HAPPY OSTARA! Or also known as the first day of Spring!
Oh how I have been waiting for Spring! Warmer weather! Rain! Everything starts to get green before the summer heat comes and makes it all brown.
This is the first year that my son has been old enough to do sabbat/holiday fun. In our house, we celebrate the pagan sabbats and the traditional holidays. But Easter is not about Jesus in our house. It is about the Easter Bunny bringing chocolate! Just like at Christmas time, it is when Santa brings the good little girls and boys gifts. Not about Jesus! The Sabbats are our spiritual time to celebrate and the holidays are our materialistic time to celebrate. I was raised Catholic and my husband was raised Protestant... I think. So we still celebrate those holidays our own way.
This year, we dyed Ostara/ Easter Eggs! We let Grady just dive in!
It was so much fun! He still has dye on his hands!
And I hung plastic eggs from my roof. I got this great idea from reading a wonderful book I have called Sabbats: A Witch's Approach to Living the Old Ways written by Edain McCoy.
I bought a bag of 12 colored plastic Easter eggs at Wal Mart.
They already had holes in the top, so I did not have to make my own. The book suggests that you use a drill bit no bigger then on-sixteenth inch. And to keep the drill at a low speed so you do not melt the plastic.
Take embroidery floss or string and lace it through. I had mine different lengths. You can have yours at any length you would like.
Then hang them from a tree or bush in your yard. I hung mine from the roof because I do not have a tree and the eggs did not look all that great on the bush.
I am going to keep the Eggs up until after Easter. They are so easy to make and they look really great outside as a decoration!
What are different things that you do with your family for the Sabbat or Holiday?