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Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny What they Mean

Easter

The Easter Bunny, painted Easter eggs, both centuries old traditions, but what do they really represent?

This Easter weekend, Knoxweb would like to take a moment to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the crucifixion on Good Friday.

He is Risen

When Jesus died on the cross, he rose again on Easter Sunday, three days later. Those three days are referred to as the Easter Triduum.

Why is Easter on a different Day every Year?

The oldest and certainly the most important festival for the Christian Church, Easter falls on the first Sunday just after the first full moon after the Northern Spring Equinox between March 21 and April 25.

Easter Eggs

Today people all over the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with baskets filled with chocolate eggs delivered by the Easter Bunny. But why do people hide and hunt for eggs?

Even before Christianity, eggs were seen as the first signs of spring. Spring is the celebration of rebirth after the dark harsh winters.

Colored Eggs

Everyone loves to color Easter eggs. But why? A symbol from the Mesopotamian times the Christian community, which is in the area of Kuwait, Syria and Iraq would stain the eggs red symbolizing the blood of Christ. During Easter, the eggs would be cracked open against each other leaving empty shells, thus symbolizing the tomb of Jesus Christ. The tradition is alive today with the egg symbolizing the rock rolling away from the tomb of Jesus.

Elaborate Masterpieces

Over the centuries, Easter egg designers and jewelers started creating beautifully decorated eggs. These elaborate creations, known as Faberge eggs, are priceless today.

Chocolate Eggs

Introduced in the 19th century and originating in Germany and France, chocolate eggs are fairly new. Thanks to the sophisticated chocolate production during the time, chocolate eggs became marketable during Easter, just like Christmas.

The Rabbit and the Hare

Rabbits have been a symbol of spring for centuries. According to historians, the people of the time believed that the Goddess of Spring, Eostre, had a partner that was a hare. The hare symbolizes rebirth and fertility. Christians later changed the hare to what is the symbol of Easter today, the Easter Bunny.

The Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny became a household name in the 19th century and became a symbol of new birth as rabbits have many litters with lots of babies, called kittens. According to legend, the Easter bunny lays and then decorates the eggs before hiding them representing rebirth.

Before you take a bite of that chocolate egg, take a moment and remember the true meaning of one the oldest religious Christian holiday in the world. Happy Easter from Knoxweb.

Memorial Day and Decoration Day

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day weekend take a moment to remember the real reason that the last weekend in May is dedicated to the veterans who have served the United States of America.

Originally known as Decorations Day, Memorial Day is a day that is dedicated to the remembrance of the people who have died while serving the United States of America.

New York was the first state to recognize Decoration Day as a Holiday in 1873, with all of the Northern States proclaiming it a holiday in 1890. The South refused to acknowledge Decorations Day, instead honoring their own dead on another day until after the First World War when the holiday changed from those who died in the Civil War to honoring all Americans who died during battle in any United States war.

With that being said, some claim their town to be the first to celebrate Decoration Day. Columbus, Miss held a ceremony with a group of women visiting a cemetery on April 25, 1866. They were there to decorate the Confederate soldiers graves who had died fighting the battle of Shiloh, however, when they noticed that the nearby graves of the enemy had been neglected they placed flowers on the Union soldiers graves as well.

Cities in the South and the North claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. Columbus and Macon GA, Richmond, VA, Boalsburg, PA and Carbondale, Illinois all say that the first Memorial Day took place in their township. At last count 25 towns and cities have claimed to be the originator of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day ceremonies were held on May 30 at the end of the 1800’s with state legislature passing proclamations to designate the day as an official holiday.

In 1971, Memorial Day became a national holiday, and although it was, and in some cases, is still referred to as Decoration Day, the holiday was officially known as Memorial Day.

Many states in the South have their own holidays honoring the fallen Confederate soldiers. Alabama celebrates Confederate Memorial Day on the 4th Monday in April while Mississippi celebrates on the last Monday in April. North and South Carolina observe Confederate Memorial Day on 10 May. Louisiana celebrates on 3 June with Tennessee calling the same date Confederate Decoration Day.

Regardless of the exact location or date, Decoration Day began after the Civil War when General John Logan, who was the National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, proclaimed that, “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.” The General called it Decoration Day, as it wasn’t meant to be the anniversary of any battle in particular.

General James Garfield gave a speech on the first Decoration Day at Arlington Cemetery where more than 5,000 people decorated the 20,000 Confederate and Union soldiers who were buried there.

As you enjoy the long weekend with family and friends take a moment to remember all of those who have made it possible for you to enjoy your barbecues and picnics in the land of the free.

Knoxweb would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day.

Internet Advertising in 2016

New Year

It’s a New Year and that means new internet advertising goals for your business or organization. Having a new year is like a clean slate, especially when it comes to your budget for internet advertising in 2016.

Unless you are a time traveler, you would know that the best way to advertise is on the World Wide Web, however, it’s a big place, and unless you are an expert when it comes to internet advertising, you could spend a whole lot of time for a whole lot of nothing.

Knoxweb has been involved with internet advertising from the beginning and has seen plenty of changes. What works now may not have worked back in 2010 and vice versa. Knoxweb are the internet advertising experts and can help you and your business or organization come up with a plan that will increase your sales in the New Year.

When it comes to internet advertising, you could end up spending a fortune, especially if you attempt to use Google Adwords without a coaching session from Knoxweb. Call and schedule an appointment with Knoxweb for a no obligation internet advertising quote.

You can consider several internet advertising packages when it comes to internet advertising. Talk to the team of internet advertising pros from Knoxweb who will be able to tailor make a solution for your internet advertising needs including Facebook advertising and a blog for your website.

Blogs are popular and a great way to get your business noticed on the net. When you post a regular blog, daily, twice weekly, weekly or monthly, you will boost your SEO on Google and the other search engines as long as you have everything else in place. You must be mobile friendly so that people can read your blog. Viewers will leave your site never to come back if they have to pinch and squeeze the screen. Contact Knoxweb who can put together a mobile friendly website that users will love.

A professionally written blog, another service offered by Knoxweb, is a great way to engage your readers. Attempting a blog yourself could turn out to be an arduous task and one that you could have avoided had you hired Knoxweb for a business blog in the first place.

When it comes to internet advertising social media advertising is an absolute necessity. Things have changed and word of mouth is the way that products and services are sold these days. When you have a strong Facebook internet advertising campaign working for you people who like your page will tell others. Your internet advertising net will grow helping you brand your business. However, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of social media sites on the web making it difficult to hone in on a handful. Knoxweb has the social media know how to help steer your business or organization in the right direction when it comes to social media advertising.

Blogs, Facebook advertising and other forms of social media advertising such as tweets on Twitter and status updates on LinkedIn take time. Call Knoxweb and work out a plan for your internet advertising campaign for 2016. Call or click and schedule an appointment with Knoxweb for internet advertising today.