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What are you up to this Easter?

 
 
msolga
 
Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 07:53 am
Just curious.

Is is a special occasion for you & yours, or just another holiday?

Or perhaps you'll be spending it alone?

If it is a special event, how do you usually celebrate Easter? Church services? Traditional family rituals?

Any special foods you usually prepare? Tell us about it. (I love these details!)

Maybe you'll be working, you poor thing!

Or maybe you are just going to relax with a good book, a stack of DVDs & your favourite critter/s?

In Oz Easter starts tomorrow (Good Friday) . That'll be in about 10 minutes' time. It's usually one of those days where everything pretty much closed down. So a lot of shopping madness this afternoon, then traffic madness as people headed out of the city for the last extended break for ages.

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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 07:58 am
@msolga,
We usually attend church services in the morning and then have an egg hunt here at the house, followed by dinner. It's funny - the girls are now 19 and 20 and they STILL want to do the egg hunt. Mr B hides plastic eggs all over the house. I fill them with little treats, but it's not the treats that they're after. It's the running around looking for the goofy places he hides them.

Dinner this year will be brunch and we'll probably skip services because M has a mid-afternoon train back to school. It's transition time in this household as we adjust to everyone being on their own schedules.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 07:59 am
4day weekend. Great for business up he MsOlga. THE busiest weekend oof the year for the town, Huge massive bushmarket (you should come on up for a day trip), camping, deer hunting, horse riding, motor bikes. fishing etc etc etc.
Were all going to bonnie doon.

For me its finish off painting the inside of the house.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:03 am
Psst... Its 5 past midnight that means its easter so i can eat easter eggs.
Just ate 4 (mini) solid choc eggs.

For those in different time zones Its easter here... so you can start on the easter eggs too
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:03 am
@msolga,
Me, nothing special, really.
A bit of gardening, a bit of reading, a bit of this & that as the spirit moves me.
I enjoy the Easter break because so many people leave the city for 3 to 4 days & the things seems gentler & quieter for a few days.
It looks like the warmish weather will hold, so I'm thinking a few long walks might be good.

Easter used to be a time when I caught up with family, at least for a day or so. It just occurred to me this afternoon, that this will be the first Easter that I will be totally parent-less. No more family expectations. That feels rather strange.
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:08 am
@msolga,
Public Easter Egg hunt Saturday, Easter basket and at-home hunt on Sunday. Maybe some ham on Sunday, haven't thought that far ahead yet. No church.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:09 am
@msolga,
nothing too special, as i said i'll be voting in an advance poll on Good Friday

got a stack of great British mysteries on DVD and The King's Speech to watch
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:11 am
@dadpad,
Quote:
Psst... Its 5 past midnight that means its easter so i can eat easter eggs.
Just ate 4 (mini) solid choc eggs

So you're feeling a bit off colour now, dp? Smile
My Easter resolve is not to eat ANY chocolate this year.
Or try really hard not to, anyway.
I will be strong!
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:12 am
@djjd62,
Seems rather unusual to be voting on Good Friday, dj.
Is a first or a regular occurrence?
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:15 am
eating matzoh
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:20 am
@msolga,
no real rhyme or reason to elections in Canada, it just worked out that way
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 08:27 am
@Ragman,
I feel inclined to give Handel's Messiah a bit of an airing.
No, not because I'm religious, but because I like the music a lot. And it's music I always associate with Easter.



But speaking of religion .... Easter, when I was a young child meant church, church & more church. Of the Ukrainian Catholic variety. Stations of the Cross. Good Friday service.The Easter Sunday service went for hours, which was really difficult with a rumbling stomach. (We used to fast from midnight then.) Then at the end of the service (hooray!) we'd get to go home & break the fast with all the special ritual foods which had been blessed.
mags314772
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 09:29 am
@msolga,
Lots of church during Holy Week. when I was a kid. Holy Thurday was a three hour extravaganza. On Good Friday from twelve noon to three, stations of the cross and other morbid traditions. Holy Saturday, another three plus hours of ceremony. Easter Sunday Mass was rather anticlimactic. I liked the solid chocolate bunnies best
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George
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 09:35 am
I'll be at St.Pat's in the morning and it will be packed to the rafters.
Who ARE all these people?
I'll be wearing my Jerry Garcia Easter tie -- bright pink with eggs & bunnies.
(It should come with a volume control.)
My daughter Hermione and my son Rhys are coming with me.
Nigel, my youngest, isn't much into church these days.

The Lovely Bride will make up "Easter Baskets" for the kids.
They're all in their twenties, but when it comes to Easter Baskets,
they're still kids.

We'll have my sisters-in-law and their families over for dinner.
It won't be anything Easter-ish, we're roasting a turkey.
With luck, the in-laws wil refrain from acting like outlaws.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 10:02 am
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

Just curious.

Is is a special occasion for you & yours, or just another holiday?



I don't even think as far as it being a holiday.
Didn't even realize until I saw this thread that Easter was coming.

No thoughts whatsoever on the day.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 11:13 am
@chai2,
Ditto.

About the only thing different is that eggs are cheaper and there is a larger variety of hams available in the market.
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raprap
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 11:50 am
Taking my Beagle Bitch to an Easter Egg Hut in the park...Baby, the Beagle, can find eggs faster than any infant monkey.
George
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 12:04 pm
@msolga,
msolga wrote:
. . . It just occurred to me this afternoon, that this will be the first Easter
that I will be totally parent-less. No more family expectations. That feels
rather strange.

Yeah, that happened to me a few years back. It certainly does feel strange
for a couple of years.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 12:12 pm
I no longer pay attention to Easter, except I put a plywood Roger Rabbit, carrying an Easter basket, in the front yard for the school kids to see as they pass going home. It is the only holiday figure I have left of the ones I used to make to sell. I was proud of this particular creation, but I made six and never could sell a one.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 21 Apr, 2011 12:17 pm
Tomorrow, Good Friday, is a public holiday here as well as it is Easter Monday.

Since everyone is on holiday these days, we just returned from a shorter trip with visiting A2K-friends, will have some restful days (e.g. doing the washing, loading up photos and videos).
Easter Monday, we'll go to church, because it's the one year death anniversary mass for my mother.
 

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