The Beautiful Colors of Easter Sunday
You may have noticed an uptick in brightly colored eggs and chocolate bunnies in your Instagram feed today. That’s because it is Easter Sunday!
Easter is one of the most important holidays on the Christian calendar. The New Testament of the Bible says that three days after Jesus was crucified, he rose from the dead. Jesus’s resurrection is the foundation of the Christian faith, symbolizing spiritual resurrection and God’s forgiveness of sin.
Of course, Easter also closely coincides with the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere. Because of this, many symbols of spring—bunny rabbits, eggs and flowers—have come to be associated with the Easter holiday.
Share your own—and explore other people’s—colorful Easter photos through the #Easter hashtag!
#FASHION: PRADA REAL FANTASIES SS13 LOOKBOOK
For the SS 2013 Prada Real Fantasies lookbook - artwork by Lok Jansen and Jeroen Koolhaas - Prada experiments a multi-faceted collage of hand-drawn and painted shapes, casting the shadows that they project.
The cover of our March/April issue, custom designed by L.A.-based artist Ben Jones.
Instagramming Mardi Gras from the Big Easy
Next week, Catholics the world over will recognize Ash Wednesday, the first day of a six-week-long period of fasting and prayer known as Lent. Around the world, the period before Lent is called Carnival and is marked by massive celebrations and parades. But in Louisiana, it’s called Mardi Gras.
While the culmination of Mardi Gras season occurs on Fat Tuesday—the day immediately before Ash Wednesday—the parades and festivities actually begin several weeks beforehand. Throughout New Orleans and Louisiana, “Krewes” (a variation on “crews”) with names like Orpheus, Zulu, Bacchus and Thoth hold parades and toss beads to revelers camped out along the streets.
To tune in from afar over the next five days, follow @NolaMardiGras, browse the #MardiGras hashtag, or watch the Times-Picayune’s ParadeCam. For tonight’s parades, check out #KreweofHermes, #KrewedEtat and #KreweofMorpheus.
This is way too good.