Why do we have eggs and chocolate rabbits at Easter?

Why do we have eggs and chocolate rabbits at Easter?

Posted on April 2, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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How did rabbits and colored eggs come to be associated with Easter, the most significant holy day of the year for Christians? To get the answer to that question one needs to go back in time. Imagine yourself on earth before digital, before refractory lenses, before watches. Go way back to when people watched nature […]

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How did St. Valentine’s Day get started?

How did St. Valentine’s Day get started?

Posted on February 5, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Hearts, flowers, chocolate, the feast day of a Saint, just what is Valentine’s Day? Some tell us it is a holiday created to brighten the cold dark winter month of February. The holiday goes all the way back to the Romans. The Roman Festival of Lupercalia held in mid-February to celebrate the coming of Spring […]

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Navigating the New Year 2021

Navigating the New Year 2021

Posted on December 26, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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It is over. 2020 has come to an end. As years go it was a hum dinger. It is a safe bet most people did not have even the slightest clue when as they rang out 2019 what they would experience in the next twelve months. So, it is understandable if they find themselves feeling […]

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Christmas

Christmas

Posted on December 11, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Not everyone anticipates the approaching Christmas holiday with enthusiasm. Let’s face it, Christmas comes around the same time every year and it’s just bound to hit everyone at a low point at least once in a lifetime. So, if this is not been your best year and you are not really looking forward to Christmas, […]

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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What is the purpose of Memorial Day? Why do we have this holiday? Of course, it is a three-day weekend. A perfect time to hit the road and do something in the great outdoors. After all, in most parts of the country it’s the start of the Summer season. Time to clean off the grill, […]

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