Easter looming

I should feel more excited about Easter, I guess.  But I grew up in a household that didn’t really celebrate it, other than going to church on the relevant holy days.  So we missed out on chocolate easter bunnies and easter egg treasure hunts – and somehow I never really noticed or minded.

Which makes it a little harder when you marry into a family that loves to celebrate Easter.  Everyone exchanges Easter eggs, the fancier the better.  I still find it a little confusing, and have to ask my husband who I need to buy for and what date to give the eggs on.  This festival just doesn’t come naturally to me.

The one place I did feel relaxed about Easter was, funnily enough, Spain.  I lived there for a while a few years ago, and my time there happened to coincide with Semana Santa (“Holy Week” in Spanish).  There I found that Easter was a wholly uncommercialised, totally religious festival.  If chocolate bunnies and eggs were available, I never saw them, either advertised or for sale.  (And I was fortunate enough to be in Malaga for the fabulous, completely-over-the-top Semana Santa parades– a mind-blowing, top 10 life experience.)

So now, I watch Easter approaching with a little apprehension.  I’m gonna have to get my head around buying and giving those Easter gifts once again, but for me, this is one gift occasion that just doesn’t come naturally.  I guess you have to grow up with it.


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2 Responses to “Easter looming”

  1. Nicole Says:

    Yeah, my family celebrates Easter by a nice dinner with the family. I think I’d be over-whelmed if I needed to buy Easter eggs / baskets for people!

  2. kate200 Says:

    A nice family dinner sounds like a much better arrangment to me, too! Lucky you!

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