Students at Nelson's St. Joseph's Elementary were into the Easter spirit earlier this week when they were painting wooden Easter eggs.

Easter in the Kootenays

This weekend the Nelson community will celebrate Easter.

This weekend the community will celebrate Easter. As is the case in most celebrations in the Nelson area, there will be no shortage of different ways to mark the special time.

The Easter weekend is the most sacred time of the year for Christians in our community. A solemn time that forms the base of the religion. The death of Jesus Christ (Good Friday) and his resurrection (Easter Sunday) are momentous. This weekend the Nelson area’s Christian churches will be alive with song and prayer.

For the majority of kids in the community, Easter brings with it added significance. On Sunday morning the kids will wake with excitement to see what sweet treats and toys the Easter bunny has left behind. There will be plenty of smiles and sugar rushes playing out all over town.

We are also in the midst of Passover. Though it may not be marked by a statutory holiday in Canada, for the Jewish faith it is a spring festival that is deep in tradition.

Beyond the symbolism and sweets, this weekend is also going to be big for locals who simply want to get outdoors. With a positive looking forecast, spring has finally arrived. Activity will bound from every corner of the Kootenay as we capitalize on what makes this spec of the world so great.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate this weekend, we hope it’s done with plenty of joy amongst family and friends. For whatever it means to you, we wish all of our readers a happy Easter.


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