Easter at Brooklyn House
During the past few weeks Brooklyn House residents prepared for Easter to arrive. Their days were busy and packed as they got themselves ready for the celebrations and treats.
On April the 5th residents dedicated their afternoon to Easter crafts. Their day consisted of decorating hats for the Caring Homes Easter Competition and Parade that happens on Good Friday. After finishing their creations, the day continued with tea drinking, chatting and stories of times gone by, shared by the residents.
Following on April the 7th residents embarked on a journey to create flower arrangements. It was a perfect chance for the residents to relax and enjoy the therapeutic effects from colours and memories of spring flowers. The residents enjoyed some refreshments and coffee during the afternoon. All were happy and really lifted their spirits.
But where does the tradition of the bunny and Easter eggs come from? Well, Easter eggs developed in medieval Europe, according to some researchers it was an Anglo-Saxon festival that celebrated the goddess Easter, whose symbol was a rabbit. Eggs were commonly eaten at the festival and buried in the ground to encourage fertility. The reason why they are coloured dates to 1290. During that time the earliest sign of dyed eggs was recorded. It was in the household of Edward I, who ordered to have 450 eggs coloured for his royal entourage.
Good Friday was a good day for all the residents and staff at Brooklyn House. During the morning Brooklyn House was packed with family visits. Family and residents enjoyed the sunshine outside, chats, laughter, and the Easter Bonnet competition. This year lovely resident Doreen was awarded the winner. Special thanks are sent the judges and all participants for making such an interesting competition. Later, they enjoyed an afternoon of Bingo and Easter treats such as tea and hot cross buns.
The residents and staff at Brooklyn House had a lovely time celebrating Easter this year, and they look forward to the next festivities to come as they create a bond and unite all.