Happy Easter - scenes from the Nether Green Easter Bonnet parade
Happy Easter - scenes from the Nether Green Easter Bonnet parade, a photo by CharlesFred on Flickr.
Harry Roffey, again!
According to wikipedia, the Easter Bonnet "represents the tail-end of a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter, in harmony with the renewal of the year and the promise of spiritual renewal and redemption".
I can't remember that we ever had the tradition of having new clothes for Easter but Fred, coming from a more traditional family than mine, tells me that he DID have new clothes (often a shirt and shorts) which he wore to church every Easter (no pics unfortunately).
Anyway, Harry's school in Sheffiled seems to have revived the more recent tradition of the Easter Bonnet Parade (origin New York in early 20th century) , which we were lucky to see last weekend when in England.