Monday, April 9, 2007

Happy Easter

Easter is finally here! We celebrated Easter the traditional Armenian Orthodox way - we nailed a Jew to a tree. I know, I know: It sounds like a typical weekend in the South, but this is a holy day.
Seriously, I just spent the weekend in Delaware with my family. For such a religious day, I found a total lack of religion there. There were colorful Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and marshmallow Peeps. Nothing really to remind us of Jesus, the resurrection and what the true significance of the holiday means.
Easter and Christmas are two really fun pagan holidays. Well, they were pagan originally. Then the church muscled in and took them over. Easter was originally a spring fertility rite. That's why bunnies and chickies. A new beginning. Spring and flowers and babies and all that.
But mostly Easter is about eating lamb and candy with your family and just seeing each other. There's not the pressure of Thanksgiving or Christmas. It's just a neat springtime holiday where you dress up in fancy clothes and stuff sugary chocolate-covered coconut eggs in your mouth. Yummers!

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