Tag Archives: Easter

2020 New Hampshire Tidbits: An Unusual Easter

This week is a special one for most people in New Hampshire.  Many are celebrating either Easter or Passover. According to PRRI Research, “The religiously unaffiliated make up nearly three in ten (29 percent) New Hampshire residents, roughly similar to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Easter Traditions Past and Present

Easter has always been a holiday celebrated with great enthusiasm in my family.  Part of it was due to their Catholic tradition–after the long Lenten season it was time to celebrate.  But honestly, after a long New England winter, wearing … Continue reading

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New Hampshire and the Easter Bonnet

I am not making a claim that New Hampshire invented the ‘Easter Bonnet.’   Head-gear has been worn by women as far back as the Middle Ages, and probably much earlier in both cold and warm climates. It would not be … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: Roscoe E. Rodda, Inventor of Peeps (1862-1941)

When you think about Easter, you can't help but think of “Peeps…” Continue reading

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