Many of us can remember that our parents dress up in new clothes on Easter so we could stroll around the neighborhood at our best. It was fun to look forward to (or avoid, as some fashionable children were known to do), whether we went to church or not. But where did this tradition come from? Looking through the story shows that its origin is not what we could expect. And looking at the custom from the fashion school point of view, we see how the changed retail pattern has changed its significance.
Origin of Other Cultures . Although we wear wearing new clothes this spring with Easter gift, the tradition begins back to the old days. Gentiles worship the gospel with a celebration in honor of Ostera, the german goddess of spring and believe that wearing new clothes bought luck. Iran New Year, celebrated on the first day of spring, has traditionally rooted in the ancient captain of the Islamic past. These traditions are in spring cleaning and wearing new clothes to represent renewal and optimism. Similarly, the Chinese has held spring spring, also known as the Lunar New Year, by wearing new clothes. It not only represents a new beginning but the notion that people have more than they possibly need.
Christian Beginning . At the beginning of Christianity, newly christened Christians wear white bathing in Easter to represent rebirth and new life. But it was not until 300 AD. wearing new clothes became official statement, as Roman emperor Constantine declared that his court should wear the latest new Easter suit. Sometimes came the tradition of marking the end, after spending a week of the same clothes, worshipers went to the old dress for new ones.
superstition . In the 15th century Almanacki Poor Robins's reputation, if one Easter Easter suit was not new, one would have been bad luck: "At Easter, let your clothes be new or anything else you want to ride." In the 16th century, the Tudor- The state was thought that without a person wearing new clothes at Easter, moth would eat the old children and evil crowds would live in their homes.
Post Civil War . Passport rights, as we know, were not held in America until after the Civil War. Before that time, Puritan and the Protestant Church did not see a good purpose in religion. After the destruction of the war, however, the church saw Easter as a source of hope for Americans. Easter was called "The Sunday of Joy," and women beat the dark colors sad for the happier colors of spring.
Easter Gate . In 1870, the tradition of the New York Easter Parade begins, where women wear the latest and latest fashionable clothes that flowed between the beautiful gothic churches on Fifth Avenue. The parade became one of the first fashion design events, the predecessor of the New York Fashion Week, if you want. It was famous throughout the country and people who were poor or from the middle class would watch a parade to witness the latest trends in fashion design. Soon, retailers followed the popular package and used Easter as a promotional tool to sell their clothes. By the end of the century, the holiday was as important for retailers as Christmas is today.
The American Dream . In the middle of the 20th century, having dressed up for Easter lost a lot of religious importance that it could have, and represented instead of American prosperity. Look at fashion companies in the fashion school's library showing that wearing new clothes on Easter would be something that was healthy, the All-American family was supposed to do.
Today's Views . Although many of us still have new clothes on Easter, the tradition is not as special, but not because of religion, but because we buy and wear new clothes all the time. At one time in this country, families in the family bought only once or twice a year on site or in store. But in recent decades, retail options have increased. There is a gap in every corner and countless internet servers allow us to shop 24/7. No wonder young people today hear the Irving Berlin song "Easter Parade" and have no idea what it means.
It is interesting to see where the tradition of wearing new clothes on Easter began and how it has evolved over the years. Even with changed times, custom will certainly continue in some form. After all, fashionistas love the reason to shop.