At Northern Weldarc Ltd our families (and pets) are very important to us, and we enjoy spending time with them especially during a holiday. Therefore, NWL will be closed on Good Friday. Whether it’s Easter egg hunts, exchanging treats, small gifts, decorating eggs, or sharing a meal, our hope is that each of us can spend some quality time together with family and friends.
Did you know that Easter began as a pagan celebration of the spring equinox? Christians dedicated the day to observing the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is celebrated around the same time as the Jewish Passover, or “Pesach”. Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox and Passover begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month Nisan (Hebrew months follow the lunar cycle).
Even though Easter is a holiday there are also hazards everyone should be aware of.
For adults, one concern or hazard is driving - changing road conditions, tired, under the influence, another is cooking - burns, salmonella – especially with eggs/turkey that have been left out, also don’t forget about allergies such as nuts and dairy, overeating, fire hazards from candles and last but not least; Easter Sunday activities can cause tiredness and when Monday comes around, we can be extra tired on our drive back to work.
For kids, there are choking hazards (small candies, small toys, toys with small parts or stuffed animals with not well fastened eyes, etc), allergies to nuts eggs and dairy are common, slipping, and tripping hazards while on the hunt for Easter eggs, and the environmental conditions when outside can change quickly (mud, rain or even snow). Diabetic children who are overly active can have low sugars or too much chocolate and candies may cause their levels to elevate – know the signs and be aware of toxic items such as paints, markers, and some crayons!
For pets, chocolate, poisonous plants, plastic objects, foil wrappers, allergies (yes pets can have allergies too) or Easter basket filling (plastic grass) can be detrimental to our pet’s wellbeing.
Don’t forget to count hidden candies and write down their location. No one wants to find treats months later especially if they have gone bad.
This Easter remember to take time to create memories with family and friends that will last a lifetime!
Have a Safe and Happy Easter!!