Post # 1
I was in Buffalo over the weekend doing some shopping and I noticed that there was Easter decorations everywhere…peoples houses, cars, stores and even the road signs on the highway had Easter bunnies hanging from them. I also went to Wal-Mart and there was like 10 aisles dedicated to Easter items, decorations and chocolate. So it got me thinking is Easter a largely celebrated holiday in America? I know certain holidays vary by region or religion but I’m curious. What do you do on Easter if you celebrate?
Post # 3
Easter is a big deal, at least in our house it is…but not because of the religious aspect of it…because of the ham!
Post # 4
Yes Easter is very big! Especially for kids though, with Easter egg hunts and the Easter bunny.
Post # 5
Easter is my favorite because of Cadbury Eggs. Yummm.
But as for most Americans, it is a big deal from a religious perspective.
Post # 6
I think it depends on religious/cultural/familial background. My family doesn’t do anything for Easter; in fact, I didn’t even know what the date was until a couple weeks ago. MrMojito and I are going to be off camping. I am far more excited because Game of Thrones premiers that day!!!
Post # 7
I think it just depends on the family. Some celebrate Easter as a religious holiday. My brother and I liked doing easter egg hunts when we were kids, but once we got too old for that, we haven’t done anything for Easter. It probably doesn’t help that my brother and I aren’t religious, although my parents are. I didn’t even know when easter was this year until this morning.
Post # 8
I think it also depends on the area. Very big in my area but less so from where I was born.
Post # 9
Where I’m from, most people get together with extended family and have a big meal, like on thanksgiving or christmas. you may also go to church, decorate easter eggs, and generally celebrate spring time! I think easter decorations are kind of new, like halloween decor is getting more popular now.
Post # 10
Nobody in my neighborhood decorates and we don’t either. However, we do all get together for a big meal like a PP said.
Post # 11
We always celebrated it in our house, even though we weren’t crazy religious. Oddly, we knew the religious importance of it, but never even went to church that day, haha
Post # 12
It’s a Christian holiday, but a lot of people celebrate the secular aspects of it, especially with kids—family dinner, dyeing eggs, egg hunts, candy, etc. I love it for the chocolate 🙂
Post # 13
I’m not personally a big fan of Easter but my family has a dinner and an egg hunt. I think Saturday I’ll paint eggs with my son and go visit the bunny but that’s about it. Oh and he’ll get the traditional Easter basket.
Post # 14
I see a lot of Easter stuff around, but I think I’m more conscious of it because I’m Jewish, and I’m fairly accustomed to Passover either being ignored or hijacked by Christians in the South. It seems to be a pretty big damn deal around here (Virginia). Hams are on sale everywhere, there’s tons of signs and bags of special candy and decorations and bunnies all over the place. Target mostly has the food and some decorations. It’s not as insane as Christmas, but I definitely feel like it’s a bigger deal than say, Thanksgiving.
Post # 15
Yes, and as like all the other holidays it’s been over-commercialized (IMO). I come from a Christian family so we always spend Easter morning going to church (not different than most Sundays except for the fact the whole extended family will be there) and then the whole family will come back to my parents for a nice lunch. When we were younger we did the egg hunts as well as dying the eggs, getting Easter baskets, etc. We don’t decorate for it.
Post # 16
As an American, I can assure you Easter is huge! We usually go to church and have a dinner, do the egg hunt, easter baskets for the kids, that sort of thing. It’s not like Christmas but yeah, we definitely celebrate it.