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Friday, July 29, 2016

Iceality Silver Revelation


ARK in Berea - Home of the Global Environmental Art Movement


Greater Cleveland Expands Role as Center of the International Environmental Art Movement as The Economic Engine for the Region and as the 'Cradle for a Universal Culture of Peace' for All Living Things (Worlds Children)

"Throughout history, various movements in Art have taken place: impressionism, Modernism, Abstract Art, Photo-Realists to name a few. Recently Pop Art debuted in the 1960’s and now at the beginning of the 21st Century, socially aware artists with a vision is making a difference in Art History. The pioneer artist of this new genre of art, David Jakupca, calls this type of expression this the "Environmental Art Movement". He is also the founder of the: International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)which is exclusively devoted to social and humanitarian concerns facing Mankind in the 21st Century". Art Critic and  Writer, Priscilla Cinadr
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In 2012, as part of the 25 Year Iceality Silver Revelation, the Greater Cleveland Area has become recognized as  the Global Home of the Environmental Arts Movement by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca of the the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)  as a 'Cultural Industry' to foster civic identity, cultivate jobs, and tourism, brand Ohio Environmental Arts as a Culture District in the Bioregion while developing a sustainable Global Culture of Peace for All Living Things.

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The Global Home of the Environmental Art Movement is the region in Northern Ohio that is noted for its growing concentration of Sustainable Design and Technology Industries. Geographically, the region occupies the same area as the Greater Cleveland Area where it is centered and where most of the companies are located. It is in the northeastern part of Ohio, an area stretching from the south end to Akron-Canton, Lorain in the west and Youngstown in the east.

It is visualized as the home for many of the world's largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small start ups working on a sustainable future. The term ICEALITY refers to the region's original innovator, the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA), the environmental arts pioneer, but it eventually expands to all sustainable practices, and is now generally used as a metonym for the global cultural of peace sector.

"Throughout history, various movements in Art have taken place: impressionism, Modernism, Abstract Art, Photo-Realists to name a few. Recently Pop Art debuted in the 1960’s and now at the beginning of the 21st Century, socially aware artists with a vision is making a difference in Art History. The pioneer artist of this new genre of art, David Jakupca, calls this type of expression this the "Environmental Art Movement". He is also the founder of the: International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)which is exclusively devoted to environmental and humanitarian concerns facing Mankind in the 21st Century". Art Critic and  Writer, Priscilla Cinadr

Since 1987, the success of ICEA has spawned a number of other ICEA Type Centers throughout the United States and the World involved in social activism, but ICEA continues to make the north coast a leading hub for innovation and development. This question may have occurred to many people's minds when they came across the term ICEALITY. While its meaning is mostly unknown to them, the revolutionary ideas and developments which have been made in this term affect everyone’s daily life, and it is hard to imagine our modern civilization without them. Greater Cleveland is now recognized as the heartland of the Environmental Peace Industry which is based on the ‘Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts.

The Science behind Peace and Global Harmony is the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts". Developed in 1987, it is the practical study on the aesthetics of the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Arts and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things ~ Human, Plant and Wildlife  Kingdoms!   The incorporation of the rights of flora and fauna in a "Universal Peace Equation" is the first major change in achieving a sustainable global Culture Peace on Earth in over 2000 Years.  http://theicea.com/page22

Iceality saw the "development to the LEED program, the Worlds Children Peace Monument, Urban Lakefront Development and has generated a lot of information on elements related to climate change, population and human rights.

David Jakupca, asserts that, "Respect for human and environmental rights and greater understanding
between people from different racial and religious backgrounds must be the first goal of society in today's fast-changing, globalized world."  The goal is accomplished according to Jakupca, "Is by focusing on the creative process and affirming to the principles of the "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts".

The  Theory on Environmental Arts (ICEALITY*) was enthusiastically embraced by the United Nations by 1990 and was featured in many of their World Conferences;
1- 1992 Earth Summit on the Environment, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
2- 1993 World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria
3- 1994 World Conference on Population and Development, Cairo, Egypt  
4- 1995 World Conference on Women, Beijing, China 
5- 1996 Habitat II- UN Conference on Human Settlements, Istanbul, Turkey
6- 2000 World's Fair, Expo2000, Hannover, Germany  
7- 2001 World Conference on Racism, Durban, South Africa
8- 2002 World Summit on Sustainability, Johannesburg, South Africa 
9- 2003 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy  
10- 2005 World Conference on Peace, Verbania, Italy   
11- 2007 World Peace Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The result of this major global public promotion at the United Nations level, is that the Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern global sustainable movement and this concept is now replicated by artists, architects, urban planners and sustainable organizations throughout the World, reflecting a still growing global audience.

Looking at our over populated society in which Sustainability has become a necessity against Ecocide, the crucial role of Iceality in the Environmental Arts and Urban Design Revolution becomes even more evident.

This also makes Iceality a philosophy meaning that there is hope for Humanity after all, and that improvements in our Society can take place daily. American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca see it as a transformation from the rust belt to a place where, "Economics and Culture combined with leading edge technology and thriving entrepreneurship, financial investors and pioneering organizational styles provide the background for the most profound inquiry ever into the Nature of Peace that will affect our planet’s very evolution for centuries to come."

They would like to convey the image of ICEALITY as the nucleus of the modern sustainable agenda for saving our Planet, presenting the most important developments of major elements which comprise the future which is the relationship between Humans and their Environment through Design and Culture, ultimately promoting an effective sustainable global Culture of Peace between all Living Things in the Human, Plant and Animal Kingdoms.

[Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]
Reference Link:
http://www.americantowns.com/oh/cleveland/news/american-cultural-ambassadors-expands-role-of-greater-cleveland-being-the-global-center-of-the-environmental-art-movement-17709950

:http://bereabuzz.blogspot.com/2014/01/american-cultural-ambassadors-david-and.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_art
ICEALITY SILVER REVELATION BACKGROUND CHECK by Christa Herbert:
-- The Environmental Arts Movement was professionally organized by the The International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) founded  by David and Renate Jakupca in 1987.
-- Environmental Art is the true indigenous art form of the greater Cleveland, Ohio area.
-- The ARK in Berea is the global home to the Environmental Art Movement.
-- David Jakupca is the recognized leader and the Spiritual Father of the Environmental Art Movement.
-- The 'Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts' is now considered as the cornerstone of the modern sustainable global Environmental Art Movement and the concept is now replicated by urban designers, architects and artists throughout the World.
-- In 1993 in Vienna, Austria at the World Conference on Human Rights, ICEA, with the approval of U.S. Delegates, Jimmy Carter and Geraldine Ferraro, began recycling and promoting United Nations' World Conferences until 2007..
-- Through this partnership with the United Nations, ICEA has influenced a global audience of literally billions of people.
-- Environmental Art was used by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of their 1997 American Canvas Project that is currently used in all 50 States.
-- In 2000, David and Renate Jakupca were appointed American Cultural Ambassadors representing the US at EXPO2000, The Worlds Fair held in Hanover, Germany.
-- Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement in Cleveland, Ohio
-- Environmental Art is the number one Art Movement in America.
-- Environmental Arts is the number one Art Movement Worldwide.

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The 'ICEALITY METHODOLOGY on FACEBOOK:
Utilizing the 1987 "Theory of Iceality on Environmental Arts", the 'Iceality Methodology' was developed at EXPO2000 the Worlds Fair held in Hanover Germany to promote the building of the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM) and the Great American Peace Trail.
Originally designed for MYSPACE, The 'Iceality Methodology' has been 'borrowed' as a tool for social change by virtually every social activist organization and group on Facebook and is used by over 1 Billion people in a still growing audience.
Who knew how much this relatively modest team from ICEA headquarters in Cleveland would go on to revolutionize the way Non-Profits on Facebook use the internet to help All the Worlds Children?
Reference Link: "Iceality Methodology"
http://theicea.com/page30
ARK in Berea the Home of the Environmental Art Movement

2014 World Forum Annual Meeting
http://www.weforum.org/node/138273


Related Links:
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
http://www.cudc.kent.edu
http://www.clevelandurbandesign.com

Sustainable Cleveland 2019
Eradicating Ecocide Global Initiative
International Center for Environmental Arts

Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art
Cleveland Museum of Art

http://globalsiteplans.com/

GREATER CLEVELAND "BRANDED'  AS GLOBAL HOME OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ARTS MOVEMENT
Full Story:  http://theicea.com/page25


  [CLEVELAND Magazine 1994 Artist of the Year David Jakupca International Center for Environmental Arts]

Major International Awards:
[United Nations Peace Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]        [Nelson Mandela Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]        [Turkish Human Rights Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality] [EXPO 2000 Expolino Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]   [Italian Medal of Arts Award WCPM Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]   [Monta Rossa Ecology Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]   [United Nations Award Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]    [Freedom Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]       [United Nations Habitat II Endangered Spaces Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]        [Canadian Peace Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]       [United Nations Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]

[TIME Magazine Heroes Award Ambassador Jakupca Iceality]
[World Peace Makers Hall of Fame Jakupca]

1987 to 2007- ICEA Celebrating Twenty Years of Community Service
"ICEAlity an understanding of the relationship between Humans and
their Environment through the Arts"
International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA)
P. O. Box 81496
Cleveland, Ohio 44181
Tel/Fax; 440-891-8376
Email: icea2000@sbcglobal.net
www.TheICEA.Com
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Cleveland Immigrant Worlds Children on the World Stage for RNC

Cleveland Immigrant Worlds Children on the World Stage for RNC

At the 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION held in Cleveland, Ohio
the PATRIOTIC NATIONALITY AMBASSADORS led by Ambassador Renate Jakupca, Cleveland's 'First Lady of Peace' in saying the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
on Day 2 of the RNC
TUESDAY, JULY 19th, 2016 –
SESSION III – 5:30 pm Q ARENA
Telecast by C-SPAN
PATRIOTIC NATIONALITY AMBASSADORS led by Ambassador Renate Jakupca,
Cleveland's 'First Lady of Peace' in saying the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

These are children from legal immigrants of Eastern and Western Europe of the 'Captive Nations under Communism' (behind the Iron Curtain) organized by Mayor Ralph Perk and later under Senator George Voinovich here in Cleveland, Ohio. The clothing they wore is authentic and many of the children do speak their native language with their family and community. They represent legal "naturalized immigrants" conveying a message of Peace and Iceality to everyone and by saying 'Thank You' to America by Pledging their Allegiance.

LEADERS
Ambassador Renate Jakupca (Austrian)
First Lady of Peace
Contact: 440-891-8376
rjakupca@sbcglobal.net
David Jakupca (Czech)

PARTICIPANTS
Justin Worth (Polish)
Natasha Gaser (Slovenian)
Adam Hetzel (German)
Noah Fechter (Hungarian)
Ava Favian (Donauschwaben)
Nicholas Craciun (Romanian)
Connor Mulcahy (Welsh)
Sophia Slectkovas (Lithuanian)
Marcella Morris (Bulgarian)
Mira Damljanovic (Serbian)
Kristyna Nosek (Slovak)
Andjela Petrovic (Serbian)
Reagan O’Malley (Italian)
Blaise O’Malley (Irish)
Julia Bejjani (Lebanese)
Mark Michael Drozd (Ukranian)
Lilliana Colaluca (Italian)
Sara David Moore (Irish)


Special Thank You to:
Irene Marrow and Ralph Rocky Perk Jr
American Nationalities Movement

GREEN ROOM - Group photo with Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) another speaker in tonight's RNC program,
and Group Leaders David Jakupca and Ambassador Renate.
It was a real pleasure for them to meet you!
https://chriscollins.house.gov


PATRIOTIC NATIONALITY AMBASSADORS led by Ambassador Renate Jakupca,
Cleveland's 'First Lady of Peace' in saying the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE at RNC 2016


PATRIOTIC NATIONALITY AMBASSADORS led by Ambassador Renate Jakupca,
Cleveland's 'First Lady of Peace' in saying the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE at RNC 2016






Group photo with Stipe Miocic, UFC Champion
http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Stipe-Miocic?id

REFERENCES:
At Time 22:50 on this C-SPAN Video
https://www.c-span.org/video/?412400-1/rnc-delegates-nominate-donald-trump-president

C-SPAN Video
https://www.c-span.org/video/?412761-1/republican-national-convention-day-2-preview

Download FULL REPLAY: Day 2 of Republican National Convention in Cleveland - July 19, 2016
http://www.wtfdownload.com/full-replay-day-2-of-republican-national-convention-in-cleveland---july-19-2016/hA_6J_XU8sg.wtf

FULL REPLAY: Day 2 of Republican National Convention in Cleveland -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA_6J_XU8sg

Watch: GOP convention Day 2
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/2016/07/19/watch-live-gop-convention-day-2/87299144/

RNC 2016 schedule of events and speakers
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/rnc-2016-schedule-of-events-and-speakers-225704

United Press International (UPI)
http://www.upi.com/News_Photos/view/upi/4a165292387ba3e6239e41f7a697d821/Patriotic-Nationality-Ambassadors-speaking-at-the-Republican-National-Convention-in-Cleveland/

Who were the people who lead the Pledge of Allegiance at day 2 of the Republican Convention?
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20160720061728AApPds0

WORLDS CHILDREN PEACE MONUMENT (WCPM)
https://www.facebook.com/WCPMiceality/
http://www.http://theicea.com/page5

Cleveland German Radio Show
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1134003266673295&type=1&hc_location=ufi

Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 Earth Day Message - International Iceality Day

Growing Together with Ambassador Renate

Today, the ARK in Berea, Ambassador Renate and David joins people all over the world in celebrating Earth Day. We at the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA) know that all of our supporters treasure the myriad of animals, people and ecosystems scattered across our planet, and hope that as part of your Earth Day observances you are inspired to find ways Iceality can make a positive change on the Earth  for All the Worlds Children.

2016 Earth Day Message from Ambassador Renate
There is a song done by Lorne Green called the ‘Place Where I worship is the Wide Open Spaces’ where the base line rises and dances with the treble that descends and then mirrors it with the words…’built by the hands of the Lord’. It is a piece that could also be known as a hymn called the Iceality Song. I am humming it now as I sit on ‘Big Rock’ over looking the river at the ARK in Berea and writing this morning's story for Earth Day.

This past year, recovering from Cancer, I have explored the Earth, finding fossils washed out of the Rocky River, observing life moving across the Urth Island, and these past few weeks watching the return of steel head trout heading up stream to spawn. I have seen Canadian Geese building their nests and have looked up at the sky and have been amazed at what has always been there above but we've never recognized, and in it all have found something about me.

Map of Historic ARK in Berea, 44017
Now that I think about it, there should be an International Iceality Day that would be more encompassing in its scope than any other celebration on the international calendar. Iceality Day would be a day of potential, especially for All the Worlds Children. It is not about something 'other', but something we can celebrate and hold as part of ourselves. It is as intimate as Earth Day is for the Plants and Animals and International Peace Day is for the Human's but more encompassing in its scope than any other celebration on the calendar. It is about US as much as it is about the Animals, Fish, and Birds, about the Plants and Trees, Land and Waters. There is no escaping the Planet Earth. Very few have done it and never for long. The two astronauts that are on the International Space Station are going to be off the Earth for a year; the longest time anyone has spent away from our planet yet…so the universal symbol of peace, the WCPM is ready for Peace in Space.
Preaching for the Earth isn't always the way to go. This is not to say that there are not issues we need to look at and examine. There are. But we cannot see them until we look for ourselves. There is something that Benjamin Franklin wrote that said: "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." All we can ask is for people to give it a look, a few minutes, the length of time of a favorite song. See what it is all about. We can treat nature as something outside us, outside the windows and doors of our homes, but it is Iceality, it is All of Us.

Earth Day seems like a good day to say thank you to all the people who support the Worlds Children from this last year. I thank you for spending your time with us. And thanks, Earth, for letting us get to know you. We look forward to getting to know you better and better.
Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM)
"Happy Earth Day, everyone. And remember to thank Mother Gaia for her most amazing bounty: All The Worlds Children"  Ambassador Renate.



Monday, March 28, 2016

'WORLDWIDE CANDLELIGHT PEACE and PRAYER Vigil' for the Victims and Family's of Violence

All the Worlds Children are invited to hold a 'WORLDWIDE CANDLELIGHT PEACE and PRAYER Vigil' for the Victims and Family's of Violence - especially those in the recent attacks in Belgium and Pakistan.


ARK in Berea (ICEAnews) – With the terrible reality of this weekend’s Lahore bombing still sinking in, All the Worlds Children are gathering on Facebook this evening to pray and to light a candle in Solidarity with the people of Pakistan and Belgium.
“Collectively we will all share our Light and Love to those who need it the most.” Ambassador Renate.
“Given the many people the world over that still have family back in Belgium and Pakistan, that are seeing the terrible pictures after this months bombing have left many people horrified beyond words, so this is a gesture of Iceality in action”, says Ambassador Renate along with Baba Brohi, Pakistan Peace Emissary of Pakistan World Peace Daily, which is hosting this evening’s vigil and Ms Julia Roberts, WCPM Advocate of Lahore, Pakistan along with Kainat Khan, Pakistan Youth Peace Ambassador.

“Namaste, the importance is to hold a prayer, to pray to the almighty God, to help the families, to support the families, who have lost their loved ones,” says Baba Brohi.

He says the event is about praying for the victims and their families. “We are trying to remember all the victims and bring all their friends and families together with All the other Worlds Children, to morally support the families of the victims,” says Baba Brohi.
“This is a Peace Vigil for all of Humanity, especially those who are the most vulnerable in our Society, All the Worlds Children” says Julia Roberts

“Whether blasts happen in Pakistan, Brussels, Saudia, France, Syria or in any other country of the world it kills humanity. So if we want to save the Earth we have to save Humanity, We have to work on Peace,” says Kainat Khan, Pakistan Youth Peace Ambassador
• The March 22 bombing in Brussels, left more than 30 people dead and more than 200 wounded after explosions two blasts hit the international airport; another struck a metro station.
• The March 27 Easter bombing in Lahore, which killed more than 70 people and injured hundreds, has been condemned by Muslim groups all over the province.

The vigil will take place on Sunday April 3, 2016
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
all over the World

Ambassador Renate calls Pakistan Easter Bombing 'Heinous'


At least 70 people were killed and more than 300 wounded after a terror attack in Pakistan

ARK in Berea (ICEAnews)  – In what she calls ‘heinous’, Ambassador Renate is condemning the Easter bombing of Christians in Lahore, Pakistan.
In a tweet, Ambassador Renate Jakupca says her thoughts and prayers are with all those killed or injured in the bombing yesterday at a park in Lahore that was crowded with families, with many women and children among the victims.
At least 70 people were killed and more than 300 wounded.
A breakaway Taliban faction that has publicly supported the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility, saying it targeted Christians celebrating Easter but most of those killed were Muslims.

First Lady of Peace, Ambassador Renate
Baba Brohi, Pakistani Peace Emissary  has also stated that his thoughts are also with those grieving the violent loss of so many in Pakistan. He adds with the First Lady of Peace: “...our resolve to use Iceality to combat hate for All the Worlds Children must not waver.”  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35908512

In Related News: Pope Francis is calling on authorities in Pakistan to “make every effort to restore security and serenity” to Pakistanis, especially to religious minorities in the predominantly Muslim nation.
http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/03/28/pope_francis_condemns_terrorist_attack_in_pakistan/1218588


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca



March 21, 2016

STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BRUSSELS
by American Cultural Ambassadors David and Renate Jakupca

ARK in Berea:  We want to express our solidarity with the people of Belgium in the aftermath
of the attacks that took place in Brussels.  Along with All the Worlds Children,
we are distressed by the pictures and of the news of the loss of lives.

The wave of terror that has been unleashed in Europe and elsewhere around
the world are attacks against our very way of Life and against the Peaceful
Values of Iceality upon which our sustainable Culture of Peace systems have
been based.

We must utterly reject the use of deadly acts of terror.
We and All the Worlds Children must rededicate ourselves to these core
values of Iceality – ‘Becoming more like Angels than Human Beings’.  

We must strengthen our alliances as our way of life and the international
WCPM system, that has been built on our common values since the First Easter,
comes under challenge from these and other acts of evil.

“Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the families, friends and
especially the children of all those affected in Belgium at this terrible time.
On behalf of all at the Worlds Children Peace Monument (WCPM)
worldwide working for Peace, we keep hope alive and we are all the
Worlds Children here for you during this difficult time";
Ambassador Renate,
First Lady of Peace.

Peace Friends,
David Jakupca,

Ambassador Renate


http://www.wcpm.info

terrorist attack in belgium on Twitter
https://twitter.com/search/terrorist+attack+in+belgium

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/21/europe/belgium-terror-fight-molenbeek/



Sunday, March 13, 2016

Palmsonntag at the ARK in Berea

 Ostern ist wahrscheinlich einer der wichtigsten weltweit mit vielen Traditionen und Bräuche. Mit dem Ende der Karnevalszeit am Aschermittwoch ist die 40 Tage lange Fastenzeit beginnt. In der Woche vor Ostern Karwoche genannt wird, beginnt mit dem Palmsonntag.

An der historischen ARK in Berea, jedes Jahr am Abend vor dem Palmsonntag bereite ich zusammen mit David und meine Freunde, die Palmzweige . Wir dekorieren in der Regel die Zweige mit Schlaufen, Brezeln und andere Snacks, die dann getroffen werden und am Palmsonntag in der Kirche geweiht. Wer ist der letzte Morgen wird auf die Tage in der Karwoche bis bekommen lustige Namen. Als Kind wollte ich immer zuerst aufstehen, so dass ich nicht den ganzen Tag "Palmesel" genannt werde.

Eine ganz besondere Bedeutung für mich hat der Gründonnerstag. Denn an diesem Tag färben meine Fruenden und ich jedes Jahr die Ostereier. Wir verwenden keine gewöhnlichen Farben, sondern färben unsere Eier mit verschiedenen Kräutern und Zwiebelschalen. Ein weiterer Brauch ist auch das sogenannte „Eier ausblasen“, wo wir mit einer feinen Nadel in das Ei hineinstechen und versuchen den Dotter herauszublasen. Diese Eier bemalen wir dann, da sie als Dekoration verwenden werden. Ebenfalls bereitet am Gründonnerstag  meine Mutter den traditionelle Korb mit Speck, Käse, Brot, Eier und das traditionelle Osterlamm für die Speisenweihe am Ostersonntag vor. Ich wurde schon des öfteren am Gründonnerstag als „Hantlersgare“ bezeichnet, da ich zu spät aufgestanden bin :-)

Am nächsten Tag ist der Karfreitag und an diesem Tag sowie Aschermittwoch, sagt es der Kirche Tradition, dass man kein Fleisch verzehren sollte. Wenn Sie an diesem Tag zu spät aufstehen, genannt "Karfreitag Ratschn".

Mit dem Ostersonntag findet die Fastenzeit ihr Ende und um 5:00 Uhr morgens nehme ich gemeinsam  mit meiner Familie jedes Jahr am traditionellen Osterfeuer vor der Kirche teil. Um 14:00 Uhr findet auf der Schmitten die alljährliche Ostereiersuche statt. Letztes Jahr war ich dort mit meiner Mickey. Obwohl das Wetter nicht so schön war, hatten wir jede Menge Spaß. Es befindet sich dort ein großer Schneeberg, wo Ostereier mit verschiedenen kleinen Gewinnen versteckt sind. Kinder und auch Erwachsene sind eingeladen an dieser Suche teilzunehmen, wo es gilt das goldene Osterei, indem sich ein stolzer Geldbetrag von $5.00 verbirgt zu finden. Vielleicht haben ja Sie heuer das Glück und finden das goldene Ei !