Ever wondered where the practice for wearing an Easter bonnet originated?
According to Christian tradition, the fashion for new bonnets came thanks to Easter being known as a time for renewal. With the fasting of Lent over and people keen to mark the religious occasion, female churchgoers were eager to make and show off their new clothes, including hats.
So this started the tradition of wearing Easter bonnets and continued at our April Oasis meeting.
Considering it was Easter Saturday, and generally a time when families get together, we were very fortunate to see over 25 ladies. We welcomed some new people to Oasis. Angie and Anne visited us from Boston, in Lincolnshire where they run the Transhaven Transgender group. Katie and her partner Roz and Penny, who was a returning Oasis member from many years ago. We hope to see them again soon.
Vicky our resident “Chef to the Stars” fed us an Italian speciality of 3 pasta varieties with salad, followed by an apple and blackberry crumble.
Beccie was the “Mistress of Ceremonies” in Serena absence so after much chatter and scraping of plates we moved onto the Easter bonnet parade.
Six Oasis ladies took part and after much banter and judging the winners were announced. Despite Beccie offering chocolate Easter eggs as a bribe to fix the vote the first place went to Rachel, second came Beccie and third, Kate.
All in all another great night at Oasis had by both regular and new people.
Interested in the Rainbow Day at Stody Hall gardens on Saturday 25th May?
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