Did you know:
An Easter Bonnet represents the tail-end of a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter, in harmony with the renewal of the year and the promise of spiritual renewal and redemption.The “Easter bonnet” was fixed in popular culture by Irving Berlin, whose frame of reference was the Easter parade in New York City, a festive walkabout that made its way down Fifth Avenue from St. Patrick’s Cathedral:
“In your Easter bonnet
with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.”
At the depths of the Great Depression a new hat at Easter, or a refurbished old one, was a simple luxury.The self-consciously quaint “bonnet”, which had been tongue-in-cheek euphemism for a hat for more than a generation, supplied Berlin with his rhyme.
Today the Easter bonnet is a type of hat that women and girls wear to Easter services, and in the Easter parade following it. Ladies purchased new and elaborate designs for particular church services, and in the case of Easter, taking the opportunity of the end of Lent to buy luxury items. Now, in a more casual society, Easter Bonnets are becoming harder to find, as fewer and fewer women bother with the tradition.
With Easter Sunday just a few days away, you too can join in the tradtion of wearing an”Easter Bonnet”. You can easily and quickly put together this cute trendy version of our Easter Bonnet:
Just clip your flower to the puff and then clip both to the side of the kufi hat. It’s super quick and easily interchangeable. In the end you will have an adorable bonnet that you can proudly say you made!