Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. As written in the New Testament of the Christian bible, it commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death. It is also known as Pascha or Resurrection Sunday. The name Easter is believed to come from “Eostara”, the goddess of rebirth. In 325CE the Council of Nicaea decided that the Easter date would be the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or before the March Equinox. Moreover, many Christians view Easter as the greatest feast of the church year.
Further, many Christians worldwide celebrate Easter Sunday with special church services, music, candlelight, flowers, ringing of church bells, festive family meals, Easter egg decorations and gift-giving. No matter what is the feast, people are used to use many non-perishable materials like plastic cups, wrappers, polythene bags and artificial decorations to make thing easier. But they do not think how it is affectable to the environment which gives life to us, in a worse way.
With the concept of zero plastic, all people are able to celebrate each an every feasts, including Easter Sunday and make the day more and more meaningful and beautiful with using natural things like natural flowers and wooden materials instead of giving an artificial beauty to such an important day.
Therefore, do not to be late to reduce using plastic on this important day. Just begin in yourself. Not only for you, but also for your next generation.
Let’s rebirth with our world without plastic !
Happy plastic free Easter Sunday!!!
Shashini Buddhika Karunarathna
Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka