Easter is a typically low-key event around here and 2009 wasn’t any different. Nancy did some Easter baskets for the kids and we colored eggs (we’ve never pretended the Easter Bunny at our house) and had an Easter egg hunt and that was about it. Oh yeah, we went to church on Easter Sunday but that isn’t anything special for us – we go to church every single week.
I like our low-key Easter because it’s not about candy and presents and silliness such as the Easter Bunny. It’s about the resurrection of Christ. Easter is supposed to be “the most important annual religious feast in the Christian liturgical year” and so we try not to let the various celebratory trappings detract from the significance of the day.
Interestingly, Easter is often celebrated on different dates by Western Christianity and Eastern Christianity because they originally used different calendars (Gregorian, Julian). This year, the Western Christianity Easter fell on April 12 and the Eastern Christianity Easter fell on April 19. Next year, they fall on the same date. Who knew? It’s amazing the things you can learn while surfing Wikipedia