"In the early church it was custom to administer Holy Baptism at "cockcrow." The candidates of Baptism were dressed in shiny white robes which they wore throughout the week. This led to the custom of individuals wearing new clothes on Easter Sunday, and to show them off by walking around the town and country side; thus originated the Easter promenade or Easter parade." from Easter
"Why do we wear a "New Easter Dress" on Easter Sunday?
People, who were baptized during the year, in the early church, wore white robes as a symbol of their new life the week of Easter. People who had been baptized in previous years also wore new clothes sharing in the symbolism of new life. As time passed, wearing new clothes on Easter became a symbol of the grace of Easter
Where did the parades come from?
After Easter service the people, wearing their new Easter robes, would take a long walk through the village." from Traditions of Easter
Here's the pictures of my dress:
That fabric is strangely hard to photograph!
AND, I started working on the shrug again! Once again, I think I figured out what I was doing wrong...which is no guarantee that I won't be posting tomorrow that it's not working at all. :) I thought of it just as I was going to bed last night...so maybe that big piece of brownie helped.
I much prefer knitting though...with knitting you have x number of stitches on the needle, and unless you purposely add or subtract some, there's no way to change that number!
Of course, at this point the weather on Sunday is supposed to be in the mid-fifties with a chance of rain. Figures. :)
Well, I'd rather it be cool, than that I be outside in the blazing heat playing volleyball...because that's what we did two years ago. I wasn't real fond of volleyball to begin with because I'm no good at it, but I really don't like it now since I broke my finger playing volleyball that day! Ugh.
Most of the people in our church don't have family nearby, so we have an Easter fellowship at someone's house. Which is very nice, except for volleyball being suggested as an activity for the kids that one year. :)