Easter Bells

Easter BellsIt’s springtime in Paris, which means that as Easter approaches, chocolate shops are filled with candies in the predictable shapes of eggs and rabbits, and one shape I was not expecting: bells.

In France, the church bells stop ringing on Maundy Thursday and remain silenced until Easter morning, when they ring once again to celebrate the Resurrection. The legend told to children is that the chimes leave France and go to Rome (apparently to visit the pope) during this time. When they fly back on Easter Sunday, they bring along chocolate eggs and treats. Délicieux!

The drawing is from a children’s coloring page from this site.

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