(Closed) Do you celebrate Easter?

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do you celebrate Easter?
    Yes, and it's a very big holiday for me : (31 votes)
    28 %
    Yes, but it's a smaller holiday celebration : (40 votes)
    36 %
    No : (39 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We use to celebrate it when my grandmother was alive. I’m the youngest of like 40+ grandkids and my grandma loved any excuse to get her insanely large family together. She died over 10 years ago and since that time we usually just do a small dinner with my immediate family the Saturday before. Then the Fiance and I spend our typical lazy Sundays lounging around the house, vegging out, and acting like kids. 😀

    But we’re also not very religious so that probably makes a difference.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I celebrated when I was growing up, but we had a blended family religion wise (christian and jewish) so we celebrated more holidays than most, but they were never a big deal or taken seriously. When I went to school I stopped celebrating. I’m atheist now. Fiance is presbyterian, so I asked if he wanted to do something but he doesn’t care and hes a work all day.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I just commented on the other Easter thread a few seconds ago, but Easter is a very important day on the Christian calendar.  To many Christians, it is the most important holiday — even more important than Christmas. (Not from a gift-giving or family-gathering perspective, necessarily.  It’s just that, without that empty tomb showing that Christ was raised from the dead — and that He conquered sin and death –Christians would not have the hope that we have.)

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This poll is going to be totally skewed because most people who celebrate aren’t going to be logged in today.

    We don’t celebrate because we’re not religious and the vast majority of our families live in other states. 

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @Brielle:  I did the same– Easter kind of “makes” the whole Christian religion. It’s a day on which Christians celebrate their belief that Jesus is the actual son of God, having conquered death.  Jesus dying for sins and coming back from the dead is sort of the whole point of Christianity– Christmas is a happy birthday celebration but Easter is more in tune with actual beliefs. 

    Regarding what we do personally, I did Holy Thursday mass, Good Friday mass, and Easter Vigil last night.  This morning we had mimosas and brunch with family! (For Catholics, Easter Vigil is part of Easter Sunday.)  All in all, I’ve probably been at my church a total of 15 hours over the past 3 days? Lots of stuff!

    (Edit: I don’t want that to sound like I’m bragging or holier-than-thou– just wanted to show the range of what people do for this holiday!  I think everyone’s spiritual journey is a personal choice and should make them happy, whether that’s church every single day or never setting foot in one!) 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We celebrate Easter the day before with my DH’s family, but it is more of an excuse for a family get-together than anything else. We don’t celebrate on Easter, but I do agree that it has religious signifigance. Personally, I think it is more for personal reflection/prayer than a party (but I don’t think it’s wrong if others have a party).

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Not really.  I get the kids some candy, but that’s it. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    nope, we celebrate Passover 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @finnaroo:  my roommate is Jewish– we were so excited that they were on the same weekend this year! so much celebration! Chag Sameach!

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We celebrate Pesach and we will eat chocolate eggs… but that’s just because we like chocolate!

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Yep, it’s a huge holiday for us, as big as Thanksgiving. Maybe not as big as Christmas, but that’s just because it’s not as widely celebrated.

    Today we went from church, to a luncheon, to celebrating with my family, to celebrating with his family. Really long day!

    It’s one of my favorite holidays.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have always gone to church then had luncheon with family. FI’s family is the same way. So yes, it is a pretty big deal for us. 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Nope. I mean, when I was little we’d do the Easter egg hunt and I’d get a basket with all sorts of goodies but that was pretty much it. Some years we’d have a fancy dinner and others we didn’t. My family wasn’t/isn’t religious so Easter is just another day to us.

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