Whether you are religious or not, what are your easter traditions? Do you eat meat on Friday? Do you wait until Sunday to eat easter eggs? Do you think about the message behind it?
I am not religious but did go to religious studies at school, so got to hear some of the stories etc. I don't believe in the stories of the bible or in Jesus but for some reason I do feel very guilty about eating meat on Friday so usually have fish or vego. I also (usually) wait until sunday for the easter eggs, ok, so I do eat them before Friday but then hold off for a few days. So I was just wondering what everyone else does.
I don't want this to become a 'I don't believe people believe in that' type of thread, so please just tell me what you do. If you don't believe in Jesus/god then say that and tell me what you do
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01-04-2012 21:08 #1
How do you 'celebrate', or 'don't celebrate', easter?
01-04-2012 21:18 #2
I avoid meat on good friday and we do the whole Easter bunny and egg hunt. We dont go to church but still acknowledge the meaning behind Easter whilst enjoying the commercialism and it's affect on my so called weight loss regime!
01-04-2012 21:21 #3Senior Member
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I'm an atheist vegetarian, so we celebrate with chocolate.
To be honest, I find it more of an opportunity to have a few days off work and catch up with family.
01-04-2012 21:26 #4
We believe in the Easter bunny! My side is jewish, DH side is no religion ( but won't eat meat on good Friday - go figure?)
Passover actually starts on good Friday this year so we will go to my sisters house for dinner
We just do eggs on easter Sunday, nothing else really, I don't buy eggs for anyone except my dad, a small one for DH and my DS will be 18 months so not old enough to know the meaning of Easter ( will teach to him when he is older) but it will be exciting as it will be his first Easter egg hunt!
01-04-2012 21:27 #5
We are Christians, so we believe it's a celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus.
We don't avoid eating anything. We talk about the meaning of Easter to our kids and generally have a big celebration weekend with lot's of hot cross buns...... and on Sunday we have eggs. Sunday lunch is always a roast pork. I know it should be lamb traditionally but it's too expensive so we have pork.
01-04-2012 21:27 #6-
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I have never cared for Easter. I don't love chocolate that much and I'm not religious. But I think I'll go egg day this year and have an Easter egg hunt for DS.
01-04-2012 21:34 #7
As a family growing up it's just been getting the odd bit of chocolate - and to be honest I can't really remember it being a big thing...
Now as a mother - I leave the buying of chocolate Easter Eggs up to Nanna (she loves it - I let her enjoy it - plus she buys it for me too - woot! nom nom nom) ...I personally like the orignal idea of Easter being celebrating new life ~~ Spring time ~~ (obviously ar$e about for us in Australia ) ...but I take teh time to tell stories to the kids about the cycle of life ..plants, animals etc. How nature effects this depending on tehe seasons. And I also tell them about the link with the 'rabbit and the eggs'...that people used to find eggs laid by a bird in the nest of a hare.
Last year I got them some wooden eggs in a birds next which sits on their bookshelf, this year I have some paper mache eggs and some paint for us to decorate..we are going camping with DPs mum and Dad (wish us luck *ahem*..I mean..It should be FUN!!)
We sat down and worked out our meal plan today -- we are having chops and salad on whatever night it is that you aren't 'supposed' to eat meat! ..she asked me if I would mind and I think the look on my face gave it away - apparently they went camping years ago with family friends when DP was a kid and had a massive falling out because they went cook a BBQ on that night and their friends couldn't believe they would do such a thing.
>>ETA - oh and this year we have just got two Araucana chickens that lay blue eggs - nick named teh Easter Egg Chicken!!!
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01-04-2012 21:35 #8Senior Member
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We don't eat meat on good Friday.. The kids get their eggs on Sunday and we enjoy the time off work together
01-04-2012 21:40 #9
We are very laid back. We will get fish and chips on the friday night for dinner as we usually do. Sunday the easter eggs will appear and we might have a hunt for eggs but that also entails me getting up at some stupid hour to hide them.
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01-04-2012 21:59 #10
We celebrate Easter as the traditional European Spring festival.. complete with the bunny and eggs. And we also have a special meal at the beginning of Passover to remember Jesus.. (which just so happens to coincide with the Easter weekend this year)
The boys know the Easter holidays as a time when both religious festivals are celebrated at the one time, because they happened around the same time, and it's easier for people to have all the holidays at once. Basically.
Otherwise I'm stuck explaining what the heck bunnies have to do with resurrections... or what crosses have to do with Spring!
So I'm NOT teaching them it's a purely Christian festival, because it's not these days... and it has a lot of elements of the Germanic festival for Spring... so why not just celebrate it as it is.
I don't have special meals, but on Friday night for Jesus remembering I'll do the bread rolls and grape juice I might even use hot cross buns.
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