The Significance of Easter

Easter Lily- A botanical symbol of Easter

The Significance of Easter

The significance of Easter in the Christian faith: this upcoming week is full of religious rituals leading up to Easter Sunday and the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.

Besides church activities, some traditions are deeply anchored in our everyday life this week.

There are “Easter Egg hunts,” “Easter parades,” and “Easter Meals” that will bring people together.

The Easter lily is a botanical symbol of the resurrection in Western Christianity, and churches are often decorated with it during the Easter celebrations.

I will bring an Easter lily to my mother-in-law’s house, where we are invited for lunch on Sunday.

Also, see Marion’s authentic perspective on this fundamental social event and this week’s news from art, foodie, architecture, history, and fun weekend.

"Vigilance" sculpture at the Greenway in Greensboro, NC

Have you ever noticed how many great art projects are present while walking through Greensboro, NC?

You can see these art pieces along streets, parks, and greenways. 

A stunning piece of art at the greenway is called “Vigilance,” and it symbolizes a candle. 

Small benches surround this colorful and eye-catching piece.

The sculpture and the benches are embedded with words from the inauguration poem that Amanda Gorman recited. 

The colors are very vibrant, and a sunny day brings those colors out even more.

But even on a grey day, this sculpture brings hope and a smile to my face. 

The medium used in this art is mosaic. It reminds me of  Roman & Greek mosaics from way back in history.

Menu board of Jerusalem Market in Greensboro, NC

When moving from another country, what do people miss the most? 

Yes, the food they cooked in their home country. Food provides comfort and brings a piece of the home you left into your kitchen.

In 1989, Saliba Hanhan, an immigrant from Palestine, opened the Jerusalem Market in Sedgefield.

At that time, it was tough to get “unusual cooking ingredients,” “extraordinary spices,” or “Mediterranean food” in Greensboro, NC.

However, Jerusalem Market filled that gap.

His sons carried his mission into Downtown Greensboro with their restaurant, Jerusalem Market on Elm, which opened in 2016 and has been well-established ever since.

If you crave some freshly prepared Mediterranean food while walking through downtown Greensboro, NC, be sure to stop by and tell them hello from me. 

You will always be greeted with a smile and hibiscus tea.

Kress building facade in Greensboro, NC

Lovers of the Art Deco period will be in heaven on the Make New Friends Today or Unique Tour for Teams & Events guided walking tours through Greensboro, NC. 

When we come across the Kress Building, you will be amazed by its beautiful façade from this era. 

Samuel Henry Kress founded the S.H. Kress & Co. department stores, those “Five and Dime Stores” operated in the United States from 1896 to 1981.

Mr. Kress loved art in buildings, and all the Kress buildings throughout the United States are architectural gems. 

The Kress building in Greensboro, NC, has hosted various establishments over the years, including department stores, restaurants, nightclubs, and an event center. 

This building is currently for sale, but hopefully, something fun will soon occupy this beautiful building in the heart of Greensboro, NC.  

Stained Glass window at Greensboro History Museum

The renowned History Museum is one of the stops at our Make New Friends Today and Unique Tour for Teams & Events guided walking tours through Greensboro, NC.

Like so many old buildings in Greensboro, this building has also had many different occupants over the centuries.

The History Museum started as the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, NC, and was built in 1892. 

Since then, the building has been used as a Civic Center, Public Library, and Greensboro Art Center. 

The architectural style is Romanesque Revival style brick. 

The museum hosts various extraordinary events throughout the year, and its exhibitions are worth visiting at any time. 

Eggs are a traditional Happy Easter sign

Can you believe it?

It’s already Friday again. 

Yet another weekend with many events in Greensboro awaits us. 

For people who celebrate Easter, Friday marks “Good Friday,” followed by the holy holiday of “Easter Sunday,” which commemorates the “Resurrection of Christ.”

Compared to Christmas (December 25), Easter doesn’t have a fixed date.  

It relates to the first full moon in spring. 

The earliest Easter can fall is March 22, which happened in 1818 but won’t happen again until 2285.

Let’s hope the weather will be fine, as Easter is more on the earlier side this year.


Easter is coming up, and children have plenty of eggs to hunt.

See the dates and places for the Easter events in Greensboro and other towns in North Carolina.

This newsletter concludes the month of March by celebrating another week of art, food, architecture, history, and a fun weekend. 

The first quarter of 2024 is already in the books. 

I hope you made the most of the first 91 days of this year. 

If you want to learn more about our great city of Greensboro, NC, subscribe to our newsletter and read the previous ones for more tips and fascinating subjects. 


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