Celebrating Ostara with your Family

Ostara is also known as the spring equinox.  It is the time of year when day and night are once again equal.  This is when you celebrate new beginnings, fertility, the rebirth of the earth, the return of Persephone, balance between light and dark, and the Goddess Eostar .  Ostara is a great celebration to have with your family.

Celebrating Ostara With your Family - Ostara is also known as the spring equinox. It is the time of year when day and night are once again equal. Celebrate this beautiful day with your family.


  • Egg-related activities and crafts such as dying eggs, making egg crafts and egg-related games.
  • Planting SeedsCelebrate the rebirth of the earth by planting seeds to grow into flowers (indoor or outdoors depending on where you are).
  • Spring is the time of year lots of little baby animals are being born, you can do crafts and decorations of lambs, chicks, calves, bunnies, birds, etc.
  • Take a spring walk and try to notice and explain the differences in the changing of the seasons from Winter to Spring.  The melting of the snow, the plants shooting up, the leaves coming back on the trees.
  • Share an Ostara meal with your family.  I don’t know about your family, but Easter is a busy time with everyone wanting to see us and celebrate.  We are very lucky, my family live close to us so didn’t mind coming over to celebrate Ostara with us instead of Easter (which this year is just the week before, usually it is weeks before) and my in-laws have us over for the weekend for amazing Italian family meals with all the relatives close by.  It works great this year as we still get to celebrate with everyone.
  • Finding eggsHave an egg hunt!  Eggs are all about fertility and rebirth and this is how the egg hunts got started!  My kids love hunting for eggs.  Last year I made some into shakers (filling them with rice, beans, hazelnuts, pasta) to make different sounds when shaken and taped shut.  I stayed away from chocolate except for a chocolate bunny, because what better way to celebrate the hare than by eating one 🙂  We make sure to leave one for the goddess too at our outside altar.
  • Make an outdoor altar!  If you have a convenient tree hang some eggs from it, decorate a small space with some flowers, seeds, and anything else you want to offer to the gods.
  • Get baking!  Bake something that features eggs prominently.  I may be going for the sweet egg approach and incorporating mini eggs or cream eggs into mine.
  • Make a Spring bonnet.  Showcase the flowers that are sprouting this season, and anything that screams Spring to your kids.
  • Send Spring cards to your friends.  I like to include a packet of seeds in my cards to invite them to celebrate with us, even from long distance, by planting some new plants too.

Try some of these activities to celebrate too:

 

Today is the #springequinox, happy first day of spring! Click To Tweet

Celebrating Ostara With your Family - Ostara is also known as the spring equinox. It is the time of year when day and night are once again equal. Celebrate this beautiful day with your family.

How do you like to celebrate the Spring Equinox? Do you celebrate Ostara?

 

Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Pagans Unite on Pinterest.

Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory

Blessed #ostara to everyone! The days and nights are equal, lets celebrate the earth's rebirth. Click To Tweet

Celebrating Ostara With your Family - Ostara is also known as the spring equinox. It is the time of year when day and night are once again equal. Celebrate this beautiful day with your family.

avatar

A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.


25 comments

  1. avatar
    Kim says:

    Great explanation of the symbols of spring and Easter. Never really thought about the significance of the egg as rebirth, but makes so much sense. Happy Spring!!!

  2. avatar
    Annie says:

    Hi Hil!
    I love your idea of creating shaker eggs for the Easter egg hunt! It’s also a wonderful sensory activity for those families who have a child with autism! Thank you for sharing!:)

  3. avatar
    Jessica says:

    We dyed eggs yesterday and had a huge egg hunt at my MIL’s! It’s actually unseasonable cool here in Houston today (I love it, but find it mildly ironic that it’s the change of the season) and I’m pretty sure we’ll be planting our first garden (ever) tomorrow!
    Jessica recently posted…Sunday Confessions 12My Profile

  4. avatar
    Leslie says:

    I didn’t know all of this about spring, how cool. You can never know too much. I’ll be glad when it’s starting to feel like spring though, it was 42° today. Happy spring!
    Leslie recently posted…CurrentlyMy Profile

  5. avatar
    Heather H says:

    I enjoyed reading about how you and your family celebrate Ostara. It has beautiful symbolism that I think people of all faiths can appreciate. Thanks for sharing with Everything Kids.
    Heather H recently posted…Everything Kids #10My Profile

  6. avatar
    KT says:

    Love love love seeing a post that concentrates on Ostara. So many people forget that important holiday or don’t even know to celebrate it. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
    KT recently posted…Reading in the RainMy Profile

    • avatar
      Hil says:

      I’m glad!! Thank you so much for coming over to check it out, I hope you guys have some fun crafting. My four year old loves to do this stuff too!

  7. avatar
    Audrey says:

    Spring Break from school starts for us in 2 hours (not that I am counting). I think we will do a few of these ideas next week.

    Thanks for sharing with us on #FridayFrivolity

Comments are closed.