Ostara Lore
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General Activities

  • Have a traditional breakfast of buns, ham, and eggs.
  • Wear green clothing.
  • Bless seeds planted in the garden.
  • Place a lit green candle in a dish full of moist earth, let it burn down and then bury the remainders (except the dish).
  • Plant some seeds in pots or in your garden (if you blessed some seeds for Imbolc and saved them, use those).
  • Dye or paint eggs with pagan symbols and God/Goddess signs. Make natural dyes from herbs.
  • Make hot cross buns to honor the union of the earth and the sun for Spring. Slash the "X" and bless the cakes.  

 

Solitary Activities

  • Boil eggs, dye them all sorts of colors and then eat them.
  • Participate in an Easter egg hunt put on by your community.
  • Take a long walk and take in the beauty of nature reawakening all around you.
  • Meditate and/or Private Ritual.

 

Group Activities

  • Hold a Group Ritual (outside if it's nice enough). There's nothing better than being able to spend time outdoors after a long, cold winter.
  • Listen to music associated with Springtime. Try Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring or even Vivaldi's The Four Season's Suite, particularly the "Spring" suite.
  • Create bird feeders.
  • Volunteer at a local animal shelter.  
Information Taken from College Wicca© Rhaevyn Sunrise

Activities for Kids

  • Dye Eggs!! Kids love it!
  • If your child is old enough, do an Eostre Egg hunt.
  • Make Eostre Baskets together. Try planting kitty grass in a small pot to use instead of that fake plastic grass. It looks nicer, plus you're helping save Mother Earth by using natural items rather than plastic, which gets thrown out and then just sits in landfills for all eternity.
  • Decorate your house for Spring.
  • Read stories about Easter, Passover, or other Spring themes. Meagan's Ostara is a great one for teaching young children about the Sabbats.
  • Talk to your children about Ostara. Tell them the myths and celebrations that are customary for your tradition.
  • For more information and ideas visit www.paganparenting.com