Celebrating Easter ~ Regency Style
Easter meant that the official London Season would soon begin. It was expected that Society would refrain from indulgences during the 40 days of Lent and all activities were curtailed between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Once Easter had been celebrated, Society once again returned to attending balls, mothers presented their daughters, and gentlemen avoided matchmakers.
Other Regency Era Easter traditions include some that you may be familiar with.
One included colored hard-boiled eggs! Until I researched, I hadn’t realized that this was a Regency Era custom. Children would also roll their eggs down hills in a race.
Another, Easter Dresses. Wearing something new dates to Roman tradition, but it is believed to be good luck to have something to wear in the Spring. This also includes a new bonnet or an Easter bonnet.
I’ve not yet written a Regency Romance that includes Easter, but maybe I should so that I can include the other Easter traditions from the era.
One tradition I did start with my kids was that they were each given a book that I had chosen for them. When they got a little older and knew their own tastes, they started getting a Barnes & Noble Gift Card so they could pick out their own book. They couldn't wait to get to the store and since Spring break was usually happening, we were often there the next day.
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