Fridays with Manny


How to Celebrate Spring

Spring represents a rebirth of the nature. New leaves adorn trees and flowers bloom everywhere. In addition, there are two holidays that relate to one another, and take place in the spring, as well. Passover and Easter both represent rebirth. Passover signifies the birth of the Israelites as a nation, after living in Egypt for 430 years and moving to the Promise Land with a short stopover in the desert for 40 years.

Easter uses eggs as a symbol to represent new life and rebirth, and is an extension of the ancient custom, which was adopted to celebrate the memory of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Whichever tradition you follow, lets celebrate Spring’s arrival with beautiful flowers from Japanese cherry blossom trees.