Yestarday was Palm Sunday, a day to commemorate Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem, and a day for children to get new clothes and do the three turns around the church while holding their candles. Did I say candles? Oh dear, this year I was struck by how the Palm-Sunday-Candle-Industry has evolved from a small thing wrapped in an olive brand when I was a child to... this! The photos tell all I suppose: you had candles in the shape of flowers, others done in Burberry style, one of them - judging by the feathers - must have been commissionned to John Galliano (disgraced creative head of Dior), the Barbie doll is also part of a candle, the ladybug as well, there were easter eggs (hopefully of plastic), a cuckoo clock, and (one that I missed shooting) had mini-skateboards on it.... Just to think that after the triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, Jesus would be curcified this Friday (but... he resurrects!).
i hear some of these candles cost up to 500$ !!
enough to say that religion pays :)
i like pics, sayeba
Was surprised while looking at the weird assortment of candles being smashed around by the kids yesterday. ones that stood out were a football, and the other a doll with the wick standing out from the head....
However that made me feel better about my daughter holding a regular church candle and waving it about...it felt more natural all in all than the craziness out there...
Yes, the football one - I saw that too. But the one i really regret not having is the skateboards!
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