Easter healing gardens create peace of mind

  • Azores artists crafting date palm leaves to be used during the Easter celebrations. (Voltaire Moise/Special to West Hawaii Today)

What has the Easter bunny and eggs have to do with Easter? Actually, the return of Jesus after the crucifixion, has little to do with bunnies and eggs. However the concept of rebirth and resurrection was based on the pagan holiday of Eostra that celebrated new life and fertility. Early Christians connected the two events and thus we celebrate with joy rather than sorrow.