one for each team of two playing the game. Instructions:


Pair up and stand about 15 feet apart from each other.

One person tosses the egg to their partner.

If they catch the egg and it doesn’t break, they move a few feet further apart and the partner tosses the egg back.

If an egg breaks, then the pair is out of the game.

Each team keeps moving further and further apart until all eggs are broken.

The last team left with an unbroken egg is the winning team.


Easter Egg Roll. You will need decorated Easter eggs, a wide patch of grass

(preferably with a gentle slope), big spoons and "start" and "finish" lines.

Hint: Divide races up by age groups to make it more fun for smaller children.


Instructions: Each player gets a decorated Easter egg and a spoon.

Place the egg on the grass in front of you and position your spoon behind it.

When they say “go,” use the spoon to move your egg down the grass towards the finish line.

The winner is the first person to cross the finish line with their egg.


Capture the Egg. You play this game like Capture the Flag – the object is to collect the other team’s eggs without being touched. All you’ll need is decorated Easter Eggs and as many players you can get!


Instructions:Divide your group into two teams and select a “territory.”

Place your decorated Easter eggs on the ground in the territories (use the same number for each group, or divide into “Kids” against “Grown-ups” and hide many more eggs in the kids’ territory for the grown-ups to capture).

If a player is tagged by the other team they must freeze—standing where they are until they’re freed by a touch from one of their own players.


Easter Egg Relay Race. You’ll need decorated Easter eggs, teams of at least three people (the same number of players per team), spoons for each player, and “Start” and “Finish” lines. The object is to pass the egg from player to player without dropping it.

Instructions: A player on each team stands on the “start” line holding a decorated Easter egg in their spoon. On the count of three, they run towards the next player and try to pass the egg from their spoon to their teammate’s spoon.

Keep doing this until every player has passed the egg from spoon to spoon.

If a team drops their egg, they must start again with the first player.

The winning team is the first one to cross the finish line.

Link to comment

In Suturday, the day of Resurrection, we actually have 2 resurrections! One early in the morning, and one at midnight where most of the people go!


In the morning, things are completelly different from what is happening at night!!!!


At the first resurrection, the priest is coming out of the church, and then he comes in full of joy, saying the Xristos Anesti! other priests are throwing flowers and bay trees (to show glory) a church guy is shaking the lights of the church like the eartquacke during the resurrection, and people start hitting their seats to make the noice of the earthquacke!!!

Bells start ringing....It is amazing!!! :-)


In some villages, something unique is happening! all the people and the priest is comming out of the church! Only one man who is the responsible for the church stays inside, and closes the main door of the church! after a while, the priest hits the door and say Oppen the doors!!!

the man from inside refuses! the priest again says to open the door to come in! the man inside refuses again! then the priest for a third time, asks to open the door! The man inside says by whose authority? and the priest kickes the door, the door opens and says from the authority of Resurrected Jesus Crist! I think thats the words! I have never seen that from close! sorry! :(

Link to comment

The first sunday, the first day of the Holy week, we call it Kyriaki ton Vayon! Remember, itis the day Jesus entered Jerusalem and people went out to see him with baytrees nad palms as the Messia!


Many people are making crosses with the leaves of the palms, so at that day the church will have a lot of to give to the people! These crosses are considered to be as talismans, so we dry them and we keep them under our bed, to protect us! some crosses are real pieces of art!!! :(

Link to comment

The Mystery of Rabbit Poop (YUCK)


by Dana Krempels, Ph.D.


Unlike most other mammals, lagomorphs (including domestic rabbits) produce two types of droppings, fecal pellets (the round, dry ones you usually see in the litterbox) and cecotropes. The latter are produced in a region of the rabbit's digestive tract called the cecum. The cecum contains a natural community of bacteria and fungi that provide essential nutrients and possibly even protect the rabbit from harmful pathogens.


How does the rabbit get those essential nutrients? She eats the cecotropes as they exit the anus. The rabbits blissful expression when she's engaging in cecotrophy (the ingestion of cecotropes) will tell you that she finds this anything but disgusting. In fact, rabbits deprived of their cecotropes will eventually succumb to malnutrition. Cecotropes are not feces. They are nutrient-packed dietary items essential to your companion rabbit's good health.


Each individual rabbit usually produces cecotropes at a characteristic time of the day, which may vary from rabbit to rabbit. Some produce cecotropes in the late morning, some in the late afternoon, and some at night. In any case, they usually do this when you're not watching, which might be why some people refer to cecotropes as "night droppings."


Normal Intestinal Products

Anyone who lives with a bunny has seen a FECAL PELLET. These are the small, brown "cocoa puffs" that we all hope end up mostly in the litterbox. They are round, relatively dry and friable, and composed mostly of undigested fiber. Rabbits do not ordinarily re-ingest fecal pellets, though a few bunnies seem to enjoy an occasional fecal pellet hors d'ouevre.


A normal CECOTROPE resembles a dark brown mulberry, or tightly bunched grapes. It is composed of small, soft, shiny pellets, each coated with a layer of rubbery mucus, and pressed into an elongate mass. The cecotrope has a rather pungent odor, as it contains a large mass of beneficial cecal bacteria. When the bunny ingests the cecotrope, the mucus coat protects the bacteria as they pass through the stomach, then re-establish in the cecum.

Link to comment

Greek Easter Song


Easter has come again, Easter, Easter,

With love, with kisses, Easter, Easter,

With eggs and with lamb, Easter, Easter,

With lamb, Christians are happy.

What lovely clothes, Easter, Easter,

What plentiful sweets, Easter, Easter,

What song and voice, Easter, Easter,

Christians are happy.

Link to comment

Easter Days


Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter Day. It is to commemorate Jesus's last journey to Jerusalem, when people cut palm branches to spread on his path as he rode to the city. Many other traditions are associated with Palm Sunday. In some parts of England it used to be called Fig Sunday because people ate fig pies or puddings on that day. In Wales it is called Sul y Blodau, Flowering Sunday.

In Greece people like to eat fish on Palm Sunday. In some German towns people decorate poles with streamers and branches of pussy willow. Christians in Lebanon like to wear new clothes on Palm Sunday. In Italy it is regarded as a day or making up quarrels.


Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday also referred to as Maundy Thursday. In Europe the Christian monarchs used to wash the feet of poor people on the Thursday before Easter in memory of Jesus's Act.


Also on this day Jesus ate and drank with his followers. This meal became known as the Last Supper, because Jesus died soon after.


Good Friday

Good Friday is the commemoration of the Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus. In some countries the bells are tolled while in other countries they are silenced until Sunday. A custom also is the eating of Hot Cross Buns. Many superstitions go with hot cross buns such as they are a charm against evil and to keep indefinitely.


An Old Rhyme says:

Good Friday comes this month: the old woman runs

With one a penny, two a penny hot cross buns;

Whose virtue is, if you'll believe what's said,

They'll not grow mouldy like the common bread.


Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is part of the period mourning which begins on Good Friday. For Christians in countries such as Bulgaria, Greece and Poland, Hoy Saturday is a day of cooking, ready for the feasting the following day to celebrate the Resurrection.


Easter Day

Easter day is the Commemoration of the Resurrection of Jesus, with its promise of eternal life. A symbol of the Resurrection is the egg out of which a bird hatches.


It is an ancient tradition in Britain to climb the nearest hill to see the sunrise. In America they hold outdoor services at dawn in such places as the Hollywood Bowl. On this day it is also tradition to wear new clothes which has been carried on to the modern "Easter Parade".


There is always a Feast with various foods in different countries such as hot cross buns in Australia; simnel cake in Britain; pacoca in Brazil; Easter cakes in Finland and Italy; turkey or chicken in Lebanon; and pasenbrood in the Netherlands.

Link to comment

Hot Cross Buns

The Ingredients you will need to make this are:


30 grams yeast

1 1/2 cups milk

60 grams butter

1 egg, neaten

5 cups plain flour

1 tablespoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

60 grams sultanas

60 grams currants

30 grams mixed peel


1. Mix all dry ingredients with half the flour in a large bowl.


2. Heat butter, milk and beaten egg until lukewarm.


3. Add liquids to dry mixture and beat 2 minutes.


4. Stir in remainder of flour until soft.


5. Knead on slightly floured board.


6. Cover dough in bowl with cloth and let rise for 30-40 minutes.


7. Punch dough down and divide into 24 buns and place on greased tray and allow to rise again.


8. Bake in moderate oven for 20 minutes.


9. Put on wire rack to cool.


10. Mix a little milk with 1/2 cup icing sugar, then brush on buns to make crosses.


Hot-cross buns are traditional to many English-speaking countries. Originating

Link to comment

A little scary! :D




Yeah...That is Scary!!!...But check dis Fweakish Wabbit!!!!!!! :(:D:D




:D:D:D...Its gonna be an OzzyEaster this year Kiddies!!! :D


Thanks 007BigD, I think I'll have nightmares after that one! :D


Well you can sleep well to this cute, wittle fuzzy wuzzy....





Edited by 007BigD
Link to comment



And the winner so far is dardevle with 57 posts. :D


















01=The Skylark Four




01=grodan & fiabus




The last post in this count is from fairyhoney Today at 07:32 AM


:(Good luck, keep on posting, you also can win in this cointest. :D

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...