Cartoon: Easter loses its meaning in a consumerist culture

You walk into any grocery store during springtime, and lining the shelves is a pastel assortment of products: stuffed rabbits, Peeps, Cadbury eggs, and countless brand names with classic Easter holiday-themed packaging. Unknown to many, Easter originates from the Pagan celebration of the spring equinox and has undertaken Christian significance in modern times by becoming a day to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Today’s holiday is an example of the growing role of consumerism in every aspect of our lives because, once again, the marketing departments have reinvented another holiday to sell us things. (Phie Wei)