Easter Bonnet Tradition

Over the Easter Weekend numerous activities were held on our beautiful island. The Easter Parade and private Tea Parties were a resounding success. A kaleidoscope of colours was showcased as Easter Bonnets were worn by women and young girls to celebrate the season. The Bonnets tradition originated in Europe in celebration of spring time.

The first Bonnets were usually a circle of leaves and flowers which symbolized the cycle of the four seasons. In recent times the popularity and significance of these head pieces has evolved in the Caribbean acquiring a more religious meaning. The Tradition of the Easter Bonnets is treasured by many families on St. Lucia and children craft their own bonnet for the big parade. Among the many videos which are available on the internet we chose a tutorial that helps you create your Easter Bonnet with family and friends.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb4khqblowg

A Easter Bonnet is a pretty or fancy hat crafted for a woman or a young girl to waer to church on Easter Sunday, or, especially, in an Easter Parade.