It might not seem like it, but Easter is already just around the corner. What was once strictly a religious observance has now become a cultural holiday of a very different order. First records of the Easter Bunny come from German Lutherans, whose folk legends saw the Easter Hare judging whether or not children had been good or not in the season leading up to Eastertide. In those days, well-behaved children were said to receive colored eggs and gifts from the Easter Hare’s basket.
Today, the Easter Bunny is most well-known for hiding candy eggs, other goodies and sometimes even edible chocolate caricatures of himself for children (though word has it that adults have been known to indulge from time to time).
If you want to get into the Easter spirit while in Kitsap County, then the Kitsap Live Steamers in Port Orchard, WA is where you’ll want to be. The Kitsap Steamers are a nonprofit organization that runs an impressive mini-steam railway that offers rides and educates the public about this fantastic mode of transportation. They have a fantastic network of mini railroads and an impressive collection of working railcars.
On Saturday, April 19, The Steamers will be holding their annual Easter celebration, which consists of a special Easter train for children and their parents and an exciting Easter Egg Hunt that takes place in South Kitsap Regional Park. If you’re interested in these events, make sure you contact Jessie Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
For other Easter events happening in Kitsap, check out the Visit Kitsap website.