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Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

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Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

This article on the BBC is the PM's input on this story, but why are people going mad over this, I can see the logic in the removing of the word ‘Easter’ as not everyone is a Christian but may still want to take part in the hunt.

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Re: Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

Well, they could always call it the  "Scientifically impossible rabbit egg droppings hunt", after all, a rabbit that lays chocolate eggs must be a miracle of science... Funny

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@twocvbloke, that's an option, but not only can the rabbit make egg shaped (and foil wrapped) chocolate dropping s/he can also ride a bicycle as well; that to be fair is a neat trick on its own!

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Re: Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

The NT and Kraft Cadbury were obviously afraid of offending the followers of the Saxon Goddess Eastra who celebrate the Spring at this time of the year.

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Nothing logical about Easter or being Christian either @Mook, it's just become part of our tradition - and what's wrong with that? Next thing you know people will want to scrub out the days of the weeks, the months, and even the word holiday!

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Re: Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

What a lot of fuss about nothing. Perhaps Mrs May or any others who are outraged by this could point out where in the bible it mentions anything about hiding chocolate eggs.

And Mrs May would do well to express a little more outrage at the cuts her government are making.

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Re: Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

Do they have these egg hunts at any other time of the yearWink

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Re: Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt


Minivanman wrote:

Next thing you know people will want to scrub...holiday!

That's a good point. Should we replace the word holiday with the American option of vacation.


 

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Re: Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

With Easter removed it becomes nothing more than a cheap advertising exercise by cadburys.

But maybe that's their whole point.

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@billnotben Totally agree!

As a churchgoer I am somewhat disappointed until I consider that things like egg hunts,and egg themselves are but a secular adjunct to a religious festival. I'd rather the festival be given more prominence. Still, call the event what you will, let the kids have fun.

I see no need to go OTT, as have some. Cancel NT subscription; how ridiculous is that? I'd only go that far, if I ceased to believe in what it existed for. More reasonable could be to boycott Cadbury products like Nestle's were once for what good it would do, and the problems in doing so with large groups, whose reach is everywhere into everything. Is not to be thought about.

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Give the lady a break, she was just being asked her opinion. What would you have said?

As for being in that bible trust me, it'll be in there somewhere - along with being put to death for having 'a bit on the side' Wink

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Mav wrote:

Do they have these egg hunts at any other time of the yearWink


I take it you don't have a field with free range chickens and thickets of bramble/blackberry bushes. Back in the day, my parents had a chicken farm. Mum trained the pet dog to go in the bushes and retrieve eggs and return without breaking them.  That hunt occurred around the calendar.

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But not chocolate eggsWink

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Re: Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

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It says 'Easter Hunt' in the top menu, and then 'Enjoy Easter Fun' on the page itself?!?

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Re: Furore over removal of 'Easter' from egg hunt

As it says in the article it was previously called "Easter Egg Trial" but now cadbury has replaced Easter as in "Cadbury's Great British Egg Hunt".