When I was little, my family would hide little eggs all around the house, and a basket to find that would have toys in it. When I was about 10, they stopped. I was a little disappointed, but I knew they would stop eventually. After all, we don’t like to waste money when we don’t have to.
I think the reason why they stopped at 10 was because it was around that age that I started losing my interest in getting toys, and I also because that’s when my tastes started to change. Chocolate and the likes just were all kinda gross to me at that point. So hiding around empty eggs would be pretty pointless.
Although, they could just fill up the eggs with money, but that would cost a ton more money than what Easter already costs. And I don’t think anybody in our family would be willing to part ways with their money for something silly like an Easter egg hunt, yanno?
Well, I don’t celebrate Easter anymore anyways. I have Ostara now! Only… I’m not able to openly celebrate it, which kinda sucks for me.
Come to think of it, I don’t think there’s any holiday that I’m allowed to openly celebrate… My family doesn’t mind me being Pagan, but the moment that I mention anything to them about me actually practicing what I believe in, they start to act all funny like as if I’m a weirdo or something. And I’ve noticed that they act funny towards me whenever I mention anything that they don’t believe in or support themselves.
So, that really is a huge disadvantage on myself because witchy things require witchy resources that I’m not allowed to get… So basically, all year ’round I’m restricted from practicing my religion just because they don’t believe in what I believe. And I’m not gonna lie, that’s pretty selfish of their half.
Quite honestly, I don’t think I see there ever being a day in this household that I’ll be able to practice my religion, seeing as my family members think negatively towards it.
I guess I just should be lucky that I don’t live in a (necessarily) Christian household. I would be a hot mess if I was…
Though, Christians did snag most of their holidays from Paganism, and Ostara is no exception. Though, if I’m being honest, I don’t even know where Easter fits in to Christianity. I’ve never read the bible, and I don’t hear too much about the Christian origins of Easter.
I do know that there are, like, several versions of the Pagan holiday Ostara. To sum it up, there’s this rabbit that can lay eggs. That’s like the most simplified way to put it, because that’s what happens in every version of the origin tales. Pretty much everything else is altered in some way.
That reminds me; since I’m not able to set up any alters or anything, I just celebrate it in my own little way. I spray berry fragrant Glade in my room, light white candles, and drink herbal teas~
Though, I think I might have gone a little overboard with the tea… I have so much in so many different flavours now… Oops?
Blessed be, your pal