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History Of Dressing Up For Easter

Why do people dress up for Easter?

Easter Sunday is a day of pastels, lace and ruffles. It seems that many people wear their best outfits. Parents have their children all decked out.

There's an interesting history behind the reasons people dress up at Easter.

Many believe that religion has a role in Easter attire. Many people were baptized during Easter and wore new, white robes to symbolize new life.

Believe it or not, superstition has a role as well. Dating back to the 15th century, the superstition is that wearing new clothes at Easter bring good luck. It's like eating collard greens and black eyed-peas at New Years.

Having this said, the formality of Easter attire has changed over the years. In the past, people generally bought clothes certain times of the year. Now with online shopping buying clothes is more convenient. And people's attitudes have relaxed about wearing formal clothing to Church.