The History of the Easter Bunny and other Traditions

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By Mary Kate Wirfel

Growing up in a Catholic household, we all know the true meaning of Easter. On Good Friday, Jesus died on the cross. On the third day, that day being Easter Sunday, he rose from the dead.  There is another version of Easter, the childhood version. That’s right, we are talking about the Easter Bunny. As children, we would go to bed on Easter Eve knowing that an Easter basket would be hidden somewhere in the house and we’d wake up to find it full of goodies and chocolate. Where did this childhood folklore come from? Where did the story of the Easter Bunny begin? Where did other Easter traditions come from? How was Easter celebrated in years past?Continue Reading

Glitter Beards for a Good Cause

By Mary Kate Wirfel

On March 20, Hilbert Student Veterans held a fundraiser where several Hilbert students had their beards glittered for Breast Cancer Awareness.  For as little as $5, participants could have their beards glittered or, if they did not sport a beard, make their own beard with glitter and foam paper.Continue Reading

The History of Mardi Gras

By Mary Kate Wirfel

Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, has been celebrated throughout the world on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. As the Lenten season dawns upon us, I think that we all should learn where Mardi Gras came from and why it’s so popular in New Orleans,  Louisiana.Continue Reading