There's Nothing More Natural than Easter - and Tastier!

What is greener and warmer than Christmas but equally joyful and lovely? Of course – it’s Easter! For some people, Easter is just another weekend in the middle of the Spring season, while for others, it is a long-time celebration of rebirth and hope. With its roots hiding very far in the past, the modern-day Easter holiday is just as colourful as many of its symbols. Today we will flip through the pages of Easter’s history to reveal some interesting facts about its original celebration, unity with nature and Earth, and increasing trends. Let’s Spring festivities begin!

Do Traditional Approach Still Works?

One would not be mistaken when speaking about Easter from a religious point of view – the celebration takes place in more than ninety countries worldwide! As described by Britannica’s credible authors, Easter is a principal festival of the Christian church, which celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Despite two millennia passed since its earliest recorded observance, the tradition to celebrate on the 16th day of the first full moon of Spring lives on. Due to moon cycles, Easter’s exact date varies from March 22nd to April 25th, but agreements to make this date fixed never received much support. This year, we will celebrate Easter on April 4th. Some believers will only do so about two weeks later—this is another strange thing as some Christianity branches use different calendars (more on this in our Christmas blog).

In Unity with Nature

Even though a paragraph earlier we spoke about Easter deriving from faith and religion, some are more willing to accept celebrations roots reaching even further back in history; thus, continuing to debate the Easter’s linguistic origins. There is an approach recognizing Easter as a pagan festival with close ties to celebrating Spring equinox, which marks the arrival of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere; surprisingly – people from Southern Hemisphere still celebrate Easter despite living in a middle of autumn! This year, Spring equinox fell on the same day – March 20th – as Earth Day. Since thousands of years ago, people mapped their life according to nature’s patterns; therefore, the day when the amount of darkness and daylight is identical made a pretty huge impact and allowed renewal.

Most Easter symbols are indeed related to nature. We sure all know the Easter bunny as a friendly fictional character who scatters around colourful painted eggs for little kids to find. As childish as it may seem, rabbits and hares get involved in the whole Easter thing due to being the symbol of fertility – Spring is the starting season of sowing crops and vegetables, so including rabbits into the mix does make sense. Similarly, the egg is one of the most well-known Easter symbols – its nature is commonly used to explain resurrection and return to life. You may now ask why these eggs were decorated as colouring seem to cover up their natural character? Well, the answer is quite simple as bold colours are easier to notice when the hunt begins and, of course, the metaphor of life is colourful.

Is it Still About Easter?

Easter and its symbols have been inseparable from one another for more than a few hundred years now. Little did people back then knew that one day their ideas and traditions would bring fortunes to sellers and businesses all around the world! Easter now as, any other national or international holiday, is commercialised and thematically put on every little piece of food or garment to sell it and make a profit from what once was a natural and pure celebration. From a marketing perspective, anything with Easter symbols sells very quickly, leaving only a handful of items to put on sale after the holiday ends. As we once talked about putting more effort into gifting and choosing more natural, hand-made presents, we often receive cute greeting cards complemented by edible bunnies or chocolate eggs – well, demand gives birth to supply.

While Easter chocolates are tasty, there are many ways to come back to our roots and highlight Easter’s original symbolic purpose – rebirth. Today we will share with you one fantastic recipe to bake in preparation for Easter with the hope of achieving a unique therapeutic effect and taking the stress off your shoulders – the recipe is so easy! Besides, we cannot maintain close physical contact with people we love this year again; we responsible picked out the recipe, which is perfect for baking treats, packing, and sending them for our family and friends to try. 

Biomedicanna’s team wishes you a lovely Easter! Stay safe!

Vegan and Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients (12 servings):

• 60 g of coconut/olive/vegetable

• 200 ml of unsweetened plant-based milk

• 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

• 8 tablespoons of maple syrup (or any other sweetener)

• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

• a pinch of salt

• 150 g of ground almonds

• 150 g of gluten-free flour 

• 2 heaped teaspoons of baking powder

• ¼ teaspoon of baking soda

• 100 g of fresh/frozen blueberries

Cooking instructions:

• preheat the oven;

• place the coconut oil into a bowl and melt – skip the step if using other types of oil – add milk, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, and almonds;

• sift in the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix – do not be afraid to add more milk if the mixture is too dry;

• add fresh or frozen blueberries and gently fold them in – if you use frozen ones, take them out of the freezer seconds before this step as it stops them from colouring the batter blue;

• divide the batter into equal parts of muffin baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius – eat while hot, freeze if baked too much and enjoy!

Have Yourself a Little Christmas!

It's a Jingle Bell time! It is a universal and well-known fact that Santa Claus brings gifts only to those who are nice and brings nothing to those who have been naughty throughout the year. However, Christmas itself is far from being universal as different traditions are other conditions draw a Christmas picture in completely different colours. Despite differences, holiday cheer and positive emotions fill the homes and hearts of billions of people, but how exactly they celebrate? We at Biomedicanna have decided to borrow the sled from Santa Claus and go around the world to see for our very eyes that differences unite and not separate!

Crazy Christmas Calendars

If you take a closer look at the calendar, you will see that Christmas happens twice – once in December and at the very beginning of the year. How is that even possible, you will say - well, it’s crazy when it comes to the calendars… Of course, it would be very convenient for all of the world to use the same measuring systems, but life would then be boring. There are two Christian calendars used worldwide and both of them actually counts days differently – the Gregorian calendar celebrates Christmas on the 25th of December, and people who use the Julian calendar celebrate on the 6th or 7th of January. It is clear which one is more popular as the latter is mostly used in Orthodox countries – Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, Ukraine, and others. Such a difference causes some issues from time to time, but – hey! – double the Christmas, double the gifts, right?

Christmas Weather Forecast

Have you ever wondered why almost all Christmas songs mention ‘dashing through the snow,’ ‘snowin’ and blowin’ up bushels of fun,’ or ‘snow is falling all around me?’ It is quite obvious – no matter the calendar, Christmas happens in winter, and traditional winter involves a lot of snow. However, that is not the case for almost half of the world – the southern hemisphere, to be exact. In countries like Australia, New Zealand, Bolivia, South Africa, Madagascar, and Argentina, seasons are switched together, so instead of winter, they have a warm and sunny summer season. That means that you can escape cold weather and spend Christmas decorating the palm tree with baubles, lying on the beach and sunbathing, so it’s up to you to make the right decision when packing a suitcase for the winter holiday!

Unconventional Christmas Traditions

Most of the Christmas traditions involve family gathering from near and far to sit together at one big table. This year such a gathering becomes a bit impossible, so let’s not talk about this tradition – there are many other ways to make a holiday exceptional! For example, people from Brasilia and Portugal eat their Christmas Eve dinner very late in the evening and change gifts with each other as the clock struck midnight. Polish people always leave at least one seat at the Christmas table free to serve uninvited guests; besides, families share one religious wafer and pray while it is being eaten. Finish families eat porridge with cinnamon on Christmas morning – they usually hide an almond in one of the portions, and the one who is lucky enough to find it will have the best next year. As crazy as it might sound, Japanese people have the weirdest Christmas tradition out of all – they celebrate this Western holiday by eating fried chicken in one of the most famous fast-food restaurants. Despite surprising traditions, Christmas is Christmas all around the world!

Tastiest Christmas Ever

No one will dare to argue about the tasty side of Christmas – food is one of the most important attributes of this celebration. For us, Christmas smells and tastes like juicy tangerines, hot wine with spices, turkey, potato salad, pudding, fruitcake, and many more – just thinking about those foods makes our mouths water! Each of the countries has somewhat unique dishes to put on the Christmas table, yet it would take hours and hours to mention only a small fraction of them! However, there is one dessert that all people love as it is fun to both prepare and to devour – gingerbread! Yes, each person’s taste is different, yet before Christmas, families all around the world gather in their kitchen, bake, and decorate gingerbread with a glaze of all colours! Here at Biomedicanna we cannot imagine any other food that would be as much Christmassy as gingerbread houses, so allow us to give you some advice – always build two gingerbread houses as it is incredibly hard to resist eating it before the 25th of December!

The Prettiest Christmas

Once Halloween is over, every shopping centre and online store starts to put up their Christmas decorations, play festive songs, and invite you for a fairy-tale-like Christmas shopping experience, and every little bit of detail there is amazingly pretty! We understand that the beauty of sparkling garlands, shiny baubles, and inflatable garden decorations come with a certain price, which can easily scare everyone’s wallets, yet some people will spend HUGE amounts of money to decorate their homes with thousands of lights! Several years ago, one family from the USA made it to the Guinness World Record book as they decorated their home with more than 600 thousand lights – the décor was outstanding, and so was the electricity bill! However, it is no secret that more and more people each year decide to reuse materials and later craft them into handmade Christmas decorations – we encourage everyone to contribute to a more beautiful and cleaner future and cosier Christmas!

Best Christmas Gift of All Time

No matter where in this world you will celebrate Christmas, you will definitely get gifts if not from Santa Claus, then from your family and friends. We believe you have given and received many gifts throughout the years as well. Be truthful to us – how many times you received or get unwanted gifts? How many of them were bought at the last minute? This shall be the lesson that no gift is better than a poor gift – we encourage thinking twice before making any Christmas shopping decision!

 Besides, we advise everyone to use their resources wisely and gift nothing else than health. Visit our shop where you can find the best gifts of all time – CBD Oil Drops, organic cosmetics, and even gift boxes.  We cannot think of anything else to gift this Christmas than natural and eco-friendly presents that can improve one’s quality of life!

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Christmas is Christmas – no matter where you are, when you celebrate them, what food you eat, what traditions you swear by, or what decorations you use to create that festive spirit! Christmas unites everyone with things that cannot be changed – warmth, love, forgiveness, joy, and hope (and Home Alone movies, duh)! Cherish what you are given and give to others!


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