“I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they’re true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed.”– Neil Gaiman, American Gods
Sometime between March and April, there is an occasion celebrated across the globe that has these elements present: colourful egg-shaped chocolates and bunnies. And oh, by the way, a game called egg hunting is usually the main activity for everyone.
If you answered Easter, then you probably know you’ll be seeing a lot of Easter bunnies and egg hunting games almost everywhere. In a sense, if we dwell into what Neil Gaiman wrote about, Easter is an event that sparks creativity in us. How come?
Easter comes from a religious context. Though etymologically speaking, and based on general argument, the word ‘Easter’ was supposedly derived from the Latin phrase albis(the plural word of alba, which means “dawn”). Eventually, the etymology of word changed to that from an Old High German term which is eostarum. This is now one of the supposed antecedents of the modern expression – Easter.
So how did that, in any way, inspire creativity? Tracing back to history, some of the theories have paved the way in shaping how the festivity is done. Though the genuine story is uncertain, there are two widely circulated concepts that may have generated the idea for people to altogether associate eggs and bunnies with Easter: the first one goes back at the time where people worship pagan idols; one of the worshipped goddesses during the pagan festivities is a goddess of fertility whose known symbol is a rabbit (known to symbolise fertility and new life), the second one is based on an actual event that happened when immigrants from Germany came to America during the 18th century; with their arrival, the German immigrants have introduced the tales of a hare that lays an egg (which was told to be coloured) and then children would prepare nests.
There are other traditions such as painting the eggs, was believed to have started during the 13th century. The egg was considered taboo during Lenten season, so the people wanting to still have eggs in their household would decorate the items to hide them. And when Easter would come, people would happily eat the eggs as a form of celebration.
Through people’s ingenuity, we can see how Easter traditions came about.
Easter Egg-tivities in Samujana
The spacious villas and its surrounding areas allows children to interact freely and have a nice game of egg hunt. While kids go around looking for the hidden prizes, the adults can enjoy and relax at the well-appointed lanai area and have a tasty afternoon snack prepared by Samujana’s in-house chef.
With its world-class amenities, Samujana keeps everyone in the family entertained. Parents and kids can enjoy a friendly Easter-theme match in one of the game rooms. While the cinema can provide a great source of entertainment.
To help explore the beauty of Koh Samui, Samujana’s friendly transport services can take the whole family to a whole day trip around the island. Known as one of the largest islands in Thailand, Koh Samui offers a myriad of sight-seeing locations and enjoyable activities for everyone.
Bask in the warmth of the summer at Chaweng beach. With the place teeming with world-famous resorts and restaurant, it is no wonder that Chaweng beach is considered as the most popular beach destinations on the island. On the other hand, experience being one with nature as the whole family takes a trip to Secret Buddha Garden or Namuang Waterfalls. Both offers a great relief from the frenzied city life.
After a whole day of adventure going around Koh Samui, the welcoming atmosphere from the whole team of Samujana serves as a wonderful prelude to a more relaxing Easter celebration. As an upscale villa, Samujana has everything you need to make Easter more memorable. Contact us now to plan your Easter holiday!