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Easter Symbols and Traditions | Our Mississippi Home

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ourmshome.com – Judy Smith – 2024-03-29 14:18:29

SUMMARY: Easter marks a period of renewal and tradition for Christians, signifying the resurrection of Jesus. This holy occasion is celebrated in various ways, attending church services, especially on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Traditionally, individuals dress in new, bright outfits with girls donning frilly dresses and wearing new shirts and ties. The custom of wearing Easter bonnets, which began after the , has largely faded, but was once a staple of Easter parades. Families also engage in coloring Easter eggs, symbolizing new and the resurrection. The Easter Bunny brings baskets filled with sweets, including jellybeans and chocolate bunnies, continuing the tradition of gifting. Easter feasts typically feature baked ham and are a significant part of the celebration. Decorations often include Easter lilies, symbolizing purity and rebirth. Easter embodies many beautiful traditions and symbols, emphasizing and spiritual renewal.

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A Morning With the Garden Guru in Lucedale Set for May 4

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ourmshome.com – Nancy Jo Maples – 2024-04-16 15:19:22

SUMMARY: The Garden Guru, Felder Rushing, will be hosting an titled “A Morning with the Garden Guru” on May 4, in Lucedale from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Warehouse venue. Rushing, known for his appearances on National Public Radio, HGTV, and his numerous gardening books and columns, will share his expertise at the Lucedale Ivy League Garden Club's biennial fundraiser. Tickets are $20, available at Century Insurance or online at eventbrite.com. An eminent figure in horticulture, Rushing has contributed to 33 gardening books and is recognized for his significant impact on Southern gardening, blending his love for hands-on gardening with a wealth of academic and practical experience.

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FestivalSouth® Returns, Featuring Southern Miss Performers

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ourmshome.com of Southern Mississippi – 2024-04-16 13:44:04

SUMMARY: FestivalSouth®, returning to Hattiesburg from May 28 to June 22, 2024, offers over 50 spanning art, music, theatre, and dance, featuring talents from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and beyond. Events are primarily on weekends, with -friendly activities earlier in the . The showcases renowned productions like “Jersey ” and collaborations with Ballet Mississippi and Ballet in “Crowning Glory – A Night at the Ballet.” Other highlights include “The Mahler Experience,” and performances by indie-pop band MisterWives. The festival also emphasizes community participation and education through Artie Events for Families and art exhibits curated by Andrea Kostyal. FestivalSouth underscores Hattiesburg's cultural vibrancy and economic growth, supported by numerous local sponsors and aimed at broadening art appreciation. For details, visit FestivalSouth.org.

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Ray Ray’s: Mississippi’s Hometown Restaurant

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ourmshome.com – Joy Lucius – 2024-04-15 16:47:03

SUMMARY: Growing up in Mississippi, dining at local establishments was the norm for the author's , with trips to larger towns providing rare chances to eat at national chains, which as a child, the author found fascinating. However, with age, the author developed a preference for locally owned restaurants, emphasizing the importance of supporting them through a family rule to only eat at non-chain establishments while traveling. This practice led to unique culinary experiences and instilled a similar appreciation in the author's . Highlighting Ray Ray's, a favorite local restaurant in Blue Springs, the author praises its diverse menu, fresh food, and friendly staff who make dining there feel like a community gathering. The piece reflects on the value of local dining experiences in creating memories and fostering community connections.

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