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Readers Respond: How Do You Celebrate the Easter Holiday?

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From the article: What is Easter?
Christians celebrate the Easter holiday in many different ways, depending on family traditions and the customs of their denomination. Some observe a period of fasting during the season of Lent. Because of pagan influences and the commercialization of Easter, a vast number of Christians prefer simply to celebrate Resurrection Day. No matter how you commemorate the Lord's death, burial and resurrection, there's no doubt that Easter is the most important holiday of the Christian calendar. Whether Orthodox, Catholic, Baptist or Non-Denominational, typically, Easter is the most well-attended Sunday service of the year.

How Do You Celebrate?

Worship and Family

We go to church and worship on good friday and Easter morning..my children know jesus died so we can live.... but we still have an easter egg hunt and the easter bunny visits too. Followed by a wonderful lunch with whole family
—Guest christina

Easter Weekend

My husband and I go to his family over a Easter weekend where we fast from Thursday night midnight,we attend church every day from the Friday to the Monday. Our fast is broken on the Saterday evening at 18h00 during church and on the Sunday afternoon we feed the poor with a fund to which the whole family contribute to throughout the year. On the Monday afternoon the family (those who have not departed yet) have lunch together and after that everybody respectively takes the road back to their homes.
—Guest Mrs. K

We Celebrate with Family

I celebrate easter spending time with my family, decorating eggs and finding them like a easter egg hunt. I sometimes go to church services.
—Guest jonna

Reflection

Resurrection day is a wonderful day of music and messages that reflect on what the Lord Jesus Christ did to redeem mankind. His great sacrifice makes it possible for people to be saved from eternal punishment for their sin. By faith in Him anyone can have their sins forgiven and the Father to accept Jesus' payment for their sin as sufficient. What a wonderful gift we are offered through the saving work of the Son of God! "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.: -John 3:16
—Guest Kerry

Church and Family

We spend Easter by going to church in the morning. We then go home and do an Easter egg hunt for the children.around 3 o clock we have a huge family meal with a few guests too.. And when finished we give each other 1/2 Easter eggs each.in the evening around 6 o clock we all watch a film about Jesus
—Guest Emilia

New Life

I attend every service possible the week leading up to Easter (Holy Week). Good Friday is very special to me when I think of what Jesus went through to purchase my salvation. Then Easter Sunday I celebrate His Resurrection which means new life. I thank God for the gift of His precious Son who gave His life for me, for making it possible for me to have a personal relationship with Him. I am so glad that I asked Him to forgive my sins and to come into my life. I have never been sorry I made that decision when I was 5 years old and that was 70 years ago. Thank you, Jesus!!!
—Guest Edna

How We Celebrate Easter

My spouse and I live far away from family. We celebrate by observing Mass. Then we go for a walk through our village on Easter Sunday. Many yards are decorated with eggs and flowers.
—SunnyDeb

We are Celebrating our King

My husband and three children attend church. We thank Jesus for what He has done for us and celebrate His resurrection. He has risen. We may fast the week prior... and watch the animated version of his life on Earth with our children. We read psalms, read to our children and share with them that the Easter bunny has nothing to do with Easter. We do have an egg hunt after church but it is not our primary focus. My eldest of three realizes the difference now and knows that the true meaning of Jesus is that He died for us so we could live. He has risen and lives, we experience a new peace in Him. We love Him so. Thank you for this opportunity to share.
—Guest Desire' Cruz

How We celebrate the Easter Holiday

My husband and three children attend church. We thank Jesus for what He has done for us and celebrate His resurrection. He has risen. We may fast the week prior... and watch the animated version of his life on Earth with our children. We read psalms, read to our children and share with them that the Easter bunny has nothing to do with Easter. We do have an egg hunt after church but it is not our primary focus. My eldest of three realizes the difference now and knows that the true meaning of Jesus is that He died for us so we could live. He has risen and lives, we experience a new peace in Him. We love Him so. Thank you for this opportunity to share.
—Guest Desire' Cruz

Attend Church

To me this is the most sacred time of the year on the Christian calendar. We attend Church on Good Friday and Easter Sunday to celebrate the Death and Ressurection of Jesus Christ.
—Guest milly

Easter

I spend Easter by simply watching videos at home on how Jesus was crucified and he raised from the dead and everything he has done for me.
—Guest sandra

Easter Sunday Celebration

I celebrate by going to early morning mass. Have an Easter Egg hunt for my grandchildren, followed by a traditional meal and the family together.
—Guest Grandma to 8

Easter Tradition in the Caribbean

Easter is many things for us in the Caribbean, but like many we do celebrate the season with fasting and repentance. The majority go to church and or spend time with family. Some families also camp out on the beach as well. A major staple during the Easter weekend is fried fish and Jamaican Easter bun with canned cheese.
—Guest Cas

Jesus or Bunnies?

My children and I celebrate by spending time in prayer and thanking Jesus for what he has done for us. I do not and will never allow what most do during this time. A "false fasting" does nothing. What is a "false fast"? Some churches teach that if you stop drinking rootbeer or chewing gum you are fasting. Others spend most of their time getting the eggs and baskets ready for the children. And that is the extent of what the children learn about Easter. What a waste! Jesus is the priority, not a false fast, candy, Easter bunnies and all of the other stuff that so called Christians do.
—Guest Robert

The Remembrance of My Lord and Savior

I celebrate Easter by going to church and worshiping God, remembering what he went through because of me and knowing more about his resurrection power.
—Guest Valentia chepape

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How Do You Celebrate the Easter Holiday?

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