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Hoppy Sober Easter: Reclaiming the True Spirit of the Holiday

Updated: Apr 19

Easter is a time for bunnies, baskets, and binges - or at least, that's how the holiday is often celebrated in our modern times. But did you know that the origins of Easter are actually rooted in sobriety?


According to legend, the Easter bunny was actually a reformed alcoholic who turned his life around and found a new purpose delivering baskets of goodies to children. And the Easter egg? Well, that was originally a symbol of abstinence - a reminder to those who were tempted to indulge in alcohol that they could resist temptation and stay sober.

But over time, the true meaning of Easter has become lost in a sea of sugar-filled baskets and boozy brunches. So how can we reclaim the original spirit of Easter and celebrate in a way that honors our commitment to sobriety?

First and foremost, it's important to remember that Easter is about more than just candy and cocktails. It's a time to reflect on new beginnings, growth, and renewal - all of which are key themes in sobriety.

An Easter bunny sitting in a Buddha position.

Instead of indulging in sugary treats and alcoholic drinks, why not celebrate Easter with activities that promote wellness and self-care? Take a yoga class, go for a hike, or spend time with loved ones who support your sobriety.

And if you do find yourself in a situation where alcohol is being served, remember that you have the power to say no. Don't let peer pressure or social norms dictate your choices - stand firm in your commitment to sobriety and be proud of your strength and resilience.

So this Easter, let's reclaim the true spirit of the holiday and celebrate in a way that honors our commitment to sobriety. Remember the history of the Easter bunny and egg, and let's use this holiday as a reminder that we have the power to overcome temptation and live our best, sober lives.

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