The history of Easter Bonnets

The history of Easter Bonnets – When celebrating Easter, many Christians don their best apparel to attend church services and family gatherings. On Easter Sunday, gentlemen often put on their best suits and women their fanciest dresses. Children, too, wear formal clothing on Easter Sunday. Girls in particular tend to wear an item of interest that seems to only appear once per year.

The history of Easter Bonnets

The history of Easter Bonnets - When celebrating Easter, many Christians don their best apparel to attend church services and family gatherings. On Easter Sunday, gentlemen often put on their best suits and women their fanciest dresses. Children, too, wear formal clothing on Easter Sunday. Girls in particular tend to wear an item of interest that seems to only appear once per year.

Bonnets are part of the Easter attire for many girls, and even some women. Bonnets are part of long tradition of wearing new clothes on Easter that originated in parts of Europe, such as Great Britain. In fact, the tradition even dates back to Shakespearean times, as an “Easter suit” is referenced in “Romeo and Juliet.”

According to some historians, there was a notion that ill-luck would affect a person who did not have something new to wear on Easter, and the bonnet is an element of newness that fits the bill for many young girls and women.

It wasn’t until the 19th century that the Easter bonnet gained popularity in the Americas. Women and children participating in Easter parades, notably the New York City Easter Parade, could be seen in their finest clothes with intricate bonnets – often wreathed in flowers – on their heads. Because Easter coincides with spring, lilies, daffodils, azaleas, hyacinths, and other blooms would adorn hats and hair.

Even though the Easter bonnet may not be as popular as it once was, many people still embrace this tradition. In areas of the United Kingdom, for example, children and women design elaborate and ostentatious bonnets. In the United States, some hat-decorating contests still coincide with Easter festivities. Children in primary grades also may design Easter- or spring-themed hats that they can wear during holiday celebrations.

Easter bonnets have a storied history. From European beginnings to parade staples, they’re often a hallmark of the spring season.

Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
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  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. 20th anniversary of the powerful film, “The Passion of the Christ.”
  4. A-Z of Easter, The
  5. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  6. Arise My Love by Newsong
  7. Ascension
  8. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  9. Body of Christ
  10. Breakfast Pizza
  11. Broken Egg
  12. CEO Christians Church Sign
  13. Colors of Easter
  14. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  15. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  16. Cross Acronym
  17. Cross of Jesus
  18. Cross Tree
  19. Dogwood Tree
  20. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  21. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  22. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  23. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  24. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  25. Easter is Canceled
  26. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  27. Easter Monday
  28. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  29. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  30. Easter Symbols
  31. Easter Trees
  32. Easter Word Search Printable
  33. Egg Rolling
  34. Emoji Easter Story Printable
  35. Empty Egg
  36. Finished An Easter Spoken Word Videos by KB
  37. Forgiveness
  38. Free Easter Printables
  39. Good Friday
  40. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  41. He is Risen Display
  42. Hiding Easter Eggs
  43. History of Easter Bonnets
  44. Holy Monday
  45. Holy Saturday
  46. Holy Thursday
  47. Holy Tuesday
  48. Holy Wednesday
  49. Hot Cross Buns
  50. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  51. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  52. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  53. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  54. Jesus Shows His Scars
  55. KSBJ’s Cross Stops in Houston!
  56. Lazarus Saturday
  57. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  58. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  59. Legend of the Three Trees
  60. Lent
  61. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  62. Life Savers
  63. Make Easter Eggs Last
  64. Maundy Thursday
  65. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  66. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  67. Palm Sunday
  68. Passover
  69. Resurrection Bracelet
  70. Resurrection Rolls
  71. Searching for Christ
  72. Shrove Tuesday
  73. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  74. Son of God Movie Review
  75. Spy Wednesday
  76. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  77. Stitching Easter delights with Sewing
  78. Sweating Blood Prayer
  79. Telelestai
  80. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  81. The Rock at UT Painted for Easter (2024)
  82. The University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Messages (2022)
  83. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  84. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  85. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  86. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  87. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  88. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  89. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  90. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  91. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  92. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  93. You’ve Been Egged Printable

Article compliments of Metro Creative. TF194845 First published April 3, 2019. Last update or republished March 23, 2021.

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Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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