(Closed) Easter Vent.

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@StuporDuck:  I know! I’m not religious and totally forgot that today was Easter. It’s pretty upsetting to see so many stores closed. It just doesn’t seem like that big of a holiday to me.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ah… Secularism bless Scotland! Everything was open here today!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Online shopping 😉 I just found some really cute sandals at Nordstrms

 

@msfahrenheit:  I ran out of flour while making pancakes this morning and ran out to CVS, as I’m walking in I saw the pharmacy closed sign and was like “oh sh*t its Easter”

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Everything was closed here today except…. movie theatres, convenience stores like Mac’s Milk and 7-eleven…..and the new “open 24 hours” Shoppers Drug Mart! So we got drinks and food, and the cereal was on sale over half price…. yeah., we went grocery shopping at a “drug” store! Feels soooooo weird!

Oh yeah, restaurants are open for business today too….

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@StuporDuck:  Oh, definitely agreed. I’m limited to shoes/jewelry as I refuse to buy clothes without trying them on.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@StuporDuck:  I’m guessing that may be because of their employees as well as the fact that not as many people may want to shop on Easter.  Easter is a very important holiday on the Christian calendar. Many Christians consider Easter to be the most important Christian holiday — even more important than Christmas.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@msfahrenheit:  if you’re curious as to why it’s so big of a deal to some people, Easter is a huge holiday for those who practice because it’s the day Jesus rose from the grave– thus proving that he was the son of God and conquered death (which is really what makes the entire religion– if you believe Jesus is the son of God, he has to rise from the grave? so you celebrate it). 

That said, I don’t think so many stores need to close?  I live in a bigger city and we had some stores open– I say, let the practicing people take off work and let everybody else make a paycheck.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@StuporDuck:  Dang, your comment sounds really hostile.  I’m not complaining if my local Indian restaurant is closed for one of their holidays?

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@bookworm88:  I understand the Easter story. When I was a kid, we used to celebrate and we’d go to church and do an egg hunt and then have a small Easter dinner with immediate family. I didn’t realize that for a lot of people, it’s a lot more of a celebration than that.

When I lived in a more urban area, I think stores would normally be open, so I think maybe the reason so many places are closed is that Christianity is SO prevalent in certain areas that there wouldn’t be enough staff to work or customers to justify being open

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