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Happy Easter!

Easter is one of the most popular and most celebrated occasions in the Western world. Read these Easter facts and trivia and feed yourself with some lesser known yet immensely likeable information related to the festival. It is considered as one of the oldest and the holiest festivals celebrated by the Christians.It is a day which is duly esteemed by those who celebrate it with immense religious commitment. Thus after Jesus’ crucifixion, all his disciples were distorted thinking that they will never get an opportunity to see their leader. However to everyone’s surprise, on the third day of his crucifixion, Christ rose from his dead body. Popularly known as the Resurrection of Christ, this holy event showered its followers with joy and relief, who began to celebrate the day to commemorate the resurrection of Christ. Check out below for the many interesting facts associated with Easter.

eegg5The name Easter derived its name from the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eastre, which symbolizes hare and egg.
Easter always falls between March 22 and April 25.
Easter is however now celebrated (in the words of the Book of Common Prayer) on the first Sunday after the full moon, which happens on, or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.
eegg9Since time immemorial, egg has been considered as the symbol of rebirth.
The first Easter baskets were designed as such so as to give it an appearance of a bird’s nests.
The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back from Egyptians, Gaul, Persians, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.
eegg13During the medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choirboys. It would then be tossed from one choirboy to the next and whoever held the egg when the clock struck 12 was surely the winner and will retained the egg.
Americans however celebrated Easter with a large Easter egg hunt on the White House Lawn.
eegg15Pysanka is the term used for the practice of Easter egg painting.
The maiden chocolate egg recipes were made in Europe in the nineteenth century.
Each year nearly 90 million chocolate bunnies are made.
Besides Halloween, Easter holiday also paves way for confectionary business to prosper.
eegg17When it comes to eating of chocolate bunnies, the ears are preferred to be eaten first by as many as 76% of people.
Easter Bonnets are a throwback to the days when the people denied themselves the pleasure of wearing fine angels for the duration of Lent.
Kids’ favorite Easter foodstuff comprises of the Red jellybeans.
Some Churches still keep up the old tradition of using evergreens – symbolic of eternal life – embroidered in red on white, or woven in straw, but most now prefer displays of flowers in the spring colors of green, yellow and white.
The date of Passover is variable as it is dependent on the phases of the moon, and thus Easter is a movable feast.
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WOW! Front Yard Landscaping Tips

If your front yard is rugged, messy and unkempt, do you think people would stop by and take a look at your property for sale? Your front yard is the red carpet inviting buyers into the beauty that is your home. Make it alluring and as amazing as the inside of your home.

Do you know what areas to focus on and where to start in revitalization of your front yard? Here are some steps you should take:


front yard1Cut the grass.

You don’t want your buyers think that your home sits on a forest or a safari in Africa. Keep it trimmed and maintained. You can do this task at least once a week or every other week. Make sure it looks alive and lush by watering it at least once a day so that the sun doesn’t dry out the lawn and turn it yellow or brown. You can also hire a professional landscaper to help you maintain a balance of trimming and growth, this way it will look just right for buyers to take a visit to your property.


Plant more shade trees.

Shade trees will detract from the glare of the sun, and it can help decrease the temperature of the house if they’re placed close to windows. You may have a tree or two in your front yard, but if you really want to add some shade, you can plant more. It will help your lawn have its moisture and green color. Even if you plant trees that are shorter, it will grow by the time the new owner buys the home. Just make sure you’d help it become strong and can handle the climate you have in your location. According to pro.com, the best trees to grow in your front yard are: Magnolia trees offer different sizes and colors of blooms; Dogwood trees have wonderful shade in the summer and wonderful color in the fall; the leaves on Birch trees provide delightful movement in a summer breeze and have interesting markings on the bark; Maple trees provide a nice shade in the summer and beautiful fall leaves; Evergreen trees can be used as landscaping for privacy in place of fencing the yard.


outdoor lightingInstall outdoor lighting.

Make sure you install the lights at the right position so that your house will look very appealing at night to those buyers who might not have time to do their visit during the day. It is a good way to illuminate the house at night and accent parts of your yard. You can put some light on a path to get from the curb to your front door for easier navigation. It adds up to highlight the beauty of your landscaping which could increase the beauty of your home.


perennialsConsider adding flowers for more color.

Adding more colors increase the charm of your yard. A simple way to do this is to plant flowers, as well as shrubbery with different blooms. The best one to plant are the Perennials because they last for more than a year. Less maintenance, less hassle for both seller and the new homeowner. You can plant as many as you can to have a wide variety of colors and types and still requiring less maintenance.


cleaning upKeep everything clean!

It’s not just about keeping the lawn trimmed, but everything else should be clean. Be it on the siding, porch, front door or in the driveway, anywhere that can build up dirt or grime, should be cleaned on a regular basis. It’s a big turn off for buyers to see a lot of dirt and mess. Make every weekend a date to keep everything sparkling clean.



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